More infill keeps on coming around Downtown Denver! We are going to be taking a look at a new project over in the Cheesman Park neighborhood; 11th and Gaylord to be exact. There have been some whispers in the past few years about this particular development and I am happy to share with you that it has become a reality!
First off we will take a look at the site outline where this development is going. It’s a unique shape because of the Botanic Gardens directly to the South. Currently there are some existing buildings on site, which we will be taking a look at below.
Here is a rendering of the project [click to embiggen] thanks to Mike Gerber of MGL Partners who also toured me around the site and provided some great details. Residences at the Gardens is a 7-story concrete building with 4-stories setback along 11th Avenue. This adds great street presence without being too overwhelming at the same time. This will provide the neighborhood a total of 156-units with two levels of underground parking. The use of brick and stone reflect the character of the very mature neighborhood this will sit in.
Now for a look at the site. There are a mix of 2-story apartment buildings currently on this site which have begun to vacate. MGL Partners are going to incorporate some of the elements from the existing buildings into their new project as well as save the big trees that have been here longer than most of these buildings!
Units in this building will range from studios to 3 bedrooms and will also include a 7th floor rooftop deck looking over the gardens and Downtown Denver. We usually don’t see much infill in this neighborhood as most of it has been already filled in. This shows there is always room to upgrade and increase density in already built out parcels.