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New Arapahoe Square Project: Glenarm Grove

Today let’s take a look at a new project going up in the Arapahoe Square neighborhood. In the Clements Historic District there was one parking lot that needed to be filled to fully complete this neat little district. Sprocket has begun work on a townhome project that will occupy this parking lot. These townhomes, named Glenarm Grove, will be situated between 21st and 22nd Street along Glenarm. Here is a map with the site outlined.

Glenarm Grove is a Landmark Approved project so it will fit very nicely in the Clements Historic District. This project will include a total of 8 townhomes, each having its own garage for parking and storage. Each unit will vary between two and three stories with select units sporting rooftop decks and/or patios. Here is a preliminary rendering of the project.

The parking lot has already been taken out and construction has commenced!

It’s always great to see another parking lot disappear even though there is still a sea of parking lots just across the street, let’s hope those will get some attention soon! Units will be priced in the high 200’s to low 300’s.

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  1. Mike says:

    THANKS for the post Ryan! good news for this neighborhood!!!

  2. Jim Nash says:

    If Arapahoe Square is the problem, then Curtis Park-Five Points is the solution. Townhomes fit nicely with those single-family homes around them, and are attractive to families with children.

    Yes, the clustering of all the homeless shelters in one area West of Broadway is a turn-off to some renters, but attracting families with children on the East side of Broadway can make the whole Northeast direction from Downtown a plus.

    What’s most needed to change the whole Arapahoe Square equation is a nice grocery store on Broadway, right in the middle between the two neighborhoods — and essential to middle class living.

    Let’s hope the mayor’s office is more inspired than the Denver Planning Office, which appears to be planning to turn Broadway into a dead-end street, ending in a “park” that will be an attraction to the hundreds of homeless nearby, and a place that nearby renters and homeowners will avoid.

    Broadway, in it’s very name, says Main Street. It flows through the heart of Downtown, and it needs to be re-made as a big — maybe big-box — commercial street. It’s the trigger needed to bring back more Downtown retail, to serve all the new residents moving there.

    But for now, the really positive development is these 8 townhomes in Curtis Park. Projects like these, though smaller, are essential infill to remaking the city.

    • Larry says:

      “Broadway…, needs to be re-made as a big — maybe big-box — commercial street. It’s the trigger needed to bring back more Downtown retail….”

      You’re kidding, right? I won’t even go into the bare bones fundamentals of how utterly destructive box-box is to an urban street like Broadway and specifically why it would have the absolutely opposite effect to what you think!

      • Jim Nash says:

        Larry, why do you think people living in and around Downtown don’t want to be able to WALK to a Target or Home Depot or square-block-size drugstore, with housing built above it?

        That’s exactly what’s being built in the 5-story King Soopers project near Union Station. I believe a lot near the DUS Light Rail Station is planned for a big drugstore. The King Soopers on Santa Fe Drive is a mid-rise, multi-use building with structural parking.

        Infill around Downtown Denver must have good, close, walkable shopping, offering people the same kinds of choices they get in the subburbs, without the need for a car. And for these projects to succeed, some below-ground and structural parking has to be part of the equation.

        Again, look at those urban King Soopers, and you’ll see how a full block — big box –of retail is not only functional, but vital to the long-range success of Downtown’s revitalization.

        The question for every Downtown renter or home buyer is, If I’m going to live here, what are the shopping options? Can I really live here without a car?

  3. Richard says:

    There is already a Safeway grocery store nearby at 20th & Park which serves the Five Points, Arapahoe Square and Uptown area. There are still a lot of vacant lots so developments like this are a big positive.

  4. […] down the street from the recently announced Glenarm Grove project, there is another townhouse project planned for the Five Points-Curtis Park […]

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