New Project: LoHi Place

Downtown Denver’s Lower Highland district keeps chugging along with new investment at a dizzying pace. Today we’re taking a look at LoHi Place, a new townhome project at the northwest corner of Tejon Street and W. 35th Avenue.

LoHi Place will replace an auto repair shop (visible in the aerial below) with 12 modern townhomes:

Below are two high-resolution renderings of the project exterior, courtesy of Sara from Kentwood City and project architect Ed Enck of Denver-based S-arch. Sagebrush Companies is the developer.

Here’s a recent photo of the site showing work getting underway:

The project is scheduled to be completed by Spring 2014.

By | 2016-12-09T14:37:54+00:00 July 19, 2013|Categories: Highland, Infill, Residential, Urban Design|Tags: |8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Kyle July 19, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    I feel like i’ve seen that exact same design somewhere before…

  2. Jeff July 21, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Who cares if it looks similar to another townhome development. It’s 12 townhomes replacing an auto shop that was consistently filled with beater cars on cinder blocks.

  3. Jeffrey July 22, 2013 at 6:56 am

    I also feel like I’ve seen this design before. The fact that it is replacing an auto shop doesn’t mean we don’t want or shouldn’t hope for interesting architecture!

  4. Julian July 22, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Ken,

    I heard through the grapevine that a builder has purchased and is redeveloping the corner lot on 38th Avenue and Tejon (currently occupied by a check cashing place and large parking lot). My friend mentioned they were building apartment units available for rent sometime in 2014.. Have you heard anything about this development??

  5. Kyle July 23, 2013 at 8:37 am

    If you’re going to do it, why not at least try to do it right. I am not as opposed to mediocre design here as I am in such high profile locations as Union Station, the only merit this building has is that it adds density and residents to an urban neighborhood. I am glad to see a project like this go up but I just can’t get excited about it.

  6. Jeff July 23, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Yes, the layout is similar to many other of these multi unit townhome developments. The level of finish (if you look at their website) is unlike any other development in Lohi.

    Interesting architecture probably doesn’t appeal as much to the masses, and would undoubtedly be much more expensive to build, as well as then to purchase.

    One of the premises of a great book on urbanism I read called The Walkable City is that the architecture is really secondary to restoring our urban fabric, making a street wall, and activating the sidewalk for pedestrianism. This contributes to a great neighborhood (and city) more than avant garde design.

  7. Larry July 23, 2013 at 11:51 am

    It looks like a nice building even if it is somewhat derivative off all the other contemporary townhomes in this area.

    I wonder if people in the Victorian era always complained that buildings always looked the same 🙂

  8. Bernie July 23, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    It’s less that it looks like “another” development than it looks like “every other” development. The vast majority of new buildings going up have this exact same style. It’s already old hat, nevermind in a few years down the line.

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