Today we are going to take a final look at the 8th and Emerson apartments, now named the Emerson Lofts, over in Capitol Hill. This development is adding 42 rental units to the Capitol Hill neighborhood and, since they started leasing on July 1st, 31-units have already been leased. There is a clear demand for apartments around Downtown Denver! Since this is a final update, here are all the previous posts for this project.
First let’s start with the exterior of the building which looks much sharper than the rendering we saw last year. This building looks like nothing else in Capitol Hill with the different sized rectangles, large windows, and the integration of wood on the facade.
Because of the great large trees along Emerson, this building is very hard to see from the road. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t impressive at the pedestrian level. If you didn’t notice, there are stoops that lead to either an apartment unit or to the inner walkways of the building which we will look at next. Because 8th Avenue is a busy street and less traveled by pedestrians, there are only three entrances to individual apartment units with no main entrances.
Our tour doesn’t end with just the outside of the building! DenverInfill had the opportunity to take a look on the inside thanks to Chris Fulenwider, the developer and architect of the Emerson Lofts. Once you walk into the one of the entrances, you are greeted with stairways, passageways, and bridges connecting both sides of the building. The first floor is parking, which you cam see in the fourth photo, so you enter on the second floor.
The square footage of each unit is fairly small, with two bedroom units around 960 square feet. However, with tall ceilings, efficient floor plans, and second levels, the spaces feel much larger. Each unit has a modern finish with stainless steel appliances, granite counter-tops, and either hardwood floors or polished concrete. In addition, all 42-units are equipped with Nest; a programmable smart thermostat that learns your heating and cooling patterns, home and away schedule, while also having the ability to be programmed when you’re away from home. Between Nest and the large windows providing lots of natural light, a lot of energy is conserved in these units. These photos were taken with all the lights off, and it was slightly overcast!
The bedrooms are a little smaller but still very suitable for your personal living space. These floor plans were configured to have a larger living and kitchen area because, typically, that is where you spend the majority of your time when you are at home.
Down in the garage, outdoor storage is also provided.
This apartment community is already very successful and has only been on the market for about two months. Did I mention there are only 42 parking spaces for 42 units? This will help encourage residents to use the amenities Capitol Hill has to offer; its great walk-ability, public transit, B-Cycle, and Car2Go! Welcome to Capitol Hill, Emerson Lofts!