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Ballpark: Broadstone Blake Street Update #4

Today we are going to look at another great infill project we haven’t visited in a while: Broadstone Blake Street. This project, situated directly across from Coors Field, has started to move forward at a brisk pace and has almost topped out!

As of right now, Broadstone Blake Street has risen a total of five stories with one more to go. This project is beginning to make a huge impact along Blake Street!

 

Speaking of a huge impact, here is a picture looking north down Blake Street. Broadstone Blake Street fills in a key lot in the Ballpark neighborhood and is a great contributor to helping Coors Field feel like a great urban ballpark!

The construction time-frame for the 164-unit apartment project has been changed a few times however, judging by the pace of construction, we should see this building complete by late fall!

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12 Comments

  1. TakeFive says:

    Seems like the construction schedule for “TwentyOne 01″ was also “changeable.” Alliance Residential likes premium locations and does move to secure desired parcels. Likely they have scheduling funding issues with all the regions and cities where they develop. Best part is that they build solid projects.

  2. Bennett says:

    This is awesome! I use to walk down Black St. to go to Capoeira class back in 2008-2010 and it was empty. So cool to see it come alive!

  3. Jeffrey says:

    I remain unconvinced that apartments with ground-level entry and ground-level windows in this part of town are not going to work well. Privacy, having to keep drapes drawn most of the time, and, with crowds, security would be my personal concerns.

    • Jeffrey says:

      Okay, I had too many double negatives. Sentiment is understood, I think.

      • Dave says:

        Could not agree more, Jeffrey. Would love to hear some more input on this from others. Wouldn’t this be ABSOLUTELY prime for retail/restaurant opportunities. Very disappointing.

      • TakeFive says:

        Jeffrey… One would hope that someone on “the team” has knowledge or experience with this type of design setup. I did find where Harsh Parikh, the Denver architect, has quite an interesting background: http://parikhstevens.com/about/harsh-parikh

        • Jeffrey says:

          I don’t see how this website of Harsh Parikh addresses the issue of street-level entrance being a concern for privacy and security. Presumably the architect just responds to the requests of the developer, who may not have given sufficient consideration of the issues.

  4. Django says:

    It would truly be great if the lots on Blake between 20th and 21st would finally be developed.Then you would have a really nice wall of buildings in that area.I’m surprised that land hasn’t been developed after all these years.

    • Ryan says:

      Well, the completion of Viewhouse last year will likely jumpstart the development on that block (hopefully something different than the travesty that is Viewhouse).

      I’ve actually always been interested in the older brick building at the corner of 21st and Market. It’s never had a roof on it and can’t imagine it’s being used for anything currently. That would likely be the best opportunity on that block.

      • Paul says:

        That’s because that old building is actually a 20-year old brick facade that is hiding an electrical substation. So it it’s more of a clever bit of camouflage for necessary infrastructure instead of an underutilized, old site. A good question would be if the substation should be on that corner or if it could be repo rated to a less visible site. But it does do a pretty good job of hiding its true purpose right now.