A development application for a significant new residential project in Downtown Denver’s Uptown district has been under review with the city since December 2013.

Alexan Uptown is planned for the full half block along the west side of Logan Street between E. 19th and E. 20th Avenues. Here’s a Google Earth aerial photo showing the project location:

Trammell Crow Residential‘s Alexan Uptown project is a 12-story, 372-unit apartment community that will include 440 parking spaces located on one below-grade level and four above-grade levels. Residential units will wrap the structured parking along the 20th and Logan sides. Alexan Uptown will replace a full half block of ugly surface parking—a condition that has plagued the Uptown district for decades. Fortunately, thanks to nearby projects such as Uptown Square, Tower on the Park, Uptown Apartments, Grant Park and, most recently, One City Block, that condition is changing. Uptown is steadily transforming into a dense, vibrant, mixed-use neighborhood and this new Alexan Uptown development will substantially contribute to Uptown’s evolution. Here’s a Google Street View image of the Alexan Uptown site at the corner of Logan Street and 20th Avenue:

Really, what could be more anti-urban than a wasteland surface parking lot like this? Alexan Uptown will help heal another gap in Uptown’s urban fabric.

The project architect is Kephart. Here’s a current rendering of Alexan Uptown, courtesy of the good folks at Kephart, showing the project from across the 19th and Logan corner—19th Avenue is on the left, Logan Street is on the right (click/zoom to view at full 2,400-pixel-wide resolution):

Construction on Alexan Uptown should begin Fall 2014.