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Ballpark: Broadstone Blake Street Update #5

It is always exciting when a project tops out because it gives us a great idea and view on how the infill contributes to the urban fabric of Downtown Denver. Recently, Broadstone Blake Street has topped out at six-stories.

The empty lots right across from Coors Field have always seemed to be prime land for development yet, for so many years, they remained undeveloped. Back in 2012, Alliance Residential took action and proposed the six-story, 226-unit apartment building on a gravel lot that was used for parking during baseball season. Fast forward 26 months and a six-story building now stands on this site! Here are some pictures of the recently topped out building.

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Broadstone Blake Street has a very positive impact along both 22nd and Blake Street, not to mention, the scaling and design are great for this intersection.

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Within the next few weeks, workers will be starting on the brick facade and we should see this project complete by late fall!

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9 Comments

  1. Brian says:

    And info on why this is the going up at a snails pace?

  2. BallPark resident says:

    This place frames the corner really well. I’ll be happy when something finally goes in on 20th and Blake and fills that last piece fronting the ball park.

  3. George says:

    A splendid addition and grand improvement to the Coors Field area ! We are looking forward to an even bigger and better project on the southeast side of the 2000 block of Blake St where a sizable empty lot sits fenced in and idle as it has for years, making it one of downtown’s largest and most evident eyesores.

    • Jeffrey says:

      Well, hopefully the 2000 block of Blake Street has ground-level retail. Restaurants would succeed here, if more than a few existed. But this project, Broadstone Blake Street, mysteriously (and as I’ve previously noted), has ground-level apartments. While some might want to live on the ground level in such a neighborhood, I wouldn’t … I’d worry about security, and to keep people (including crowds of baseball fans) from looking in my window, I’d feel obliged to have my drapes closed pretty much most of the time. To me, this project is a mistake. So, I hope other projects in this area are an improvement over this one.

      • Dave says:

        Could not agree more! Actually the same goes for a similar project on 21st and Lawrence (the name escapes me). 6 story building with no ground floor retail! Spoke with the owner of Lower 48 about it and he was incensed. The infill is a huge plus, but at some point the discussion should move over to the cost of these bad (IMO) decisions…

    • TakeFive says:

      George… I just noticed the parcel you’re referring to on Google Street View. It appears that two separate parcels make up the east part of that block. Easy to guess that the asking price(s) are not low (lol). Assuming the condo market comes back at some point that could be a great option for those parcels, I would think.

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