Curtis Street Lofts Final Update

Arapahoe Square is experiencing all different types of development; from large, full block length apartment buildings to small middle-of-the-block developents. Curtis Street Lofts, located on 21nd and Curtis Streets, is a 12-unit apartment project where construction is beginning to wrap up.

All of our coverage for the Curtis Street Lofts can be found below:

New Arapahoe Square Project: Curtis Street Lofts

Arapahoe Square: Curtis Street Lofts Update #1

Here are some views of the completed project both front and back. Parking will be provided on both the first floor and in the rear of the building, with garage access down the alley. On the back of the building is a plain blank wall. with some patios, with hope that another infill project will be built across the way to cover it up! One of my favorite elements of this whole project is the preservation of the big tree. It adds a lot character to a street that has very few trees.

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Speaking of the street, here is the new look on 21st and Curtis Street. It’s amazing what a four-story infill project can do to the streetscape!


The Curtis Street Lofts are a great little infill project that still contributes a lot to Arapahoe Square. Wouldn’t be great if we continued to get a mix of large and small projects like this? Welcome to Arapahoe Square and Downtown Denver, Curtis Street Lofts!

By | 2016-12-04T08:58:17+00:00 July 8, 2014|Categories: Arapahoe Square, Infill, Residential, Urban Form|Tags: |10 Comments


  1. Bryan July 9, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Looks great! You are so correct about saving that tree…way too many trees in the public right of way (the devil’s strip, as we call it back east) are ripped out on day one of a project. It’s kind of hard to believe they have little protection in denver given our extreme need for trees and shade. There are many tree canopies in lohi that we are losing and it’s a damn share – very worried about the trees in front of the old United Way…

    • Jeffrey July 9, 2014 at 11:15 am

      I agree, Bryan, protect trees. I was happy to see the trees in front of the new King Soopers on 20th and Chestnut saved during construction.

      • Jeffrey July 13, 2014 at 7:44 am

        And I now see that they have torn out the trees in front of the new King Soopers! Why? 🙁

  2. TakeFive July 9, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Me too like Big Tree. Might consider a prune and a quick shave though.

    And when I move in, it won’t take me any time at all to walk to my seat at Coors Field. Cool.

  3. Eracer July 10, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Looks great!

    One correction for you Ryan, in the description in the first paragraph, you say it’s located at 22nd and Arapahoe, but it’s actually at 21st and Curtis.

    • Ryan Dravitz July 10, 2014 at 2:56 pm

      Thanks for catching that! It has been corrected! 🙂

  4. Julio July 10, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Glad they have a tree though it looks to be an ailanthus (aka tree of heaven). Basically they are weed trees that grow wherever they have a chance. They vaguely smell like bleach and leave a layer of pollen everywhere when they flower. They also sucker like crazy, making the tree very hard to cut down and they spread seeds everywhere and create new trees in any bit of empty dirt. Very much doubt it was planted…probably just seeded a few decades ago when it was a vacant lot.

    Not the best street tree, but it is rare to have any mature street trees so good that they let it stay.

    • Jim Nash July 12, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      Softens up the hard-edged corner. Tree of heaven. Nice.

    • Rob C July 19, 2014 at 1:03 pm

      Julio I took a walk by recently and you might be right, it may be a tree of heaven after all. It looks in OK shape, nonetheless it does need to have some branches pruned back. What I did notice is that it didnt have the familiar seed pods. I’m not a tree expert so not sure.

  5. Jeff July 25, 2014 at 6:43 am

    The 21st and Curtis location has a weed in front of the building, it’s not a tree! Can you imagine having that smelly weed off your balcony and then paying the rent amount that they are asking! Take the weed out and replace with a nice tree.

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