As we mentioned in our previous post, we are going to be visiting each individual project within the 9th and Colorado redevelopment. Let’s start with the first and only project that is currently under construction. Currently, there are no official names for the projects going up; their name correlates with each block within the redevelopment. The titling will be as follows: 9-CO, the official name of the redevelopment area, followed by the block number, in this case 7S.

To orient you on where this project is going up, here is a Google Earth aerial, with the site outlined, along with the official block map.

Block 7S is a residential and retail project going up along East 9th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. The building will feature 275 apartment units and 40,000 square feet of retail. The building is broken up into three different heights. The residential portion will rise eight and nine stories while most of the retail along East 9th Avenue will be two stories. Here are three renderings courtesy of Continuum Partners. The project architect is Shears Adkins Rockmore.

Now let’s take a look at the progress of Block 7S. Just like what we have seen in Alexan Cherry Creek and Alexan Uptown, a lightweight steel system is being used since this project will rise above six stories. The residential building is now four stories up with work beginning on the fifth floor.

It’s going to be a busy year at 9th and Colorado so stay tuned for more new project announcements and updates!