Centric LoHi Update #3

Our last update of Southern Land Company’s Centric LoHi project at 18th and Central Streets in Lower Highland was last May so a lot of progress has been made since then. Let’s take a tour around the site.

The Central Street side of the development features a nice mix of brick and glass. Three retail/restaurant spaces will anchor the ground floor along Central. Left: Corner of Central and 18th. Middle: Primary Central Street elevation. Right: Corner of Central and the alley.

Further up the alley near Prost Brewing Company we see the rest of the alley side of the larger Centric LoHi building (below left). If the Prost site and the triangle-shaped vacant parcel in front of it were to be redeveloped someday, this alley elevation would no longer be visible; thus a simpler facade was designed. Below in the photo on the right, we see the smaller Centric LoHi building along Boulder Street rising behind Prost. Here the Centric LoHi/Prost parcels abut creating a common-wall situation. Again, if the Prost site were to be redeveloped in the future, the new building would adjoin the windowless facade seen here on Centric LoHi.

Heading up the hill to Boulder Street we have three final views of the project. Left: Looking down 18th Street toward Central Street. Middle: View from the same corner along Boulder Street. Right: Close-up of the smaller building on Boulder Street at West 32nd Avenue (collision of the street grids!).

Centric LoHi will provide 302 new homes for Denver residents.

We’ll swing by Centric LoHi one last time when the project is completed.

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By the way, there’s an error in the Google Maps base map shown below. The alley discussed in this post is labeled as 19th Street. 19th Street no longer exists in this part of the downtown street grid but its alignment was where Highland Gateway Park is today. We’ve reported the error to Google.

By | 2017-02-26T22:10:24+00:00 February 26, 2017|Categories: Highland, Infill, Residential, Retail, Urbanism|Tags: |12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Larimer February 26, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Prost Brewery’s address is technically 19th street.

    • Ken Schroeppel February 26, 2017 at 9:14 am

      Correct because the lot Prost sits on was platted facing 19th Street (now the park) so the 19th Street address remains even though the physical street does not.

  2. Jeffrey February 26, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    I see that (at least some) street trees were saved during construction.

    • Erik February 27, 2017 at 11:46 am

      I was also surprised to see full grown trees surround a new project – we don’t see that very often!

  3. TakeFive February 26, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    I like this project; a lot.

  4. Cherry Creek February 27, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Mostly a solid project, though the side facing the Prost Brewery is really FUGLY. That’s the best they could do? It’s highly visible and scars an otherwise good project.

    • Ken Schroeppel February 27, 2017 at 9:14 am

      It’s a common wall so that is pretty much what to expect.

  5. tommyc February 27, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Why would the developer spend a bunch of money on a facade that is going to one day be covered up? Your are clueless and obviously you don’t know anything about urban development, you are just one of the habitual complainers on this website.

    • Freddie February 28, 2017 at 2:25 pm

      Whoa! Calm down tommyc.

  6. James February 27, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Personally I like it and I think it’s a good fit for it’s proximity to the downtown core. I like seeing the densifying that’s going on in the Central neighborhoods as long as the best attention is taken for character and detail. I like the curves and the huge windows.

    • James February 28, 2017 at 12:18 am

      Crap…this post was meant for the Infinity LoHi.

  7. Richard February 28, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Any chance the Prost Brewery site gets redeveloped? I doubt they would want to leave with the views they have from that location though.

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