As we mentioned in our previous post, there is a project going up right across the street from 210 Saint Paul. In fact, this new project shares the same developer and architect firm as 210 Saint Paul. BMC Investments, the developer of projects such as the Halycon Hotel and Steele Creek Apartments, keeps on investing in Cherry Creek and has kicked off another project along Saint Paul Street between East 2nd and 3rd Avenue.
255 Saint Paul is a fairly large project, taking up most of the half-block between East 2nd and 3rd Avenue. To better orient you, here is a map with the project site outlined. From the project outline, you can see that half of an existing retail building is included in the project. Half of Cherry Creek Square, the existing building, has since been demolished while the other half is getting a much needed face-lift.
255 Saint Paul will feature 84 apartments along with 42,000 square feet of retail, which will line most of the project’s ground floor. Here is a current rendering of the project thanks again to Leeds of 4240 Architecture, the project’s architect, and Romas Noreika who rendered the beautiful scene below. The building height steps down mid-block because of the zoning; 255 Saint Paul is split between C-CCN-7 and C-CCN-5. The step down in height creates a more interesting project as there are setbacks with varying designs. This eliminates having a repetitive, long seven-story building. Head on over to this post for a refresher on Cherry Creek’s slightly confusing zoning code.
As mentioned in the introduction, construction is already underway. Demolition is nearly complete and the surface parking lot has been completely eradicated. Here is a panorama looking across Saint Paul Street towards the west.
Moving in a little closer, here is a look at both ends of 255 Saint Paul from the street level. Excavation is just getting underway, and an old surface lot is now dirt.
This wraps up our current round of updates for the Cherry Creek neighborhood. With infill happening on almost every corner, there are other neighborhoods to visit and many more updates to be had!