New Project: 255 Saint Paul

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!

By | 2017-10-15T09:20:00+00:00 March 14, 2017|Categories: Cherry Creek, Infill, Residential, Urban Design|Tags: |5 Comments


  1. Jay March 15, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Looks great! Keep the party going.

  2. Cherry Creek March 15, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Very nice project, great addition to the neighborhood. Love the step down between 2nd and third. Having said that, this part is weird:

    “Half of Cherry Creek Square, the existing building, has since been demolished while the other half is getting a much needed face-lift.”

    What the heck? Why did they use only half of Cherry Creek Square? Never heard of half of a building being sold and torn down. Refurbished or not, Cherry Creek Square ain’t much of a building and sure as heck can’t be the highest and best use of the property. Extending the development the entire length of 3rd Street would have been nice. The amputated rump of Cherry Creek Square next to this great redevelopment project is odd bird. .

    • tommyc March 15, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      Existing tenants in the Cherry Creek Square retail building the developer was not able to relocate is the reason the entire Cherry Creek Square building wasn’t fully demolished.

    • Citizen Kane March 16, 2017 at 9:53 am

      That is an odd condition. One potential benefit I see though, is that down the road, that portion can be replaced by a higher use (building which provides more density).
      This being done as a separate project will provide more texture to the urban fabric of that block. Resulting in a more interesting streetscape and pedestrian experience.

  3. Citizen Kane March 16, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Nice project. Appropriate density. Handsome, restrained architecture.

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