National developer Mill Creek Residential is moving forward with its latest new residential project in the Downtown Denver area: Modera Capitol Hill. Mill Creek is very active in the city, recently completing The Casey and The Douglas, currently constructing Modera River North and Modera River North Arts, and recently proposing Modera LoHi.

Modera Capitol Hill is located at the northeast corner of East 12th Avenue and Grant Street, two blocks south of the Colorado state capitol. Until just recently, the site was occupied by the Colorado Association of School Boards in a three-story, 14,854 square-foot building constructed in 1992 that covered 15% of its 34,623 square-foot lot with the remaining 85% as surface parking.

The images below from Google Earth show the Modera Capitol Hill site and the former office building:

Modera Capitol Hill includes 197 homes in an eight-story brick building and two underground levels holding 227 automobile parking spaces, according to a recent BusinessDen article. Amenities include a fitness center, conference area, and an outdoor pool deck. The ground floor along Grant Street features walk-up townhome units.

Here is a rendering of Modera Capitol Hill courtesy of Davis Partnership, the project architect. This rendering may not reflect the final design and should be considered subject to change.

Demolition of the small office building on the site occurred last week. Here are a few photos from last weekend showing what was left of the concrete-block structure:

Modera Capitol Hill provides additional housing in one of Denver’s most walkable and transit-accessible areas, and is a significant improvement over the former parking lot-dominated use.

This project has been added to our DenverInfill Project Map.