New Project: 13th & Delaware Apartments

A new 14-story apartment tower is planned for the southeast corner of 13th and Delaware in Downtown Denver’s Golden Triangle district.

The 176-unit project being developed by Argyle Residential will rise on a 0.35-acre parcel that was occupied until recently by a surface parking lot and four residential structures that had long ago been converted into bail bond offices. The project is across W. 13th Avenue from the Denver Police headquarters and one block from the Denver Justice Center. Below is a Google Earth aerial with an outline of the development site and two Google street views showing the old bail bond offices and surface parking:

Development plans submitted by the developer and approved by the city indicate the following project specifications:

Along 13th Avenue, the ground floor will feature the leasing office, fitness center, and primary pedestrian entry, with a 1,580-square foot retail space anchoring the corner at Delaware Street. Vehicle access to the parking levels is located in the center of the building on both the Delaware and alley frontages along with nine short-term visitor/retail automobile parking spaces and a number of bicycle parking spaces. The remainder of the ground floor is building services.

Floors 2-5 contain the automobile parking for residents (162 spaces) along with balance of the bicycle parking (129 spaces in total). Floors 6-14 contain the 176 homes, along with a large indoor/outdoor resident amenity space overlooking the 13th & Delaware corner.

The two renderings below are courtesy of Meeks Partners, the project architect. The left/top rendering shows the north (13th Avenue) elevation and the right/bottom image shows the west (Delaware Street) elevation. These renderings may not reflect the final design and may be subject to change.

The old bail bond offices and the surface parking lot have been recently cleared, preparing the site for construction. Here are three photos of the site from this weekend. From left to right (or top to bottom on mobile): View looking south from 13th Avenue with the alley on the left; view looking north from Delaware Street toward the DPD headquarters; view looking east from the corner with Eviva Cherokee in the background.

This part of the Golden Triangle is plagued with parking lots and underutilization, so the 13th & Delaware Apartments will certainly help repair the urban fabric and provide a significantly more pleasant and engaging pedestrian environment.

This project has been added to our DenverInfill Project Map.

By | 2017-06-26T20:49:08+00:00 June 25, 2017|Categories: Golden Triangle, Infill, Residential, Urbanism|Tags: |7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Dan June 25, 2017 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    This is cool – I’m getting excited to see what the Golden Triangle ultimately becomes in the not-so-distant future.

  2. Max June 27, 2017 at 10:01 am - Reply

    Are these going to be rentals? There was a mention of a leasing office, but you noted 176 “homes.” Would be great to finally see some new Condos not in Cherry Creek…

    • Ken Schroeppel June 27, 2017 at 12:42 pm - Reply

      A residential unit is a home to the occupant whether it is owned or rented.

      • Max July 6, 2017 at 5:08 pm - Reply

        Understood. Just seeing if they specified rent or own.

  3. Larry Horowitz June 27, 2017 at 10:59 am - Reply

    It would be prudent of some of these developers to rethink plans for apartments vs. condos in light of the new condo legislation. Condos are needed to stabilize and reinforce the downtown residential market.

  4. Landon June 30, 2017 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    Looks great, love the density emerging in the golden triangle, especially along speer

    • Dan July 1, 2017 at 3:52 pm - Reply

      ^this

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