Heading back over to the Ballpark neighborhood, we are going to check in at Legacy 22nd, going up at the intersection of 21st and Lawrence Street. Over the past couple of months, Legacy 22nd has topped out at six-stories and we are now able to see some of the elements on the facade.
Here are two corner views of the project looking down Lawrence Street; one from 22nd Street and the other from 21st Street. For the majority of the facade, blonde brick will be used which you can see in the second picture.
Looking at the project from Larimer Street, the one-story retail buildings now have a significant backdrop also making them blend in better with the streetscape.
Now for the important part of the project: the impact at the street level. The new view down 21st Street is getting more impressive but the view down Lawrence is beginning to get incredible. In the past 5 years, three new buildings ranging from six to ten stories have gone up in this view: Solera, 2020 Lawrence, and now Legacy 22nd.
Legacy 22nd is another great step in repairing the urban fabric of the Ballpark neighborhood. We should see this project complete around fall-time.
It is always exciting when a project tops out because it gives us a great idea and view on how the infill contributes to the urban fabric of Downtown Denver. Recently, Broadstone Blake Street has topped out at six-stories.
The empty lots right across from Coors Field have always seemed to be prime land for development yet, for so many years, they remained undeveloped. Back in 2012, Alliance Residential took action and proposed the six-story, 226-unit apartment building on a gravel lot that was used for parking during baseball season. Fast forward 26 months and a six-story building now stands on this site! Here are some pictures of the recently topped out building.
Broadstone Blake Street has a very positive impact along both 22nd and Blake Street, not to mention, the scaling and design are great for this intersection.
Within the next few weeks, workers will be starting on the brick facade and we should see this project complete by late fall!
The Ballpark neighborhood has a lot going on with several infill projects going up. Let’s head down Walnut Street to check in at the Walnut Flats project between 27th and 28th street. As a refresher, this is a 169-unit, five-story apartment project that will span across the entire half block along Walnut Street.
This project has recently begun to go vertical. The 224 parking spaces will be structured underground with apartment units on all five floors above.
The Walnut Flats are right on pace with Legacy 22nd and should also be complete around the late fall.
Today we are going to look at another great infill project we haven’t visited in a while: Broadstone Blake Street. This project, situated directly across from Coors Field, has started to move forward at a brisk pace and has almost topped out!
As of right now, Broadstone Blake Street has risen a total of five stories with one more to go. This project is beginning to make a huge impact along Blake Street!
Speaking of a huge impact, here is a picture looking north down Blake Street. Broadstone Blake Street fills in a key lot in the Ballpark neighborhood and is a great contributor to helping Coors Field feel like a great urban ballpark!
The construction time-frame for the 164-unit apartment project has been changed a few times however, judging by the pace of construction, we should see this building complete by late fall!
It has been almost a year since we’ve checked in over at the project going up on 21st and Lawrence. Since then, a lot has happened and the project has started to go vertical! As a refresher, Legacy 22nd is a 6-story apartment project that is going to provide the Ballpark neighborhood with 212 rental units.
Here are some recent photos of the project. This is quite the busy block! There are two cranes on site, the elevator cores have topped out and the wood framing has started to go vertical. The structure of Legacy 22nd will be a one story concrete podium with five floors of wood framing.
Here’s a fun little bonus picture I have for you today. This was taken from the roof of Uptown Square and you can clearly see all of the recent development that has been going on in the Arapahoe Square and Ballpark neighborhoods. The elevator cores at Legacy 22nd are barely peaking out above the Stout Street Lofts. Make sure you click to embiggen to see the full picture! (Disclaimer: When I made this panorama, I caught word that Legacy 22nd was going to be called 21 Lawrence, and then found that to be untrue. In the picture it is still titled 21 Lawrence.)
With Legacy 22nd going up, Lawrence Street between 20th and 22nd feels very different and much more urban! We should see this project complete in the late fall.
It is time to wrap up one of the most prominent projects being built in the Ballpark neighborhood: The Douglas. Taking up an entire city block of ugly surface parking, The Douglas has made a huge impact along all four corners it stands on: Park Avenue and 24th Street, Larimer and Walnut Streets. We had pretty extensive coverage of this project here on DenverInfill so you can track its entire progress by visiting the posts below:
New Ballpark District Project: 2300 Walnut
Goodbye Empty Lots, You Will Not Be Missed
Ballpark: 2300 Walnut Update
Ballpark: 2300 Walnut Update #2
Ballpark: 2300 Walnut Update #3
Ballpark: 2300 Walnut Update #4
Spring 2013: Downtown Denver Tower Crane Census
Ballpark: The Douglas Update #5
Ballpark: The Douglas Update #6
Now for the photos of the complete building! We will start out by visiting each corner of The Douglas. The walk-around will start at Park Avenue West and Walnut Street and go clockwise around the city block ending at Park Avenue West and Larimer Street. Crews are still adding the finishing touches on the northeast side of the building however, residents have started to move in and most of the building is open and ready to lease!
While walking along The Douglas, you are greeted with a great street presence that goes along the entire block. At 5-stories, this building closes in the street very well and feels very urban.
Here are some pictures of the detailed brickwork that makes up most of the facade. There are various types of brick and patterns scattered throughout this project.
The Douglas is a great win for both Downtown Denver and the Ballpark neighborhood. Not only did it take away an entire block of surface parking but it is also adding 310 residential units to an already thriving neighborhood. Welcome to Denver, The Douglas!
Back in January, the Broadstone Blake Street project was just a hole in the ground. Finally, this project broke street level and we are starting to see it go vertical!
Underground parking structures always take longer than the main structure. It seemed like this project was put on-hold but there was just a bunch below grade work going on.
As a refresher, Broadstone Blake Street will provide the Ballpark neighborhood with 164 rental units in a 7-story apartment building. Construction is expected to be complete by early 2014.
Back in October we announced a new project over on 27th and Walnut. Walnut Flats has now broken ground and construction has commenced. This is going to be a 169-unit apartment building with underground parking.
As a refresher, here is a rendering of the project by KTGY Architects. The building will rise 5-stories and take up the entire half block between 27th and 28th street along Walnut.
Here is a shot of the site from last weekend. This is a clear indication that construction has begun, there’s a hole in the ground and construction trailers are on site.
Units in the Walnut Flats will range from 612 – 1225 square feet. This project should be complete early to mid 2014.