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Ballpark: Walnut Flats Update #2

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.


Ballpark: Broadstone Blake Street Update #4

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!


Ballpark: Legacy 22nd Update #3

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.


Ballpark: The Douglas Final Update

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!


Ballpark: Broadstone Blake Street Update #3

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.


Ballpark: Walnut Flats Update #1

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.


Ballpark: The Douglas Update #6

When following a development, the ‘firsts’ of that project are always exciting whether it be a new tower crane, the first level of concrete poured, the first pane of glass, or the last piece to top out the structure. Over the weekend I noticed a ‘first’ with The Douglas over on Park Avenue West and Walnut Street: new brick!

Just like One City Block, The Douglas’ facade is going to be entirely brick. I also noticed once again that this development is contributing greatly to the Walnut / Market street wall.

Here is a little refresher of what the brick facade will look like when complete. The different colored sections of brick break up the facade making it seem less giant and monotonous given it’s one structure on an entire city block.

We are getting spoiled with a lot of brick on some of these lower scale developments which is never a bad thing! These buildings will last because of the higher quality materials being used all while adding great character to the neighborhood they sit in. There is a lot of work to get done with this project as they are expecting to open this summer, so we should see this wrapping up very quickly!


Ballpark: The Douglas Update #5

Don’t be confused by the name! This project has been going on for a while. Formally known as 2300 Walnut, The Douglas has started to take off making a great presence in the Ballpark neighborhood.

Timber framing has started to wrap around the parking structure covering most of it up except for the entrance and exit. The Walnut Street side has topped out at five stories. Remember, The Douglas is taking up an entire city block that has suffered as a parking lot for so many years; this going to have a huge impact in this part of the Ballpark neighborhood.

 

Looking down Walnut Street from 24th, The Douglas continues the street wall Premier Lofts started. Even though Walnut is a pretty wide street, this stretch still feels very urban and closed in.

They will be using brick on the facade which will look sharp while blending into the surrounding buildings.

The Douglas is set for completion later this summer. For leasing information head on over to their website.