It’s not only the Lower Highland neighborhood that’s experiencing an infill boom. Just to the south, the Jefferson Park neighborhood has a significant amount of infill going in, ranging from townhomes to several hundred unit apartment buildings. Today, we are going to take a quick peek at the ‘Row Houses at Jefferson Park’ project.
As a refresher, this is a 29-unit for sale townhome project. This project broke ground in April and since then, some great progress has been made. Most of the structural work along Frontview Crescent Drive is complete, with some finishing materials starting to show, and site prep has begun for the units along Clay Street.
These homes are right across the street from the huge Element 47 project, which we will also update you on very soon! With all of the new infill, this area of Jefferson Park will be more active than it ever has been. This project is expected to be complete around April 2014.
Just in case you weren’t entirely convinced from our last update that the 2785 Speer project was back and fully under-construction, this update should change your mind! When we visited this site back in June, a lot of earth moving was taking place and there were still piles of rubble around the site from the previous buildings. However, there was no sign of vertical construction.
Fast forwarding to present day, a real construction fence now wraps around the site, a tower crane is up, and concrete pouring has begun for the foundation and the first floor.
Because of the very large site 2785 Speer is taking, two blocks, an additional tower crane will be needed. On site, there is a base for a second tower crane which we should see go up very soon! When is the last time you have seen a tower crane, let alone two tower cranes, along the west side of Speer Boulevard?
The 325-unit 2785 Speer project is one of the first high density urban developments along this stretch of Speer Boulevard and I am very excited to see what kind of impact these two buildings will have. The estimated completion date for this project is around this time next year.
Denver’s Jefferson Park neighborhood is quickly becoming the next Lower Highland in terms of infill development. There are plenty of big and small projects under construction with more in the works. In this post, let’s take a look at 24 Jefferson Park, a new 28-unit townhome complex along the south side of W. 24th Avenue between Clay and Bryant streets. Here’s the site outlined on a GoogleEarth aerial:
Here are a couple of renderings (click/expand to view at max resolution), thanks to Sara at Kentwood City and project architect John Matthews, Jr. of M-A Architects. The project is being developed by Sagebrush Companies.
Site work and demolition has begun. Here’s a recent photo of the property:
24 Jefferson Park is planned to be completed by Summer 2014.
It’s been a while since we’ve done an update on Element 47. A lot of progress has been made on this project and it is beginning to really transform this part of the Jefferson Park neighborhood. Let’s take a look!
Building one, located on West 23rd Avenue and Alcott Street, has topped out and the facade has just started to go up. Remember, there are a total of 5 buildings in this development each rising 4-stories.
Wood framing has started to go up on buildings two, three, and four which run along Bryant Street / Front View Crescent. Between the five buildings, this centrally located building will contain the club house, pool, and other various amenities.
Work has not begun on building five but, given that earth-moving equipment has moved on the site where it will stand, I’m sure we will start seeing this rise soon. It’s hard to miss this project along the pedestrian trail that runs along Interstate 25. The area in front of the buildings, which is technically the back, will be used for parking which will only be visible from the trail and highway.
While walking across the 20th Street highway bridge, I noticed that Element 47 is contributing to the street wall along Interstate 25. Here’s a little bonus photo of Element 47 with both the Highland Pedestrian Bridge and the new 15th Street bridge under construction in the foreground!
Element 47 will add 265-units to the Jefferson Park neighborhood with 4,000 square feet of retail. Construction is expected to be complete by early next year.
Back in February 2012, Derek announced a new project that would help liven up Speer Boulevard in the Jefferson Park neighborhood. What used to be an area with a couple outdated office buildings surrounded by a sea of surface parking lots is now turning into a 325-unit 2-building apartment project that borders both the Jefferson Park and trendy Lower Highland neighborhoods.
Both buildings will rise 5-stories divided by Alcott Street. Due to the topography of this area, the views from these apartments will be unparalleled to anything else along this stretch of Speer Boulevard. Here is a rendering of the project to refresh your memory.
Shortly after this project was announced the buildings on site were demolished and then for over six months there was no activity on the site; just the foundations of the old buildings were intact. This project was on my worry list as it continued to sit with no activity leaving even more of an eyesore than before. However, over the past few weeks, construction activity has resumed and excavation has begun.
Since this project was delayed the original completion date will not be met. Assuming the time frame for construction is close to some other similar scaled infill projects, we should see this complete by late 2014. As a reminder, make sure you head on down to Union Station tomorrow morning at 9:50 AM for Ken’s great Denver Union Station tour especially if you haven’t been down there recently!
A new project just broke ground in Denver’s Jefferson Park neighborhood: The Row Houses at Jefferson Park.
The project includes 29 for-sale row homes at the corner of Clay Street and Frontview Crescent. Here’s a GoogleEarth image where I’ve outlined the site:
The project’s location puts it within a block or two of many of Jefferson Park’s recent developments, including Element 47 (under construction in the aerial photo) and Frontview 40 to the east, Zocalo Condos and Jefferson Park Townhomes to the west, and RiverClay to the north. All of these new residential developments clustered near the park plus new neighborhood retail (such as the Corner House Restaurant that recently opened at RiverClay) is creating a nice critical mass of higher-density living in the neighborhood. Here’s a site plan:
The Row Houses at Jefferson Park (earlier known as Clay Street Village—which is how it appears on my recent Downtown Housing Update post) is being developed by First Western Companies and the project architect is Sprocket. The row homes will range in size from 1,385 to 1,623 square feet and priced from the low- to high-$400s. Here are two renderings showing the project’s location at the corner of Frontview Crescent and Clay and the interior courtyard (all images courtesy of First Western/Sprocket):
The project should be completed by Spring 2014. For more information, check out their website at: rowhousesatjp.com.