Today we are heading over to the La Alma / Lincoln Park neighborhood to check in on the South Lincoln Redevelopment. Back in May of 2011, the Denver Housing Authority gained funding for this redevelopment project and since then, there hasn’t been a break in construction.
First stop on our South Lincoln Redevelopment tour, I am going to give you a quick refresher on the completed 1099 Osage project; an 8-story senior housing building. I highlighted it on our handy map so you can get a feel for its location in entire redevelopment.
Back in 2011 and 2012, I did a bunch of updates on just 1099 Osage. Since then, multiple phases have kicked off hence why I am now covering this redevelopment as a whole. Here is a current picture of 1099 Osage. If you want a more in depth look at the building, it can be found here.
Next, we will be looking at Phase II which includes the 81-unit ‘Mariposa Apartments’ (highlighted on our map).
Wood framing is nearly complete on these buildings and installation of the glass has begun. These two buildings alone are a drastic improvement over the existing structures on site. We’ll check back in a couple months to see what the facade is going to be comprised of.
Last but not least, construction for Phase III has commenced and staging for Phase IV has begun.
As you can see, the elevator core with a little bit of wood framing is all the progress seen so far with this phase. Still, this is a great sign of progress!
The South Lincoln redevelopment is a huge and very exciting project for the La Alma / Lincoln Park neighborhood. I was very surprised when I saw how much was actually under construction. I also had the opportunity to talk to a couple insiders. It looks like the redevelopment going to keep trekking forward through all six phases!
This may be one of the final updates on this project as it is almost complete. We will take a more detailed look at the building in this update to give you more of an all around view. This is the first project that kicked off the South Lincoln Redevelopment and there are more projects to come in this area.
First off, we will be looking at the front from Osage Street. This building has great street presence and is the tallest in the surrounding area. Given the master plan of the project, more buildings of this scale will add a great urban density feel to the area. The facade also catches the eye as each floor doesn’t line up with the other. It adds a neat effect when looking at it.
Looking closer at the building itself, you have a great glass wall at the entrance and some very colorful, ‘urban’ art that crawls up the entire length of the building. This is something I didn’t expect when I went to take pictures. It really makes this building stand out even more, in a positive way.
Now to the back of the building. On the left, you’ll see that the artwork continues. This was taken as far back as possible; from the 10th and Osage lightrail station. Nevertheless, I found a way to get to the back so we can take a better look. On the right you see the building in the background of the train tracks. This is clearly dominating the area even being only 8-stories.
The back looks a lot like the front. I was able to get a closeup of the art on the back which, in contrast, is very different from the front. As it still catches the eye, it is a lot harder to see because of the tracks behind the building and the limited accessibility to get behind the building.
As the South Lincoln Redevelopment continues, I share with you this last picture which I took to show you the density of the area around 1099 Osage. For now it is only one 8-story building but there will be much more going in around it which is very exciting for this downtown neighborhood. On a side note, those slanted rectangles on the top are solar panels which is a huge win for any new development.
In the past couple months not much has changed externally on this project but the facade is beginning to go up.
Here’s a first glance taken on the corner of 11th Avenue and Osage Street.
There’s a nice glass wall connecting what looks like two parts of the building.
Here’s an overall view of the project with the new facade.
I like the wall this building creates. The roads end at the tracks right behind this building.
Now that school is back in session I will be down by Auraria more often. Hopefully in the next few days we will be taking a look at the projects going on around there.
Since my last post in May, we found out that the South Lincoln Redevelopment gained funding and 1099 Osage is one of many buildings in that development.
The tower crane has been taken down and the building is starting to take form quickly.
Compared to what this project looked like back in May, it is no longer just a shell. Siding and windows are now being installed.
Looking down Osage Street this building has quite the street presence with more of similar size to come in this area.
Just across the intersection on 11th and Osage Street, there are plans to build a community pool. Crews were busy getting that underway.
The South Lincoln Redevelopment has acquired $22 million from HUD and there will be continued coverage of this area on DenverInfill. Here is once again the rendering for the entire site:
As you can see 1099 Osage is only a small portion of this entire development but a great start to this entire project.
Congratulations to the Denver Housing Authority for scoring $22 million from HUD for the continued redevelopment of the South Lincoln housing project in Denver’s La Alma/Lincoln Park district. Ryan and I have covered the proposed redevelopment and the under-construction 1099 Osage project here, here, and here. For the details on the federal funding and the project’s next steps, please check out John Rebchook’s report over at InsideRealEstateNews.com.
To celebrate the federal funding, here’s the latest rendering for the entire redevelopment site:
In just a couple months, the size of this project doubled. Last time I did an update it was only 3 stories up working on the 4th story.
Now it is 8 stories up which is the height this project is going to be.
Here is looking at the project down Osage from 10th Avenue.
In this next photo I took a step back to the 10th and Osage light rail station to get an idea what 1099 Osage would look like from the platform.
As some projects around the downtown area are beginning to build up, some have come to life and are just starting. Next up we will look at a couple that are just getting off the ground.