Just down the street from the Colorado Health Foundation building under construction at East 18th Avenue and Pennsylvania Street is the site of the future 5280 Senior Residences, a 99-unit, six-story project at East 16th Avenue and Pennsylvania Street that’s being developed by The Burgwyn Company. Led by Henry Burgwyn, the company specializes in building affordable housing for families, seniors, and veterans. Before the recession, Burgwyn completed the 1135 Broadway and 12th and Elati Residences projects in the Golden Triangle.
Construction started in January with the removal of the existing surface parking lot (yay!). Since then, good progress has been made, as we will see in the photos below.
First, a few additional facts we’ve learned about the project since our last post and… a nice rendering too (thank you, OZ Architecture)!
According to documents on file with the city, the project will include seven residential units on the ground floor, with the balance on the upper five levels. The ground floor will also include a community room, exercise facility, leasing office, and a landscaped inner courtyard. A total of 86 automobile parking spaces will be provided in the building, along with space for 48 bicycles. About 20 of the automobile parking spaces will be on the ground floor near the vehicle entry off the alley, with the rest located on the project’s one underground level.
Speaking of the underground level, excavation for the below-grade parking is mostly complete and the shoring walls are in place. Please enjoy the following photographs of the 5280 Senior Residences construction site and its surrounding urban context.
Looking south toward East 16th Avenue:
The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception is a neighbor one block to the south:
Tower crane along Pennsylvania Street:
View looking west at the corner of 16th and Pennsylvania:
View to the north:
Northwest corner of the property:
The 5280 Senior Residences is scheduled for completion by the summer of 2017.