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New Uptown Project: 5280 Senior Residences

Downtown Denver’s Uptown neighborhood, one of the hardest hit from the surface parking lot infestations of the 1970s and 1980s, is healing nicely. Most of the recovery, however, has occurred in the northern part of the district near Benedict Fountain Park. Fortunately, a new infill development in the southern part of Uptown will be coming soon to help the cause!

BusinessDen recently reported that the Burgwyn Company, known for providing affordable, seniors, and veterans housing in Denver, is planning a new $30 million, 99-unit project called 5280 Senior Residences for the corner of 16th and Pennsylvania, currently occupied by an asphalt-paved black hole in the urban fabric. Here’s the site:

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5280 Senior Residences is being designed by OZ Architecture. While a rendering is not yet available, OZ reports the development will have 6 stories above ground and one level of underground parking. Also included will be a great room, game room, exercise room, cyber café and a private courtyard with grills and fireplace.

What a nice addition to Uptown! We’ll keep you posted as the design is finalized and the project moves toward construction.


Uptown: Alexan Uptown Update #2

It has been 14 months since we have announced the Alexan Uptown project going up on the half block between 19th and 20th Avenue along Logan Street. Construction has commenced and there is now something new on the Uptown skyline.

A red Potain tower crane has recently gone up on the site. We here, at DenverInfill, love tower cranes and are always glad to see them go up! In the first photo, you can also see the yellow SkyHouse tower crane in front of Republic Plaza.

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Workers are busy pouring the foundation and underground levels of this project. Alexan Uptown will have one underground and four above ground levels of parking.

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Alexan Uptown will provide the Uptown neighborhood with 372 apartment units in a 12-story building while eliminating one of the worst parking lots in the area.


Ballpark: Legacy 22nd Final Update

Back in late 2012, DenverInfill annonced a new project that was going to carry on the task of helping fill in the Ballpark / Arapahoe Square neighborhood. As we all know, these two neighborhoods are cursed with large parking craters that ultimately hurt Downtown Denver’s urban fabric. With 2020 Lawrence wrapping up, Legacy 22nd, now known as Point 21, started to take off. Below, you can click through the links and read through this project’s story; from exisitng buildings on site to construction activity to, now, the final product.

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Point 21 rises a total of six-stories and provides the Ballpark neighborhood with 212 apartment units. Let’s start off with a photo showing the project from Larimer Street. This is a great example of what an urban neighborhood should contain: a great street, in this case Larimer Street, sporting healthy ground floor retail with residential units lining the streets behind.

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Point 21 takes the entire half block along Lawrence Street with a very large setback in the middle, where the amenity deck and parking ramps are located. On both corners of the block, this project appears to be two buildings eliminating the visual of a large, overbearing street wall of apartments.

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New projects around the Ballpark and Arapahoe Square neighborhood have tapered off for the time being but I would expect another wave to commence soon, given Downtown Denver’s hot rental market. Welcome to Ballpark, Point 21!


Capitol Hill: MOTO Apartments Update #2

Swinging back to Capitol Hill, let’s take a quick look at the intersection of 8th Avenue and Sherman Street where the MOTO Apartments have started to rise. To refresh your memory, this is a 64-unit apartment building rising a total of six-stories.

Here are some pictures of the progress! Most of the wood framing is complete along with the base. Within the next few weeks, we should start to see the unique facade go up. Head on over to our first update for a rendering of this project.

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With Capitol Hill, as a whole, almost completely built out, there are still voids in its fabric scattered throughout the neighborhood as you get closer to Broadway. Luckily, this problem is starting to get rectified with projects such as this one! MOTO is expected to open within the next couple of months.


Two Tower Cranes Go Up Around Downtown Denver!

You read that right! It’s the weekend of cranes and we, here at DenverInfill, had our cameras ready to document two great, geeky events.

Going up right in the heart of the Union Station neighborhood, a red tower crane has been erected at the 17|W site.

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In an area of Downtown Denver that has been longing for some new density, Central Business District scores a yellow tower crane at the SkyHouse Denver site.

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What an exciting weekend for construction! The next tower crane we will see go up any day now is over at Alexan Uptown, where a red base has been sitting on site for a couple weeks.


Cheesman Park: The Amaranth Final Update

Formally know as the ‘Residences at the Gardens’, The Amaranth is now complete. As a refresher, this is a 7-story 156-unit apartment building at the intersection of 11th and Gaylord. Here is the coverage we had on DenverInfill for this project. It’s always neat to see the progress that has been made over the past 24 months!

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Now for a final look of The Amaranth. The Cheesman Park neighborhood has an interesting mix of density; from single family homes to towers rising over 20-stories. The Amaranth is right in the middle of the two, setting a great example of how density should be built in the central neighborhoods. The building rises four-stories with a three story setback making this project blend in very well with its surrounding density. Here are some overall and street level shots of the completed project.

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Thanks to Mike Gerber of MGL Partners and Melanie of Greystar, we were able to get an inside look! The lobby features a large and open community space along with the leasing office.

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The finishes in the apartments are very similar to what we have seen in other recently completed projects: high ceilings, hardwood floors, high end appliances, and very functional floorplans.

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We, here at DenverInfill, always like a good rooftop view. Luckily, The Amaranth features a 7th floor amenity deck that looks over the Botanic Gardens. Here are a few pictures of the rooftop deck.

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The Amaranth is now open with residents already moving in. For more details and leasing information, head on over to their website.


New Westwood Project: Terraza del Sol

By Jose Esparza

Mi Casa Resource Center, a 38 year-old resource center based in Denver with a mission to advance the economic success of Latino families, has partnered with Gorman & Company, Inc., a real estate development firm with a vision for strengthening neighborhoods through strategic investments, to provide 42 mixed-income housing units with the entire first floor being occupied by the offices of Mi Casa. The mixed-use development will infill a 56,190 square foot vacant lot at 3116 W. Alameda Avenue. Here is a Google Earth image showing the project location one block west of the Federal and Alameda intersection:

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One of the unique aspects of the Terraza del Sol building is how it will incorporate a second floor Futsal court and playground. This is just one of the many ways Gorman was able to take community feedback and incorporate it into the design to create a building that gives its residents more than just a home.

The two renderings below of Terraza del Sol are courtesy of the project designer, Shopworks Architecture.

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The construction of Terraza del Sol is expected to begin late summer or early fall 2015 with the hopes of opening its doors in late 2016.

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Jose Esparza came to Denver in 2011 to study Urban Planning. He attained a BS in Architecture from the University of Michigan and a MURP from the University of Colorado Denver. Currently, Jose is Executive Director of West Community Economic Development Corporation, a 501c3 non-profit in west Denver, and serving on the Mayor’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee.


Capitol Hill: 701 Sherman Update #1

Back in August, we announced a new Capitol Hill project that was going to have a huge impact at the intersection of 7th Avenue and Sherman Street. At the time, we had no information on when the project was going to break ground, who was building it or who was managing it.

The size of the project, since our announcement, has remained the same; 8-stories, 105 apartment units. Today, we have some more information for you. First off, here is a new rendering courtesy of Craine Architecture. Managed by RedPeak, 701 Sherman…

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…is now under-construction!

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Head on over to our announcement post to see what was on the site before it was cleared. What exciting news for Capitol Hill!