One of the key urban infill projects currently under construction in Downtown Denver is the Welton Place project by Century Real Estate, which previously developed the Broadway Plaza Lofts and the Blake Street Apartments projects nearby. Except for a couple of historic homes that will remain, Welton Place will cover the entire city block bounded by Park Avenue West, 24th Street, Welton, and Glenarm–right where the historic and thriving Curtis Park-Five Points district meets the Arapahoe Square (Northeast Downtown) district. Even better, Welton Place is located one block from the 25th & Welton light rail station.

Work has started on the first phase–townhomes at 24th and Glenarm, with future phases consisting of office, residential, and retail uses in three multi-story buildings along Welton and Park Avenue. Here’s a recent overview shot of the whole block showing the townhomes now under construction:

Welton Place is the first of many projects to be located along the Welton Street corridor that will mend the parking-lot gap between Curtis Park-Five Points and the Central Business District. Imagine being able to walk from the soon-to-be-revitalized historic Fontius building at 16th and Welton all the way to the soon-to-be-revitalized historic Rossonian Hotel building at 26th and Welton and experience nothing but 10 blocks of mixed office, hotel, and residential uses with engaging ground-floor storefronts. That is our goal, and Welton Place represents a big step in getting us there.

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