This may not be around or directly downtown but over in the University of Denver / Observatory Park area (South University Boulevard and East Evans Avenue to be exact), there’s a new apartment building going up. For some current renderings check out their website.

The demolition of what was on the block is complete and ground work has started on the project.

A tower crane has been put up as well and can be seen all over the area.

The next two photos were taken off of South University Boulevard to give you an idea of the size of the project as well as how big of an impact it is going to have at this particular intersection.

This project is going to be an 11-story apartment building with 213 rental units. It also comes with 25,000 square feet of retail. A nice selling point of this project is its close proximity to the University of Denver light-rail station, four blocks to be exact. It is expected to finish the first half of 2013.