This is a quick construction update on 2680 18th Street, Corum Real Estate’s three-story apartment project that will bring 100 new homes to the corner of 18th and Erie streets in Lower Highland. Check out our first post for a rendering and other details.
Before we get to the photos, the project has a new name: The Kasserman. This is actually a really good name for this project. Unlike some new developments around the Downtown area that are given contrived names to sound hip or trendy but have no local connection or meaning, the name Kasserman is directly related to the history of Denver and this project’s site. Stephen D. Kasserman was an original settler of Denver who opened the city’s first carpentry shop, Kasserman & Company, at 11th and Larimer streets in Auraria on January 10, 1859. Later he got into real estate development, platting “Kasserman’s Addition to Denver” in 1871, a subdivision that laid out the group of blocks on the Downtown street grid located west of the South Platte River (Erie, Boulder, Central, and Platte streets between 15th and 19th)—right where this project is located. He also served on the Denver City Council in the mid-1870s but was, unfortunately, shot to death in Alamosa in 1879. Well done, Corum, for looking to your site’s history as the inspiration for your project name!
Anyway, the project is progressing nicely. Here are a few photos from last weekend:
The Kasserman is on pace to open later this year.