A major transit-oriented residential development is under construction next to the 41st and Fox transit station in the Sunnyside neighborhood, about 1.3 miles due north of Denver Union Station.
Known as Zia, the project will bring 314 rental apartments and 120 for-sale condominiums to a full city block located at West 41st Avenue and Inca. A new pedestrian bridge across the tracks connects the development to RTD’s 41st and Fox station. The project site is outlined on the Google Earth aerial image below.
In addition to the 434 homes it will provide to Denver’s growing population, Zia will also include over 8,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space along Inca Street. The apartments will be located in a 6-story L-shaped building that faces Inca and 40th, while the condos will be located in an 8-story building at the corner of Jason and 41st. An east-west private drive crosses the site providing access to the parking garage, which is located in one full underground level and on parts of the first and second levels above ground. Additional garage entries are located on 40th and 41st. According to the project’s site development plan on file with the city, a total of 353 parking spaces for cars will be included in the development along with 364 bicycle parking spaces.
Zia includes units that are deed-restricted to be affordable. On the rental side, 66 of the 314 apartments will be reserved for residents making no more than 80% AMI (area median income) and on the for-sale side, 25 of the 120 condominiums will be available to residents in the 80-95% AMI range. Zia’s transit-adjacent location also contributes to its affordability, giving residents the option to live a car-free or car-lite lifestyle. The development features amenities such as outdoor courtyards, a fitness center, and a pool.
Zia broke ground a few months ago, so we have a bunch of construction photos to share with you too!
These first two shots are from along Jason Street looking east toward the RTD pedestrian bridge.
Here we see the view from 41st and Jason looking southeast and how close Zia will be to the RTD transit bridge and station.
From the pedestrian bridge, here’s the view looking south and southwest, plus a panorama of the whole site.
Let’s end with an aerial shot from Jason Street just north of 41st looking south, with the Denver skyline beyond.
Zia is planned for completion in the summer of 2020.