Denver’s Lower Highland remains a popular area for infill development, with six projects currently under construction and one site that has been readied for construction to begin. Let’s visit this downtown-edge neighborhood and catch up on what’s going up.
One Platte. This is a five-story, 247,000 square foot office project being developed by Nichols Partnership. One Platte broke ground in January and has progressed steadily into the “big hole in the ground” stage.
Edge LoHi. Situated at the corner of 17th and Central is Edge LoHi, a 44-home condominium project that appears to be almost finished with construction. Edge LoHi is being developed by Alpine Investments Partners and will include about 4,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space along Central.
32nd and Shoshone. The Denver Housing Authority is developing a new affordable housing project at the corner of 32nd Avenue and Shoshone Street, previously occupied by a small 10-unit DHA community that was demolished in late 2019. The new development will bring 53 new homes to the neighborhood in a three-story building. Site excavation and shoring walls are now going in.
LoHi Offices on 32nd. At 32nd and Vallejo, City Street Investors is under construction with a three-story building that will feature about 25,000 square feet of office space and 5,000 square feet for ground-floor restaurants. The LoHi Offices on 32nd development is well on its way towards completion later in the year.
31st and Zuni. A three-story residential development is in the works by Infinity Property Collection for the corner of 31st and Zuni that will add 61 new homes to the neighborhood. The site was once occupied by a State of Colorado Department of Agriculture office building and adjacent parking lot. They have been removed and the site cleared. Construction permit applications were filed with the city just a few days ago and are under review, so it appears the 31st and Zuni apartment project is moving forward.
Lighthouse Lofts. The last stop on our tour of Lower Highland development sites is Lighthouse Lofts at the corner of 29th Avenue and Zuni Street. The project by Urban Green Developments has been under construction since late 2018 and will bring 46 new condominium homes to the neighborhood. The project is getting close to being finished, probably opening this summer or fall.
That’s a nice mix of apartments, condos, and office buildings in development in Lower Highland that will give more people the opportunity to live and work in a downtown-close, walkable neighborhood.