701 Sherman Final Update

Given there is no pattern in location with our posts this week it tells us one thing: there is infill still going on all over Downtown Denver and its surrounding neighborhoods! Heading to Capitol Hill, we are going to take a look at the seven-story, 105-unit apartment building at 7th Avenue and Sherman Street.

Now named ‘7/S Denver Haus’, RedPeak’s new property is now complete and open for leasing.

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Here are all of our previous posts for this project:

Capitol Hill: 701 Sherman Update #3

Capitol Hill: 701 Sherman Update #2

Capitol Hill: 701 Sherman Update #1

New Capitol Hill Project: 701 Sherman

Designed by Craine Architecture, this project adds a fairly new color scheme to Capitol Hill; dark brick.

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7/S Denver Haus also features blonde brick on three sides of the building.

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The west facing side, along Lincoln Street, has a setback and houses a rooftop deck along with an outdoor amenity area for residents.

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While there is no ground floor retail, the ground level is incredibly pleasant to the pedestrian passerby. The east side contains ground level unit entrances with the main building entrance on the south side.

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This project adds a significant amount of density to this area of Capitol Hill where surface parking lots are aplenty. Welcome to the neighborhood!

By | 2016-12-02T12:07:07+00:00 June 16, 2016|Categories: Capitol Hill, Infill, Residential, Urban Form|Tags: |11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Cherry Creek June 16, 2016 at 10:56 am

    I like that they have the “modern” look instead of going for the cheap “faux” old brick look that most projects seem to go with to try to fit into the neighborhood.

    Nice addition for the Hill!!

  2. Julio June 16, 2016 at 11:29 am

    I really, really don’t like the blonde brick sections. Especially in that photo that is third from the bottom, it looks like plywood that they forgot to paint. The different shades of gray are nice though. I like how it looks from the 7th Avenue side. Just really wish they used gray instead of blonde on the other sides. The blonde brick just is out of place and makes it look pretty cheap.

    • Frank June 17, 2016 at 12:08 am

      Couldn’t agree more, Julio!

  3. Citizen Kane June 16, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    The blonde brick was an odd choice. That move didn’t work.
    But other than that misstep, I like this project architecturally and for what it does from an urban design/density standpoint.

    • Rob C June 16, 2016 at 11:21 pm

      I wouldn’t sweat it. Someday it may get covered up or hidden by another building.

    • Ryan Dravitz June 17, 2016 at 8:07 am

      Agreed. They should have kept with the same theme around the building or, if they wanted a lighter color, stay in the same palette and do a slate / grey color.

    • Lucas Johnson June 17, 2016 at 10:32 am

      Agreed. Just about any other color would have looked better than the blonde–dark red, light gray, white …

  4. Patrick June 16, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    wow, I’m not a guy that dishes on projects, but I have to say that this project just really looks like “Hurry up and build it” building. I just really cant believe this building passed review for such blank walls. From the road, it looks like a building that is…
    Well, anyway, Its there now…
    I have to say that I have been an avid reader of Infill for a very long time now, but it seems to me that there are many buildings going up that just seem to have a lack of definition or character on any real level… I guess I have to ask, with the knowledge that infill is important in Denver right now, are we really compromising so much as to bend to demand in the moment and not to future vision for the future?
    Denver needs housing now but many of these buildings going up just seem, to me as a casual observer, to be all the same. Is downtown Denver becoming Aurora? Build fast and deal with the problems later? Like they did? I know that iconic structures in Denver will not be on every block, but is Denver moving so fast that new and innovative buildings will no longer be available because some block-long creature will already be built? And on that note, where is the Bell Tower? Talk about iconic building…

  5. Jeffrey June 17, 2016 at 7:55 am

    I like it, including the brickwork.

  6. Erik R. June 17, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Blond brick has a long history in Denver and gives the project local ties as does the developer. This project is especially appealing at the pedestrian level and is scaled appropriately for the neighborhood. I like it!

  7. Dan June 17, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Guess I need to check the color palate on my MacBook Air. The only “blond” I see is facing the alley. Everything else is shades of gray or black. Otherwise, I think this building looks like it was designed in 1950-1970. Of all the residential condo/apartments reviewed on this site over the years, this is the least appealing architecturally. Really not good.

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