Vantage 7th and Grant Update #1

Back in December 2015, we reported on a proposed multi-family project at the corner of East 7th Avenue and Grant Street in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Since then, the development has changed hands, with the project sold by the original developer, SmithJones Partners, to Houston-based The Dinerstein Companies, which is calling the project “Vantage 7th and Grant”.

The new residential community will include 178 rental homes in an eight-story building with ground-floor retail space in a very walkable urban neighborhood.

Below is the rendering we provided in our initial post on the project and it remains as the proposed design, according to the Dinerstein website. The architect is Ziegler Cooper Architects. Shaw Construction is the general contractor.

Rendering of Vantage 7th and Grant by Ziegler Cooper Architects

The site at 7th and Grant has as neighbors a nine-story Coldwell Banker office tower and, across the alley, a Trader Joe’s grocery. On the site itself were several older residential structures that had been converted to commercial office uses a number of years ago. Those buildings were demolished this past spring in preparation for construction. The zoning on the site is C-MX-8 (C=Urban Center neighborhood context, MX=mixed-use, 8=eight-story maximum).

Construction is now officially underway. Here are a few shots of the site from this past weekend:

Vantage 7th and Grant construction site looking southeast
Vantage 7th and Grant construction site looking east

The Vantage 7th and Grant project is slated to open in the first quarter of 2019.

By | 2017-09-12T07:38:55+00:00 September 6, 2017|Categories: Capitol Hill, Infill, Residential, Retail|Tags: |3 Comments


  1. Duncan Nelson September 6, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Would it have been so hard for them to find a surface lot to build this on? Instead we lose over a dozen mature trees and some historical (albeit in need of more help) buildings. Shit like this is exactly what happened 50 years ago during the “Urban Renewal” phase. Stupid project for no other reason than site selection.

  2. Adam September 18, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    What’s very interesting about this building is the height. If you look at the Caldwell building used for the rendering it is not the correct size. The building is nine stories and the rendering shows it at 5. I’m curious to know the total height of this building. I obviously have skin in the game. I have a hunch this is going to block my mountain view.

    • Ken Schroeppel September 18, 2017 at 5:44 pm

      According to city records, the height allowed by zoning is 110 feet and the height of the 7th & Grant Apartments project will be 107.6 feet. I don’t know the exact height of the Caldwell Building but given the number of floors, I’d guess it’s right around 110 feet.

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