New Project: AMLI RiNo

A new multi-family residential community by AMLI is planned for the Denargo Market area just north of Coors Field. Currently called AMLI RiNo, the development will include 390 apartment homes in two structures: a seven-story building at the southern end of the site, and a six-story building at the northern end that steps down to five stories towards the South Platte River. Below is a Google Street View of the four-acre site that is roughly two-thirds vacant land and one-third covered by a 1960s-era warehouse.

AMLI RiNo site, courtesy Google Street View

The project location is outlined on the Google Earth aerial below, along with an illustrative site plan, courtesy of AMLI and their design team, Studio PBA and Norris Design, showing the project’s two proposed buildings.

Site of AMLI RiNo on Google Earth aerial
AMLI RiNo site plan, courtesy AMLI, Studio PBA, and Norris Design

The 390 units will be comprised of a mix of studios, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom units. Amenities will include two club rooms, two rooftop decks, a pool, and two outdoor courtyards with cabanas, fire pits, a badminton court, and a community garden. Parking will be provided at one space per unit and will be wrapped by residential and other building functions. A private drive between the two buildings provides vehicle access.

Here are two renderings, courtesy of Studio PBA, showing the Denargo Street side of the development. The first image shows the view looking north while the second view is looking south.

Rendering of AMLI RiNo, courtesy of Studio PBA

The interior design of the common areas will incorporate items salvaged from the old warehouse on the site, and the project is seeking LEED Gold certification.

Abatement and demolition are underway and construction should begin in April 2018. If all goes as planned, the project should open about 26 months later.

By | 2017-12-30T11:13:45+00:00 December 7, 2017|Categories: Infill, Residential, River North, Urbanism|Tags: |9 Comments


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  2. MDH December 8, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Much needed around the river – pedestrian bridge is a nice touch. I would like to see a departure from the corrugated metal, though. Horizontal balcony railings would also be more aesthetically pleasing, but maybe that will change from this rendering.

    • Andy December 8, 2017 at 11:15 am

      While I agree horizontal railings may be more aesthetically pleasing on a project like this, they are unfortunately very problematic due to the fact children can climb up and at times over them, presenting a significant safety concern.

  3. twister244 December 8, 2017 at 9:21 am

    I was wondering when the renderings were going to come out for this one. This particular area will need further TLC though moving forward. The riverfront in that immediate area is less than stellar….

  4. James D December 8, 2017 at 11:28 am

    I really wish this area would provide more first floor retail. RiNo & Brighton are infilling so much that transitioning Denver to a walkable city is gonna happen. But Denargo Market is so driver focused, and if you do walk, you have to walk a bit to get to the retail. Maybe it will come with time? But seems doubtful with these larger corporate complexes.

  5. Trent December 8, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Any ground floor retail? Fingers crossed…..

  6. Johnny December 8, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Any building that spells “Hi” when viewed from above is OK with me.

  7. Jordan December 20, 2017 at 11:12 am

    It is very hard to get excited about a project like this. It is a typical mid-rise with nothing that moves the needle on innovative and unique places to live. It isn’t bad at all, but it certainly is no sort of game changer for the area. Just another apartment building.

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