Alexan LoHi Final Update

It’s time for a final update on Alexan LoHi, a new 106-home apartment community at the corner of West 32nd and Tejon in Denver’s Highland neighborhood. Construction recently wrapped up on the five-story structure that includes about 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Alexan LoHi started construction in the fall of 2016 and we’ve had a half-dozen posts on the project prior to this one. Here are a few pics…

The view looking northwest at the corner of 32nd and Tejon, followed by views looking back to that corner from north on Tejon and west on 32nd, respectively:

Alexan LoHi at the northwest corner of Tejon Street and W. 32nd Avenue
Alexan LoHi looking south along Tejon Street toward W. 32nd Avenue

According to a recent Eater Denver article, the ground-floor commercial spaces at Alexan LoHi will include a coffee shop/market, a taco restaurant, and a cocktail bar. Once these businesses are open later this summer and the apartments are leased, the pedestrian activity at this corner will certainly increase, adding to the vitality of this already-popular area. All infill developments include new streetscaping, with wide sidewalks, street trees, and other pedestrian amenities.

Ground-floor commercial spaces along W. 32nd Avenue at Alexan LoHi

That’s it for Alexan LoHi!

By | 2018-05-06T09:19:41+00:00 May 5, 2018|Categories: Highland, Infill, Residential, Urbanism|Tags: |5 Comments


  1. Jim May 6, 2018 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    This building makes me feel confused. It has some nice details and decent materials but it’s kind of thrown together in a haphazard, random arrangement that I find unsettling.

    • Sam May 7, 2018 at 8:19 am - Reply

      “Unsettling” is a very good word. I think the issue here is the massing of the building and the color-gradient brick. Much like it looks really bad to wear a dark navy shirt with black pants, the colors of the brick aren’t far enough apart on the color wheel to achieve the effect the architect was probably after. Additionally, as with so many other projects in Denver, the building has been designed to use every available inch of it’s zoning envelope. Couple that with the recessed entryways and the building just doesn’t “read” well visually.

  2. Tim May 9, 2018 at 11:25 am - Reply

    Maybe this development will be the catalyst to get rid of the ridiculous “beg button” that is required for pedestrians to cross Tejon Sst on 32nd? I’ve previously contacted Mr. Espinoza on this front, with no success…

  3. Brett May 9, 2018 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    I’m a mailman that delivers all over downtown. Sadly I can no longer distinguish between any of these 5 story type buildings. While I’m always excited to see growth this kind of block wide development has thoroughly been exhausted.
    The Highlands look like the ballpark area which looks like the uptown area which looks like the golden triangle area, etc. While the core area of Downtown seems to have some unique and creative developments the farther out you go the more redundant it becomes.

  4. Dan May 15, 2018 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    Oh thank goodness, this site will have a coffee shop and a taco bar. You know, to replace the coffee shop and restaurant that were at this exact location before it was demolished.
    Aside from the massive “sameness” of this building, the lack of architectural continuity with the existing neighborhood of all these new developments along Tejon is terrible too.

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