Renaissance Downtown Lofts Final Update

The Renaissance Downtown Lofts, over on Broadway and Stout near 21st Street, are now complete. This project was built by the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and provides 101-units of transitional housing. Not only does it provide essential housing for the Downtown Denver area, it replaced an abandoned bank drive-thru building that was an eyesore for many years.

DenverInfill visited this project five times, covering the announcement and almost all stages of construction. Head on over to our post history to check it out.

The Renaissance Downtown lofts rise a total of six-stories, with apartments on floors 2-6. The ground floor contains 7,000 square feet of lobby, administrative offices, and support functions for the tenants. Here are two views of the project along Broadway.

The historic Carson Press building next door had a fence around it during the construction of this project, but it remained untouched. It was never intended to be integrated with this project and was perhaps used for temporary construction offices. The second floor of the Renaissance Downtown Lofts also contains a sizable amount of outdoor space.

This is a great project as it replaces a very underutilized building and surface parking lot while providing homes for lower-income residents.

By | 2018-06-14T08:44:08+00:00 June 13, 2018|Categories: Arapahoe Square, Infill, Residential, Urbanism|Tags: |6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Randy June 13, 2018 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    It reminds me of Guild House. And that’s not a compliment.

  2. Ballpark Resident June 13, 2018 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    Just anecdotal evidence, but every low-cost housing unit I’ve visited, they all have a bad aroma. Hopefully they will be maintained, cleaned, and avoid a bad smell..

  3. MDH June 14, 2018 at 8:51 am - Reply

    Sad that this looks better than some of the “luxury” MF builds going up.

  4. James June 14, 2018 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    REALLY
    When the government gets involved it look’s so crappie
    No thought on the architectural design like the CDOT Headquarters very poor design
    Putting the homeless apartment where that lot and the lots around it could be utilized in a better cost effective way like a lot on E. Colfax
    Build 45 story office tower in downtown lots
    THINK

    • Paul June 15, 2018 at 8:18 am - Reply

      James,

      This lot is in Arapahoe Square and is zoned for 20+ stories with conditions- conditions that probably precluded the site from ever supporting anything higher than 10 stories. So, the lot is probably under utilized, but nowhere to the degree that you think.

      Though I do love how you think that East Colfax should support social housing versus this are of downtown where all of the homeless and social services are. If we could do a wholesale relocation I’d personally move every homeless shelter and social housing project to Highlands Ranch, but that’s about as realistic as a 45 story office tower going here.

    • JerryG June 15, 2018 at 1:07 pm - Reply

      Plus, there is the small lot southwest of the site and the large lot across the alley. Both can support larger buildings much easier.

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