99 South Broadway Update #1

Today, we have a quick update on 99 South Broadway. When we announced this project back in May, fences were already up around the site with the old Security Service Credit Union slated for demolition. Fast forward five months, the old building has been demolished along with the sea of surface parking around it.

Here are a couple photos of the site from the past weekend. As a refresher, this project will feature a single floor of underground parking with a three-story building wrapping around the entire site. With it will come 238 apartment units and 13,200 square feet of ground floor retail.

99 South Broadway fills in a crucial hole along South Broadway and will bring more pedestrian activity to the area once it’s complete.

By |2018-11-13T19:52:43+00:00October 30, 2018|Categories: Baker, Construction, Infill, Residential|Tags: |6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Nick October 31, 2018 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Really feel like this site is worthy of something better than what it’s getting.

    • Brian November 1, 2018 at 12:45 pm - Reply

      Nick, What would you like it have been? The developers brought an “upgraded” proposal to the neighborhood to see if there would be interested in supporting a rezoning from 3 to 5 stories. The reception was mixed but a vocal minority of BHNA scared them off from going through.

  2. Rich November 1, 2018 at 8:48 am - Reply

    So squat.

  3. Ryan November 1, 2018 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    So much hangs in the balance with this project. It has the potential to usurp all the culture and personality of the neighborhood in one clumsy swoop. More engaging ground-floor retail? Fine. More residential density? Yeah, that’s the right idea. But if it doesn’t ingratiate itself to the sidewalk and nightlife experience curated by the Hi-Dive, Mutiny, 3 Kings, Sweet Action, Lowbrow, Pie Hole, and the dozens of other businesses that make this stretch of Broadway the most exciting and eccentric in all the city, then it’s a dangerous disservice.

    Even worse? It drags more of LoDo and Cherry Creek into the neighborhood and skews property values to the point where its current tenants can no longer exist.

    • Matthew November 2, 2018 at 7:34 am - Reply

      Maybe they should turn it into a brutalist concrete bank with a giant surface parking lot. God forbid there be somewhere for people to live…

    • Kevin November 2, 2018 at 9:24 am - Reply

      Your argument doesn’t make sense: You think engaging ground-floor retail that this project claims to have is great but that it doesn’t “ingratiate itself to the sidewalk”? Which is it? Also, a pre-req for retail on Broadway shouldn’t be that it enhances the nightlife but that it enhances value to residents and visitors throughout the day.

      The problem that South Broadway is going through is that those small businesses you listed, and any potential new ones like it, won’t be able to afford the rents in this building and in old buildings. I’m not sure I’d say it’s skewing property values, but that’s where the property values are. Yet, this project isn’t causing them, it’s already happened and will continue with or without this project. I agree with you though, it’s definitely a bummer that the strip is going to it’s indie-business charm.

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