A Denver project that has been in the talking and planning stage for upwards of three years is finally taking a step forward with the rezoning approval of the city council.
In a unanimous decision, the council has given a green light to the building of an eight-story structure that will go up in the Five Points neighborhood at 2000 Blake Street in downtown Denver.
The project, on a less than half-acre site directly across from the Coors Field in a vibrant part of the city filled with restaurants and stores, will also see the building of retail and commercial space on its first two floors.
According to city documents, the project, at the 12,600-square-foot site, will feature a two-story base with large-scale fenestration framed in metal, a masonry façade on the upper floors, and below level parking.
According to city documents, the building will additionally “incorporate visually interesting and human-scaled facades in an expression, timeless, yet rooted in adjacent historic neighborhoods’ context.”
In securing the approval of the city council, the project’s developers, Fillmore Capital Partners, said that one of the ideas behind building the new structure is to transform the site into a destination stop for cyclists and pedestrians owing to its location along the proposed 5-mile loop known as the 5280 Trail.
As earlier announced, the project is expected to see the building of up to 72 apartments, with a small portion of those units allotted for affordable housing.
By Garry Boulard
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