A new apartment complex with just under 150 residential units may soon be going up on the west side of Denver.
The Denver-based GM Development has purchased a former one-story funeral home that was built in 1960 and designed by well-known local architect J. Roger Musick.
A previous developer had suggested building a similar apartment facility at the same 2-acre site, but with plans to demolish what is officially called the Olinger Moore Howard Chapel, which was closed in early 2019.
An effort to save the structure by local preservationists ad neighbors prompted the original developer to withdraw from the project.
In its place, GM Development has promised to keep the roughly 14,000 square-foot funeral home structure intact, while also upgrading the building.
The new multi-story apartment complex would be built around the former funeral home.
Exact plans for the site, as well as a construction schedule, have not yet been announced.
By Garry Boulard