Work could begin next year on the adaptive reuse of a 10-story office building that was originally built in 1962 in Denver’s Golden Triangle Creative District.
The Denver-based Nicholas Partnership, which specializes in urban real estate development, has announced plans to transform the more than 100,000 square foot structure into an apartment building that will house just under two hundred residential units measuring in size from 300 to 425 square feet.
The building at 1200 Lincoln Street, in a teeming neighborhood of modern high-rises, was originally built for the Western Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company and also served as the office address for a large number of government agencies and private companies.
It eventually became the home to the Art Institute of Colorado, a for-profit art and culinary school that closed its doors for financial reasons in 2018.
The building was purchased nearly a year later by the Nicholas Partnership.
Plans, which have now been submitted to the City of Denver by the company, call for an entire interior re-do of the building, creating what has been described as micro-apartments.
Nicholas Partnership previously transformed the former circular 13-story Hotel VQ at 1975 Mile High Stadium Circle into the Turntable Studios, a property with 179 similarly-sized micro-apartments.
By Garry Boulard
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