Currently under construction in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood is The Wheatley, a luxury apartment building with a for sale town home component. This project is located at 25th Avenue and Welton Street.
Space for ground floor retail, 14 luxury for sale town homes, and 82 apartments comprise the project. The apartments will reach 5-stories and a level of underground parking will be featured.
The building will be located within Denver’s Welton Landmark Design District and needed to meet the Landmark Preservation Commission approvals before construction could begin.
“Working with the Denver Landmark staff and the Commission, the building has been designed to be of its time, while incorporating elements that reference the rich context of the neighborhood. Although much of the building’s massing, material selections, and detailing, were informed by the character defining elements of the neighborhood, perhaps the most unique element is the chamfered corner, used throughout the district as a way to address the public right-of-way, and provide for a welcoming building entry. The Wheatley celebrates the corner at the intersection of 25th and Welton with a chamfered condition, enhanced masonry detailing, and a suspended canopy, marking this prominent building entry,” said architect Eric Bottenhorn of Craine Architecture.
A rooftop deck and a fitness center will be incorporated into the project. Unit finishes will include quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and and in-unit laundry appliances. Pricing for the for town homes will begin in the low $400s with square footage exceeding 2,000 square feet in all of the for sale units. One and two bedroom options will be featured in the apartment portion of The Wheatley.
This project is being built on the site where the Phillis Wheatley Young Woman’s Christian Association operated from 1916-1964. Phillis Wheatley was the first published African-American woman and first published African-American poet. The character of the neighborhood was considered during the design of the building.
“The architectural fabric along the Welton corridor, is generally arranged into multiples of 25 feet, relating to the typical lot width. Historically significant buildings in the Five Points neighborhood, such as the Rossonian, have been organized with an obvious base, articulated with highly transparent storefront, a less transparent middle and a top that is often characterized by a projecting cornice. The Wheatley has been crafted to balance this contextually appropriate traditional language, with a material palette and detail refinement, familiar to contemporary architecture,” said Bottenhorn.