The 14-unit residential component of the Backyard on Blake mixed-use development officially began construction last month. This project is taking shape at Blake Street between 30th and 31st Streets in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood. The residential component is titled Backyard Residences at Backyard on Blake and are slated to be delivered in June of 2016.
Colorado-based Invent Development Partners is the developer and has offices in Denver and Telluride. Denver-based Sprocket Design-Build is the architect and general contractor. The land was purchased last October by Invent Development Partners.
Two different unit layouts are featured and are 1,250 and 1,530 square feet in size. Both layouts have rooftop decks.
“Our goal as the developer of the Backyard Residences is to deliver a product that keeps with the hip industrial character in the RiNo neighborhood,” said Jon Dwight, one of the Invent principals. “We want our owners to feel like their homes add to the feel and design of the neighborhood and not take away from it.”
The other components at Backyard on Blake are currently under construction and once completed will feature office, retail and restaurant space. An existing brick building is on the property and is being integrated into this development.
“We are very enthusiastic about the Backyard Residences and how they complement the growing entertainment, retail and office component of the RiNo neighborhood,” said Bill Moore, president of Sprocket Design-Build. “The vibrancy of the neighborhood informed the design for the residences. We were really hoping to capture the essence of what it means to ‘live in RiNo’. The forms and materials hope to contribute to the energy of this place.”
Ten of the units have been pre-sold. Liz Richards of Kentwood City Properties is listing the Backyard Residences. The four other units will be available for sale after the framing portion of construction is complete and begin at $469,000.
“I was so excited about the Backyard Residences and the RiNo area that I bought one of the units myself,” said Richards. “The energy in RiNo is on fire and like no other neighborhood in Denver. In RiNo you are surrounded by the best of the best restaurants, bars, entertainment and culture. The cool factor is off the Richter scale.”