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Construction Updates, Project Announcements
Mixed-use project begins in Littleton
February 8, 2016 0
The Grove Littleton

Construction Site of Vita at Littleton looking towards the west.

Just east of downtown Littleton at 2100 West Littleton Boulevard is the construction site of Vita at Littleton, a mixed-used development. Work on the property is now underway. The project will feature 160 apartment units and nearly 11,000 square-feet of retail space. The City of Littleton approved the site plan for Vita at Littleton in September 2015. Amenities include a swimming pool, a dog park, and connections to community trails. An RTD light rail station sits one block to the west of Vita at Littleton. The target demographic is empty nesters. Zocalo Community Development is the developer and KTGY is the architecture firm that designed this project. Here are a couple of renderings of Vita at Littleton courtesy Zocalo Community Development: The Grove Littleton The Grove Littleton
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Construction Updates
Coda in Cherry Creek tops off
October 13, 2015 0
Coda Cherry Creek

Rendering of Coda Cherry Creek courtesy Zocalo.

The 12-story Coda apartment building that is being developed by Zocalo  has topped off. Principal Real Estate Investors is also a partner in this development. Construction of Coda has been taking shape at 1st Avenue and Steele street in Denver's Cherry Creek North Neighborhood. Coda includes 182 apartments. Pre-leasing of the units is set to begin this month.

Just over half of the units at Coda will be one-bedrooms, while 25 percent will be studios and the remaining 23 percent will be two-bedrooms. The apartments will range in size from 510 square feet to nearly 1,700 square feet.

Building amenities include a rooftop swimming pool, a fitness center with space for yoga, and a self-service pet spa.

Electric car charging stations are installed in the structured parking portion of the building.

“As a beacon into Cherry Creek North, Coda will be the most sought after community, thanks to its upscale finishes, unparalleled views and prestigious location,” said Zocalo Principal Susan Maxwell.

Cherry Creek Construction

Coda photographed from Steele Street as work takes place on the 12th and final floor.

Construction is expected to be completed on Coda in April of 2016.

Coda joins several other residential projects that are under construction in the Cherry Creek North neighborhood of Denver. The 250 Columbine project that stretches between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue on Columbine Street was completed this summer. 250 Columbine includes for-sale condo units and leasable office space. The Steele Creek Apartments project located just to the south of Coda, was also completed this summer.  Under construction at Cook Street and 1st Avenue is the 164 unit 8-story Alexan Cherry Creek apartment project. Several scrape-off single family homes are also under construction in this Denver neighborhood.

Cherry Creek apartments

Coda on the left and the recently completed Steele Creek apartments on the right.

In August Zocalo along with the Emily Griffith Foundation announced plans to develop a mixed-use project in downtown Denver at Lincoln and 18th. This project would include low-income apartments and space for future classrooms for the Emily Griffith Technical College.

The development will include 200 apartments for families that earn between 50 to 90 percent of the area’s average income. Iván Anaya, development manager of Zocalo Community Development,  stated that the project could potentially be up to 20 floors in height.

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Construction Updates
Denver August construction recap
September 1, 2015 0
Denver's economy showed no signs of slowing down in August as new projects began construction and new ones were announced. On the residential side of development, Denver Urban Review covered the announcements of a tremendous number of Denver metro area apartment units in August.
Number of unitsDevelopment Click for article
27730th and Brighton Blvd.Article
200 Zocalo/Emily GriffithArticle
2751911 S. JosephineArticle
3622890 Brighton Blvd.Article
140Colfax and DowningArticle
225 Jewell and BannockArticle
285INOVA Dry CreekArticle
3526855 W. 56th (Arvada)Article
Total: 2,116
Dynia Architects

Rendering of Gauge courtesy Dynia Architects.

One of the first highlights of August was the opportunity to catch up with Architect Stephen Dynia and learn more about his planned Gauge project in RiNo.  Gauge is a 100,000 square foot mixed-use development planned to be constructed at 35th and Wazee in Denver’s River North neighborhood (RiNo). Zeppelin Development is the developer. The project will include both office and retail space. The retail portion will comprise approximately 25 percent of the building. Tenant common space and a shared meeting room will be included. Outdoor areas with vegetation will also be featured. A couple of significant projects officially began construction in August.  Phase 1 of the Boulder Google Campus broke ground. Currently Google employees 300 people in Boulder. Once fully built, this campus will accommodate 1,500 employees.
Denver real estate

Rendering of new development at Colorado Center courtesy Tryba Architects

The next phase of the Colorado Center project began construction. This development will take shape near the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and I-25. An RTD light rail stop is adjacent to this property. A Dave & Busters and Colorado Center Stadium 9 & IMAX currently call Colorado Center home. This project is being developed by Lincoln Property Company and ASB Real Estate Investments.This project will include a 210,000 square foot class AA office building and a 205,000 square foot residential tower that will house 189 apartments and 80 loft-style units with a fitness center. Also featured in this development will be the addition of 40,000 square feet of new retail space.
City of Westminster

Rendering of future downtown Westminster. Image courtesy City of Westminster.

The City of Westminster along with the Westminster Economic Development Authority have announced development partners in Sherman Associates and Alamo Drafthouse for the former 105-acre Westminster Mall site. Westminster is working towards developing the former mall site into the nexus and downtown of Westminster. This land is located at Sheridan Boulevard and U.S. 36. Plans for a downtown Denver high-rise that potentially could rise to 20 floors was announced. Emily Griffith Foundation and Zocalo Community Development have announced plans to construct this mixed-use project in Downtown Denver. The development will be located on one of three adjacent parcels at 1811 Lincoln and is part of a larger, 93,000-square-foot acquisition of land executed and closed by Zocalo on behalf of the Foundation.  The acquisition also includes a parcel of land at 1830 Broadway and a 320-space parking garage at 1855 Lincoln.  Funding for the transaction was provided by Citywide Banks while the Emily Griffith Foundation was represented by the Denver-based law firm of Otten Johnson.  Zocalo and the Foundation plan to break ground in the second half of 2016, 100 years after the Emily Griffith Technical College first opened its doors. It will be interesting to see if this growth continues, but for the time being it does not appear that Denver is slowing down.
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Construction Updates
Cherry Creek construction update
August 25, 2015 2
Denver's Cherry Creek neighborhood continues to be very active with construction. Some projects are recently completed, while others have months of construction ahead. The first project we will look at is the 200 Columbine development. This project includes an office and residential component. The office portion is now completed and tenants have moved in. Cherry Creek On the same block and just to the north is 250 Columbine- the residential portion of the development. Denver-based Western Development Group developed this block. Unlike other Cherry Creek residential projects, this one is condominiums. Cherry Creek construction Cherry Creek Construction Below is a photo of the 245 Columbine hotel project. This hotel is being developed by Sage Hospitality. Two ground-floor restaurants and 155 hotel rooms will be featured in this project. Cherry Creek Hotel Pictured below is the Room & Board retail store that is under construction at 2nd Avenue and Detroit Street. Denver construction Looking south on Filmore Street towards the Cherry Creek Mall we see the Restoration Hardware project has made significant progress. Cherry Creek Mall Next is the 100 St. Paul office development which is now complete. This project includes 135,000 square feet of office space and 14,000 square feet of retail space. A FirstBank branch is set to open on the ground floor. 1st Avenue in Cherry Creek is becoming quite dense. Cherry Creek office building FirstBank Cherry Creek The Steele Creek Apartments recently opened to residents and has added 218 units to Cherry Creek. This project took shape at 1st Avenue and Steele Street. Denver Apartments Below is a photo looking east towards Colorado Boulevard that shows the Steele Creek Apartments (right) and the Coda Cherry Creek (left) apartment project that is being developed by Zocalo. Cherry Creek apartments Here is closer look at Coda Cherry Creek Cherry Creek Construction Below grade work is now underway at the construction site of the Alexan Cherry Creek project at Cook Street and 1st Avenue. This project will rise to eight stories and will house 164 apartment units. Denver construction Cherry Creek construction The Gables Cherry Creek apartment project at 360 South Monroe Street adjacent to the Cherry Creek bike path is nearing completion. Cherry Creek apartments Cherry Creek apartments All pictures were taken August 24, 2015
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Project Announcements
Downtown Denver high-rise announced
August 10, 2015 1
Emily Griffith Foundation and Zocalo Community Development have announced plans to develop a high-rise, mixed-use project in Downtown Denver. Denver SkylineThe development will be located on one of three adjacent parcels at 1811 Lincoln and is part of a larger, 93,000-square-foot acquisition of land executed and closed by Zocalo on behalf of the Foundation.  The acquisition also includes a parcel of land at 1830 Broadway and a 320-space parking garage at 1855 Lincoln.  Funding for the transaction was provided by Citywide Banks while the Emily Griffith Foundation was represented by the Denver-based law firm of Otten Johnson.  Zocalo and the Foundation plan to break ground in the second half of 2016, 100 years after the Emily Griffith Technical College first opened its doors. In a phone call with Iván Anaya, development manager of Zocalo Community Development, he stated that renderings are not yet available and the height of the building has yet to be finalized. Anaya did state that the project could potentially be up to 20 floors in height. The development will include 200 apartments for families that earn between 50 to 90 percent of the area's average income. A daycare center, and a workforce development center ran by Emily Griffith will also be included. “With this purchase and future development, the Emily Griffith Foundation has taken a big step toward a financially-sustainable future and an increased role in the support of Emily Griffith Technical College,” said Alby Segall, president of the Foundation. “Our intention is to be a catalyst for economic growth and social enterprise in the rapidly growing neighborhoods to the north and east of downtown. We are excited about the continuing partnership with Zocalo Community Development.” Zocalo has also developed Denver's Cadence Union Station, 2020 Lawrence Street, Solera Apartments and RiverClay Condominiums. “Over the past century Emily Griffith Technical College has contributed immeasurably to the growth of Denver’s middle class.  Zocalo is excited to collaborate with the Foundation on an innovative, reproducible project that will increase the Foundation’s capacity to support the Technical College in an unprecedented manner.  Community impact projects such as this embrace Zocalo’s commitment to serving community through real estate development,” said Anaya.
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