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Construction Updates
Mayor Hancock applauds The Wheatley project
June 25, 2015 at 11:11 pm 1
Rendering of the Wheatley Denver

Rendering of the Wheatley. Courtesy Craine Architecture.

On Thursday representatives from the City of Denver and the development team of The Wheatley, a mixed-use development taking shape in Denver's Five Points neighborhood at 25th Avenue and Welton Street, gathered on site to celebrate its construction. This project will include 82 apartments with 64 for of those units at market rate, 14 townhomes and 3,800 square feet of retail space. “Mixed-income developments that include affordable units for hard-working individuals and families are key to building healthy, vibrant communities,” Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock said. “Through the Welton Challenge grant and our housing finance funds, we’re proud to have played a role in The Wheatley, shaping the continued revitalization of this great neighborhood and helping to keep Denver livable and affordable.”
Construction site of the Wheatley 4 weeks ago.

Construction site of the Wheatley May 2015.

The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) named The Wheatley as one of five Welton Design/Development Challenge awarded projects in 2014. The program provided predevelopment funds to help spur smart development of the Welton corridor with jobs, housing and retail. In addition, the OED provided $475,000 in financing to help support the development of 18 affordable units at The Wheatley to households earning up to 80 percent of the area median income, as explained in a statement from the City of Denver. Craine Architecture is the architect of record for this project. The developer is Palisade Partners and the general contractor is Confluence Builders.
Rendering of The Wheatley. Image courtesy Craine Architecture

Rendering of The Wheatley. Image courtesy Craine Architecture

"This site has a rich history in Denver as it was once the home of the Wheatley YMCA which operated until 1964. It was named for Phillis Wheatley, a renowned African-American poet who lived between 1754 and 1784. We are honored to name our project after her, a freed slave who published poetry at the early age of 14," stated Paul Books of Palisade Partners. DUR first reported on this project in March and that article can be found here.    
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Construction Updates
RiNo and Five Points construction update
May 26, 2015 at 12:35 am 3
Mother nature provided just enough of a gap between rain showers to allow me to sneak out to Denver's Five Points and River North (RiNo) neighborhoods to snap some photos of the constructions projects taking shape. 2300 Welton Pictured above is the 2300 Welton project that just began construction. The development will include 223 residential units. This project was designed by Denver-based Humphries Poli Architects. The Wheatley Also under construction in Denver's Five Points is The Wheatley at 25th Street and Welton. This development will include 14 for-sale town homes, 82 apartments and space for ground floor retail. This site was the location of the Phillis Wheatley Young Woman's Christian Association which operated from 1916-1964. Phillis Wheatley was the first published African-American woman and first published African-American poet. Larimer Row Pictured above is the Larimer Row townhome project in Denver's River North (RiNo) neighborhood. This project is taking shape 34th and Larimer. Once fully completed will include 28 townhomes. Factory Flats Factory Flats broke ground this month and is a for-sale condo development. It will include space for ground floor retail. This project is located at 3198 Blake Street. Factory Flats is targeting LEED and ENERGY STAR certifications and each unit will be solar-powered. Backyard on Blake Pictured above is the Backyard on Blake development. This project includes the adaptive reuse of an existing brick structure and new construction to create a development that will feature, office, retail and residential components. Hartley Flats Pictured above is the Hartley Flats project that is nearing completion at 27th and Walnut Street. This project will house one and two bedroom apartment units. 31st and Brighton Boulevard Above is the construction site of a mixed-use development on Brighton Boulevard that stretches between 31st Street and 35 Street. Featured in this development will be condominiums and retail space. Below is the site of the new Great Divide Brewing Co brewery at 35th Street and Brighton Boulevard. Great Divide Brewing Co   The Crossing at Denargo Market Above is The Crossing at Denargo Market apartments located at 2525 Wewatta Way currently under construction at the confluence of Denver's Ballpark and RiNo neighborhoods. This development includes 321 apartment units in a 5 story building, wrapped around a 6 level parking structure. Freight Residences Pictured above construction continues on the Freight Residences located at TAXI. Unlike most of Denver’s current apartment projects under construction, Freight Residences is designed to attract young families. The lobby of the building will serve as a children’s art area. Zeppelin Development is building this 48-unit project.
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Construction Updates, Project Announcements
2300 Welton breaks ground
May 20, 2015 at 1:32 am 4
Construction begins at 2300 Welton

Construction begins at 2300 Welton. Image courtesy Humphries Poli Architects.

Rendering of 2300 Welton. Image courtesy Humphries Poli Architects.

Rendering of 2300 Welton. Image courtesy Humphries Poli Architects.

Rendering of 2300 Welton. Image courtesy Humphries Poli Architects.

Rendering of 2300 Welton. Image courtesy Humphries Poli Architects.

Ground has been broken and construction has begun on the 2300 Welton residential project in Denver's Five Points neighborhood. Two structures will be built on the site where a total of 223 units will be housed. This project was designed by Denver-based Humphries Poli Architects and they provided DUR with insight into the design elements of 2300 Welton. "Humphries Poli Architects’ design of 2300 Welton, a workforce housing development, reflects the characteristics of the Five Points community. The site consists of two buildings, one at 2300 Welton and the other at 501 Park Avenue West. The sloping roof line along Park Avenue West creates a relationship between the two buildings separated by the alley. The off-white façade of the 2300 Welton building is balanced by the dark charcoal façade on the 501 Park Avenue West building. The design does not attempt to portray the buildings as one, but conveys their relationship through color and geometry. The two structures combine to form a unified whole under a sloping silhouette fronting Park Avenue," states Humphries Poli Architects The general contractor for this development is Calcon Constructors. This project joins a handful of other projects under development and planned for the area including Palisade Partners' mixed-use development at 25th Street and Welton—The Wheatly.
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Project Announcements
Luxury mixed-use development under construction in Five Points
March 17, 2015 at 12:11 am 7
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. Craine Architecture is the architect of record for this project. The developer is Palisade Partners and the general contractor is Confluence Builders. 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.
Rendering of The Wheatley. Image courtesy Craine Architecture

Rendering of The Wheatley. Image courtesy Craine Architecture

"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.    
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Project Announcements
​​Brownstones Coming to Five Points
January 22, 2015 at 2:51 am 0
​Clear Creek Real Estate LLC has announced the development of a 26 unit condominium project at 2400 Washington in Denver's Five Points Neighborhood. Each home will have two bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a two car garage, and a rooftop patio. Pricing for the units will begin in the low $400s with the size of homes ranging from 1250 to 1650 square feet. The interior of the residences will feature main level hardwood floors, quartz countertops, and Bosch stainless steel appliances. Custom options are also available.  Sales will begin in early February with delivery of units expected in early 2016. For more information on this project contact: laura@clearcreekre.com Denver Urban Review will provide updates on this exciting addition to Denver's Five Points Neighborhood. Washington and 24th_06 Image Courtesy Clear Creek Real Estate LLC
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