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6 projects Denver developers proposed in the first month of 2020

In Condo Tracker, Development, New Constructionby Andrew DodsonLeave a Comment

Developers proposed and filed site plans for dozens of projects last month, from office buildings and condo developments, to car washes and fast food restaurants. Some projects are farther along than others. All concept plans that were filed are considered to be in the earliest stage of development with the city and are likely to change.

Here are six projects that caught our attention:

Evolve Towers

Evolve Towers

A rendering of Evolve Towers.

Condo developer Karina Christensen, of Ubuntu Partners, submitted an urban design review for her condo project, Evolve Tower, a 22-story, 314-unit building planned for 838 Park Ave. in the Arapahoe Square district.

While under review, the project is technically still in its concept phase, which means it could change drastically. But the developer is aiming for net-zero energy units, which would mean smaller utility bills for tenants. There are also less parking spaces than units — 278 parking spaces to 314 units — in order to promote sustainability and attract city dwellers who rely on public transit as opposed to cars.

Most importantly, Christensen, a friend of Denver High-Rise Living, is shooting for attainable prices on each unit, ranging from $365,000 to $575,000 — the maximum allowed under an FHA loan.

Denver Gateway East

Denver Gateway East

Prints of a proposed townhome development near DIA.

Lokal Homes is under contract for 10 acres of undeveloped land near Denver International Airport (62nd Avenue and Dunkirk Street) for a proposed development that would include 29 two-story townhomes ranging from three-plex to eight-plex for a total of 170 units. The project calls for 375 parking spaces and 1.1 acres of open space for community amenities and parks.

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