Construction Update: Modera River North Arts

Construction progress from Modera River North Arts with developer Mill Creek Residential, located at 28th and Blake in Denver. 

Stout24 Townhomes Celebrate Grand Opening

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Denver, CO January 24, 2018 – On January 24, 2018, architect Studio PBA, the Morrison Group, Alliance Construction and residents of the newly completed Stout24 Townhomes celebrated the Grand Opening with an open house event.  The project consists of 13 units; Seven of the units were listed at 80% AMI, while the remaining six were listed at 120% AMI.  Creating an affordable townhome option was important to developer Lynn Crist of the Morrison Group, who spent much time working with the City to select the perfect site for this infill project. 

The site, located in the Curtis Park Landmark District, knits northeast downtown into a cohesive urban area. It is intended to support a mix of uses that provide a pedestrian friendly transition from the surrounding lower scale neighborhoods to the high-rise scale of downtown. In this transition is Stout24 Townhomes spread across two buildings, each 3 stories tall. Private drive aisle to access private tuck under garages in the rear of 11 of the 13 units. The homes feature tall narrow windows, offset front entries, raised porches that step down to sidewalk, and flat roofs with historic decorative parapets. The design of three-sided projecting bays breaks up the building massing along the entire Stout Street elevation. The exterior material is predominately unpainted brick construction in grey and dark brown to coordinate with surrounding buildings. It is offset with a historic blue in cementitious lap siding.

As of January 2018, all 13 units have sold.

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Modera Observatory Park Grand Opening

Modera Observatory Park is located just adjacent from the University of Denver and just celebrated it's Grand Opening!  Modera OP is currently accepting new applicants!  We obtained fantastic photos from the developer Mill Creek Residential featuring the state-of-the-art shared spaces, a luxurious outdoor pool and amenities galore!

Do you want more information on living in this community or what Modera Observatory Park offers?  The link to this community can be found here:  https://www.moderaobservatorypark.com/

Back at it! Volunteering with Food for Thought

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New year, new opportunity to help out in the community! We spent the morning volunteering with Food for Thought. We packed a record 2,700 PowerSacks! These sacks will go to help students in twenty-one Denver Public Elementary Schools. 

If you or you organization would like to participate and get involved with this great organization, you can learn more here: http://foodforthoughtdenver.org/get-involved/

AMLI Rino Poised to Break Ground Summer of 2018

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From today's article in Mile High CRE: DENVER – Chicago-based AMLI Residential’s latest development AMLI RiNo is the latest project in the River North (RiNo) neighborhood slated to break ground in the Summer of 2018. Positioned between commuter rail lines, the RiNo Arts District, and Denver’s vibrant lower downtown, the 390-unit development is poised to add residential density and beautiful design to one of Denver’s hottest transitioning neighborhoods. AMLI RiNo is bordered by the Platte River to the north and will provide a prominent presence along the south side of the Platte Trail.

To read the full article from Mile High CRE, click here: http://milehighcre.com/amli-rino-poised-to-break-ground-summer-of-2018/

Career Day at Goldrick Elementary School

Yesterday Studio PBA was invited to speak at Goldrick Elementary School's Career Day.  President Paul Bergner, Danyell Miller and Will Salas did a Q&A session with Mrs. Salas' fifth grade class.  The students were eager to learn about what skills and interests one might need to become an architect.  They each took turns asking questions about their experience, how they got into architecture and what they enjoy most about their job.  We had the kids do an exercise where we provided blank floor plans for the students to design their dream home and then as a team, assembled the pieces of the exterior to make the house they drew.

Aria Cohousing Community Dedication Event

Denver, CO – This past weekend in the Chaffee Park neighborhood of Denver, the Aria Cohousing community celebrated its Rededication of the motherhouse, an event marking the transformation from former convent to a recently renovated 28-unit cohousing development.  City officials, members of the Urban Ventures development team, Marycrest Convent Sisters of St. Francis, and residents of the cohousing community gathered to officially transition the building from a former convent belonging to the Sisters to the current-day residents.  The ceremony included several speakers and a ribbon joining ceremony in which residents and Sisters joined together to rededicate the home. 

Aria Cohousing is a multifamily concept which actively engages homeowners in a more communal lifestyle. This 28-unit project is a renovation of the former Marycrest Convent, and forms the heart of a 17.5-acre redevelopment on the former convent site in the Chaffee Park neighborhood of northwest Denver. The new Aria neighborhood, when fully completed, will be a mixed-income, mixed use community with an emphasis on sustainability, urban agriculture and cultivating a collaborative neighborhood spirit. Studio PBA was responsible for the renovation of the convent units.  

For more information on this project: http://www.ariadenver.com/

Alta Gateway Station's Completion in Salt Lake City: In Pictures

Image courtesy of BuildingSaltLake.com

Image courtesy of BuildingSaltLake.com

Check out our the newly completed Alta Gateway Station in Salt Lake City with developer Wood Residential Partners in this great write up from Building Salt Lake
https://www.buildingsaltlake.com/pictures-residential-growth-continues-around-gateway/

Modera River North Arts Aerial Images

One of our team members captured some fantastic aerial shots of Modera River North Arts in the booming RiNo neighborhood.  This project is progressing quickly with completion estimated for late Spring 2018.  This project was designed with developer Mill Creek Residential and constructed by Shaw Construction.

Images courtesy of BEKR Drone Aerial Photography

Aria Cohousing Article in Denver Infill

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Photo courtesy of DenverInfill.com

"As American cities continue an upward trajectory toward reinvestment—one catalyzed by a growing population of people favoring concentration over sprawl—we are faced with the prospect of knowing thy neighbor a little better."  Camron Bridgford, one of Denver Infill's bloggers begins.  He starts by explaining how the benefits and attributes that make the cohousing community style more and more popular.  He then gives a great history of the structure, formally owned by Sisters of the Order of St. Francis.

You can find the entry here: https://denverinfill.com/blog/2017/10/aria-denver-update-2.html

There are still two units available for purchase: http://www.ariadenver.com/living-spaces/co-housing/

Ridge at Wheatlands Now Leasing!

Ridge at Wheatlands celebrated their grand opening last week!  Construction will continue through the next year but the completed buildings are looking fantastic.  This project is located on South Langdale Street in Aurora and offers one, two and three bedroom floor plans. This project boasts several luxury amenities such as a hotel-inspired outdoor pool and spa, fitness center, meeting rooms, dog wash and a cyber cafe.  There are 15 multifamily buildings with attached private garages, plus a clubhouse. 

We received some fantastic images from the developer, Grand Peaks Properties, Inc and wanted to share them.  If you are interested in leasing at Ridge, click on their website below for more information. http://grandpeaks.com/ridgeatwheatlands/

School is back in session...

Studio PBA and ULI Colorado volunteers with Food for Thought founders, Bob Bell and John Thielen.

School is back in session and that means we spent the morning volunteering by packing power sacks for Food for Thought Denver with our friends from ULI Colorado & Downtown Denver Partnership.  To learn more visit FFT's website at: http://foodforthoughtdenver.org/

Downtown Denver Crowne Plaza Renovations in DBJ

Great work hospitality team! Smashing Denver Business Journal article highlighting a recent renovation project we worked on with IHG - Intercontinental Hotels Group downtown at the Crowne Plaza Denver. Read the article here: https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2017/09/05/crowne-plaza-denver-completes-22-million-brand.html

 

Photo courtesy of https://www.ihg.com

Construction Progress: Holland Parkside

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Construction is progressing on Holland's Parkside in Denver's Riverfront neighborhood at 1800 Little Raven.

Alta Pinehurst Clubhouse Update

Our newest project in Lakewood, Alta Pinehurst by Wood Partners, is open and ready for leasing.

Leases start September 15th with project completion in April 2018. 

For more information on leasing a unit at Alta Pinehurst, here is a link to the website: http://www.altapinehurst.com/

Tour of EnCon United Precast Concrete Fabrication Plant

Studio PBA and Monroe & Newell toured EnCon United’s precast concrete fabrication plant in Thornton earlier today.  Behind all of those hard hats is 450 feet of hollow core planks being formed and extruded.  Check out the pictures below from the tour.  For more information on these products and teams, Monroe & Newell's site can be found here, http://monroe-newell.com/   and EnCon United, http://www.encondesignllc.com/

Construction Progress: Wood Partner's Alta Pinehurst

Alta Pinehurst is located on South Wadsworth in Lakewood and has been under construction for just over a year.  The project consists of 14 buildings, clubhouse and offers several amenities including a fitness center, community kitchen, bike repair shop, dog wash and conference rooms.  This community will also offer outdoor year round pool and spa for residents.  The developer on this project is Wood Partners.

Each building is in a different state of construction progress at this point.   The clubhouse has completed instillation of stone veneer and siding, interior finishes and MEP are in progress at estimated 90% completion.  The 14 residential buildings in this project range in progress from early framing  to insulation, siding and drywall instillation.

To see get pricing, floor plans or to lease one of these units, visit Alta Pinehurst's website here: http://www.altapinehurst.com/