First boundaries get marked; then the plot is cleaned; then the site is prepared per the layout in the drawings. Months pass, dirt is moved, utilities are laid, pipes put in place, and then finally things start to go vertical.
Studio PBA has been working with long time client Wood Partners to prepare the site of the Alta Green Mountain project in Lakewood, Colorado for several months. Engineers and contractors have their work cut out for them as they battle Colorado’s summer storms (this site has seen what some have called a 200-year flood) and intense heat as the groundwork is laid for the planned multi family residential project.
Now retaining walls are going up, pipes are going in, and the site is being primed so that construction workers can begin laying a foundation for this much-needed residential project.
Alta Green Mountain is located in Lakewood, Colorado, a suburb to the west of Denver and just moments away from the Rocky Mountain foothills. True to its name, Alta Green Mountain is not only situated just blocks away from William F. Hayden Green Mountain Park, and when finished, will support fantastic sweeping views of the rolling green foothills to the West and downtown Denver to the East.
The 260-unit multi-family apartment project is spread out over 10 residential buildings. The unit mix includes studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units ranging in size from 706 SF to 1,341 SF. Residents will enjoy one parking space per bedroom, in addition to 131 designated bicycle spaces. Parking options include a large number of tuck-under garage spaces, in addition to tandem driveway parking, and surface parking. The site features multiple resident amenities, including a pool, luxury clubhouse with co-working space and a full fitness center, indoor dog wash facilities and a resident dog park, bike workshop, and several grilling areas.
The site may not look like much just yet. Wood Partners has been dedicated to documenting construction of their projects with drone footage which will allow us to see exactly how assemblies progress. Not only is it visually interesting, but it can potentially help eliminate the need for as many drastic or late in the game change orders. We are looking forward to sharing the images going forward as this project progresses towards its Spring 2020 completion!