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. 

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.

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Modera Observatory Park's Nearing Completion on Building 2

Modera Observatory Park has made strides since we last reported on its progress.  Building 2 is nearing completion with finishings and fixtures mostly completed throughout the building's units and common areas.  They have placed the exercise equipment in the fitness center and are finishing up the pool and outdoor social areas.  The leasing center is finished and functional with leasing in progress and move-ins expected to start mid-summer.  Check out the pictures below to catch a glimpse of this great project.  Building 1 is fast on its heels and the next update will most likely be a Grand Opening ceremony!  This project is located in the DU neighborhood.

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Country Club Tower Tours with ULI Colorado

Desirae Zamora and Nikol Davis spent Thursday afternoon touring the Country Club Towers with the Urban Land of Institute Colorado.  This project recently topped out in March and our team members were lucky enough to be some of the first people to tour these two, 30-story buildings in West Wash Park that is set to open late summer.  This project offers sweeping view of downtown Denver, a 5th floor restaurant and bar open to the public and a pet spa with on-site grooming, boarding and dog park.  See below for some candid pics from the tour.

Construction Progress: Riverfront Green

AMLI's Riverfront Green poured their first elevated post-tensioned slab on this morning.  This is the main pour under units and above the parking garage.  This was a very informative site visit for Studio PBA team members that had not seen an elevated PT slab poured.  There were roughly 150 people on site working this morning.  We had the ability to inspect all of the in-place rebar, tensioning cables, stud rails, sleeves, etc.  Keep an eye on Riverfront Green-- framing will be be going up in the next few weeks.

Construction Update: Aria Cohousing Community

Construction on Aria Cohousing is coming along in the Chaffee Park neighborhood of Denver, thanks to the warm and mild winter we've been experiencing -- you can see the former Maycrest Convent is starting too look more like more like the final product that will soon house 28 units with a shared community dining areas and meeting space.  This transit oriented development is due to be completed in the next few months.

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver Build Day!

Studio PBA team members spent Friday in the Sheridan neighborhood, helping Habitat for Humanity with a build day for the Sheridan Square housing project.  We worked next to construction staff, Habitat homeowners and other volunteer groups and learned about the building process.

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver is a non-profit that brings people together to build affordable, energy-efficient homes and communities.  Sheridan Square is the largest Habitat development in Denver's history where 63 homes will be built over the next five years.  

We spent the day installing insulation, painting the exterior of the house, cutting and putting up siding and other various construction tasks.  It was a beautiful day and it was nice to get out of the office and get our hands dirty.  The team has a new found respect for construction work and the people who do it.  If you want to learn more about Habitat or volunteer yourself, check out their website for more information:


Construction Update: Elevate at Inova

Elevate at Inova in Centennial has made lots of progress since our November update.  The clubhouse is nearly completed with interior finishes and trim in-progress, which you can see in the first two images below.  Several of the buildings have the roofing, window and wrap installation in-progress as you can see in picture #3.  The last two images show an overall view if the various stages of construction among the 10 buildings and club house.  

Modera Observatory Park Construction Update

Lots of progress at Mill Creek's Modera Observatory Park the past few months as you can see in the photographs below.  The exterior siding in completely installed along with a majority of the exterior veneer painting.  You can see inside select units that drywall is being installed and painting is completed.  Other units have appliances, trim, flooring and carpet installation finished along with lighting fixtures.  You can see the fitness center starting to take shape as well as the drywall and wood ceiling installation in the clubhouse.  Be sure to check back for for updates this project's progress as it continues to work toward completion.

Project Progress : Alta Pinehurst

Alta Pinehurst has come a long way in the past few months.  This 19+ acre project with Wood Partners, consists of 13 multifamily buildings with private attached garages.  Located on South Wadsworth next to Pinehurst Country Club, it features a two-story clubhouse with a cyber cafe, seating & bar area as well as a fitness center.  Alta Pinehurst is due to be completed later this fall.  Check out the great aerial images we've received from Wood Partners and some more detailed pictures collected by our construction administration team.   A lot of progress on this project since our last update in October.

Project Progress: Modera Observatory Park

Modera Observatory Park's construction has been continuing on through the snow and cold, making strides toward completion.  Once completed, this project will offer 277 units between two buildings split by Josephine Street and sandwiched between Jewel Ave. and E. Asbury Ave in the DU neighborhood. You can see the aerial image from a time-lapse camera we've covered in previous posts (  In the subsequent images you get a closer look at more project details.  You can see the balconies and exterior elements forming, the location of the future pool and hot tub, the roof deck access from the townhouses of building one, along with the vibrant exterior colors.

Hilton Garden Inn Groundbreaking

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PBA's team was on site this week as construction began for the Hilton Garden Inn Thornton at The Grove Shopping Center.  We are designing this 122-room project for Spirit Hospitality which will be their company's second property in the Thornton area.  In addition to the hotel, this project features Johnny's Italian Steakhouse which will be the franchise's first Colorado location.  We look forward to seeing this project come together! Spirit Hospitality announced the groundbreaking earlier this week here: