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.
We just completed an awesome rendering of a new project in Salt Lake City with Boulder Ventures called West Jordan Townhomes. The townhomes will consist of 124 affordable, family oriented units located in the West Jordan neighborhood. This project is comprised of 4plexes, 6plexes and 8plexes, a clubhouse and an indoor pool. All units will feature 2-car private garages, rooftop decks and modern aesthetic flat roofs of brick, steel and stucco. This development is part of a transit-oriented development initiative.
Studio PBA team members Kathy Parker, Derek Westby, Desirae Zamora and Edwin Mocke had a great opportunity to participate in ULI's TOD Marketplace and Tours last week. The RTD Light Rail offered Wednesday afternoon guided tours to explore some exciting new developments in the surrounding area. Kathy took the B Line tour, Westminster's Urban Future, that highlighted Westminster’s ambitious journey to become the next urban center on Colorado’s Front Range. Derek rode the W Line to Lakewood, Emerging West Colfax, where the 40 West Arts is working to champion the renaissance of historic West Colfax, and Edwin rode the new A Line toward Denver International Airport's tour, Infill to Innovation.
Thursday was ULI’s marketplace where guest speakers from various city offices including Denver, Boulder, Greenwood Village and Westminster and influential people in the real estate and development industries around Colorado shared their thoughts on Denver as a successful model city. The marketplace also featured various building vendors and projects under construction around the Denver-metro area. All in all, the event was beneficial in promoting and marketing the many new projects happening in the area, highlighting the improvements in transportation, and the importance of sustainability in the future of design.
For more information about the ULI tours and transit-oriented developments in Denver, click on this link from The Denver Post and see if you can spot Kathy on her tour: http://www.denverpost.com/2016/11/12/first-generation-tods-lessons-transit-oriented-projects/