October 28, 2014
Prominent Developers Selected for First Rowhomes
The Lowry Redevelopment Authority (LRA) has selected the first two rowhome developers for Boulevard One. East West Partners/BuildMark and Koelbel Urban Homes will build modern rowhomes on both sides of Lowry Boulevard from Oneida Court to Niagara Street.
“We’re delighted to bring these firms on board,” said Monty Force, executive director of the LRA. “They’ve done outstanding work all over Denver and their homes will really enliven Lowry Boulevard, our signature street.”
The rowhomes will offer city living along with features like rooftop decks in contemporary buildings designed with historical touches. Floor plans and pricing are not yet final. Construction is anticipated to begin in mid-2015.
East West Partners and BuildMark will develop 36 three-story rowhomes. Widely known for their work in downtown’s Riverfront Park and Union Station, East West and BuildMark have partnered with Sprocket Design-Build, architect and builder of successful multifamily projects in downtown neighborhoods like Highlands, Curtis Park and Jefferson Park.
“The LRA has worked for years engaging neighbors and wide swaths of the city to create an incredible master plan for Boulevard One. They’ve also assembled a great team of Denver’s best developers to execute that vision, and we’re honored and lucky to be a part of it,” said Chris Frampton, Managing Partner at East West.
Koelbel Urban Homes will build 35 two- and three-story rowhomes designed by Denver’s Neo Studio. One of Denver’s oldest family-owned development firms, Koelbel and Company created a new division to meet the lifestyle and location desires of a new generation of homebuyers in neighborhoods such as Lower Highlands and River North in Denver, and Lee Hill in North Boulder.
“The Boulevard One vision is one we seek: an imaginative neighborhood that promotes community and synergy built around life, work and play in an urban environment,” said Peter Benson, senior vice president of Koelbel and Company and manager of Koelbel Urban Homes.
Minimum parking requirements for the rowhomes are consistent with Denver’s old Zoning Code, with 2 spaces per rowhome. More rowhome developers will be selected for Boulevard One in the coming months. Interested buyers should contact builders directly through our website, at jhfdesigntest.com/bolv1/homes/rowhomes.
First Avenue Improvements
Improvements to First Avenue will begin in early November. Overhead utilities on the south side of First Avenue will be removed, and new utilities buried. The south side of First Avenue will be further improved with a new sidewalk and street trees. First Avenue will be re-striped to add bicycle lanes on both sides of the street.
New Boulevard One side streets are being finished and will be connected to First Avenue in a phased manner, starting late this year or early next year.
Traffic flow on First Avenue will be maintained while these improvements are underway.
Parks Construction Begins
Construction of parks and open space areas north of Lowry Boulevard will begin in November.
A linear park through the single family home area will include walking paths, nativeplants, grasses, shrubs and trees, an artful gathering spot and natural play area. More earthwork and preparations for new landscaping will begin on the north end of the berm on Monaco Parkway.