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WELL Condos Coming to Uptown Denver

DENVER – Colorado-based NAVA Real Estate Development (NAVA), the developer of Lakehouse in Sloans Lake, has announced plans for its second condominium development, this time in downtown Denver’s Uptown neighborhood.

The 12-story building will have approximately 249 units and is located at 575 East 20th Avenue. NAVA purchased the 1.06-acre site for $7.1 million from the Denver Housing Authority.

“Our next community will be located in Uptown, one of Denver’s most thriving areas, in between the financial district, Capitol Hill and Five Points,” said Brian Levitt, who along with his business partner, Trevor Hines, founded NAVA to develop sites that improve the built environment through iconic architecture, thoughtful design and health-focused features. “Our building will provide excellent access to downtown, the light rail, employment and entertainment, as well as the many wonderful restaurants in the neighborhood. It is also being designed to achieve WELL Building Certification through the International WELL Building Institute. We are designing the community to be one of America’s healthiest residential projects.”

The community will offer efficient studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom floor plans. Davis Partnership Architects is focused on producing welcoming spaces that evoke a natural Colorado setting. Parking will be available for every residence.

“We are honored to partner with NAVA on this pioneering condominium project in the heart of our City,” said David Daniel, principal at Davis Partnership Architects. “Their dedication to quality in the built environment, as well as our shared belief in the value of placemaking in the community, have led the design to be both bold and conducive to health and will set it apart in the market. Our guiding principles have shaped the project contextually and architecturally, and also opened up a wide variety of floor plans, finishes, and community spaces available to the residents.”

The firm is currently developing Lakehouse, a 196-unit mixed-use community located on the south shore of Sloan’s Lake. Like the Uptown site, Lakehouse is being designed to pilot and pursue WELL Building Certification (www.WellCertified.com). The international standard is the first to integrate human health and wellness into the design, construction and operations of buildings in order to optimize the health of their residents and guests. Wellness features include the maximization of natural light, improved air quality, organic gardens and a wide array of fitness amenities to encourage residents to stay fit and engage with one another. Both communities are listed on the Global Wellness Institute list of world’s healthiest projects.

“We were drawn to the site as it offers true neighborhood living in an urban setting with great walkability,” said Hines. “There is a real lack of high-rise ownership opportunities in the neighborhood and we hope to fill that gap by offering new condominiums with iconic architecture, high-quality finishes and a focus on health and wellness, woven into the design at every level.”

Sales for the condominiums are tentatively slated to commence spring 2020.

Rendering courtesy of Davis Partnership Architects

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