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Zocalo’s 55+ Mixed-Use Apartment Community Opening in Downtown Littleton

DENVER —  Vita, Zocalo Community Development’s new LEED Gold-designed 55+ mixed-use apartment community in downtown Littleton is officially complete, and residents will begin moving in this May. The sustainable, 159-unit apartment community is situated just one block from an RTD Light Rail station, providing its residents with easy access to all that metro Denver has to offer.

“Littleton is one of the most underserved and fastest growing 55-plus communities in the state, and we are very excited about the opening of Vita in this market,” said Susan Maxwell, CAPS, chief operating officer and principal of Zocalo. “Our focus for Vita has always been residences, amenities and services to meet the way this demographic lives. By combining sustainability with hospitality-inspired operations, our hope is that Vita will deliver a great living experience for its residents.”

Located on the eastern edge of downtown Littleton at 2100 West Littleton Boulevard and steps from the RTD downtown Littleton light rail station on South Prince Street, the development’s location is a key benefit. Vita’s proximity to transit further serves the active empty-nesters an easier commute to work or shopping and entertainment locations throughout the metropolitan area, without the need of a private vehicle.

Vita is a combination of nearly 11,000 square feet of neighborhood-serving retail and restaurant space as well as 159 luxury apartments including one guestroom and live/work units on the ground floor. The development’s three retail spaces are occupied by Windermere Family Dentistry, Fierce45 Fitness and a full-service restaurant Bacon Social Restaurant.

KTGY, an international full-service architectural design and planning firm, served as the architect for the development.

Currently pursuing U.S. Green Building Council LEED Gold certification, Zocalo and KTGY incorporated a number of green features designed to ensure Vita’s long-term efficiency and sustainability, including a photovoltaic solar array to generate power that is given back to the energy grid, reducing the amount of carbon pumped into the atmosphere; high-performance sink faucets, showerheads, and dual-flush toilets, which use 34 percent less water; and low VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints, adhesives, sealants and carpets with no added urea-formaldehyde, which means improved air quality. Vita is also a 100-percent smoke-free environment.

 Rendering courtesy of Zocalo Community Development 

 

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