Denver’s Largest High-Rise For-Rent Apartment Community Breaks Ground Near Sloan’s Lake

Metro Denver’s largest for-rent high-rise apartment and hotel development broke ground last week at the intersection of 26th Avenue and Alcott Street in Denver’s Jefferson Park neighborhood. The 15-story, 626-unit property will include 533 apartment units and 93 apartment-style hotel units.

Scheduled for completion in spring of 2024, 26th and Alcott will offer a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom units. OZ Architecture is the architect and the general contractor is The Weitz Company. Additional project partners include boutique apartment-hotel hospitality company Sonder, Confluence landscape architecture, Fortis Structural, BG BuildingWorks for MEP, and Kimley Horn for civil engineering.

The 802,000-square-foot property, purchased by Grand Peaks in June, sits on the prominent site of the former La Loma Mexican restaurant, which several years ago relocated to Denver’s Central Business District. The 26th and Alcott project is representative of the current market for rentals with Denver’s urban core. There is a high demand for walkable neighborhood dwellings and easy access to downtown, and this project has both.

While offering much-needed density, this project is designed to create an appropriate and engaging street-level experience that is consistent with the context of the neighborhood. For example, the underground parking structure houses cars for all units and is surrounded by ground-level townhomes. This creates a pedestrian-friendly base for the apartment tower, which is designed with several setbacks to protect viewsheds and add visual interest.

Distinguishing features of the community include a third-floor amenity deck with an outdoor pool, fitness area, yoga studio, media and game rooms, a club room and two courtyards. A top-floor amenity offers sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains. Units will include high-end appliances and spacious living areas. Inspired by the work of 20th Century Dutch abstractionist painter Piet Mondrian, the design is clean, modern and sophisticated.

“This project draws on the cross-disciplinary strength of the OZ team, pulling expertise from our hospitality team alongside our urban living team, resulting in an ideal combination of livable units and high-end amenities with day-to-day simplicity and integrated functionality,” said OZ Principal, Rebecca Stone.

Photo courtesy of OZ Architecture



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