DENVER — Residents have begun moving into the Theo Apartments, the first market rate residential building at 9th & Colorado, a 26-acre urban infill project at the site of the former University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. The brand new nine-story apartment building by developer 9th Avenue (Denver) Land, LLC — a joint venture between Continuum Partners and CIM Group — offers 275 rental units set atop 40,000 square feet of ground floor retail.
The name “Theo” pays homage to the roots and history of the CU Health Science Center site, named in honor of Dr. Theodore Puck, a faculty member of the University of Colorado Medical School for more than 50 years, and an early pioneer of genetics, whose work laid the foundation for the human genome project.
“Moving our first residents into Theo is a major milestone for the 9th & Colorado community,” said Frank Cannon, development director for Continuum Partners. “This comes on the heels of announcing our first retail tenants. We have really made great strides on the development in delivering a vibrant, mixed-use project to this neighborhood.”
Designed by Shears Adkins Rockmore Architects (SA+R), the studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments feature a contemporary design and modern finishes such as kitchens with honed quartz countertops, tile backsplashes and stainless steel appliances; walk-in closets, and wood-style floors with carpeted bedrooms; in-unit washer and dryer; and patios and Juliette balconies in select units.
“From the earliest stages of this development, even in our Master Planning work on this site, the SA+R team worked with Continuum to create a mix of housing units that is really aimed at today’s Denver renter, loaded with modern amenities to create a fantastic and unique building, truly setting it apart,” said Jesse Adkins with architectural firm SA+R.
Theo offers stunning views of Pikes Peak, Longs Peak and downtown Denver. The community provides an array of amenities for residents who enjoy athletic pursuits that supplement Denver’s outdoor activities such as a resort-style pool with sundeck and in-pool lounging deck, 24-hour fitness center with on-demand flex room and yoga studio, onsite bike and ski repair shop, and bike storage.
“In addition to Theo’s range of amenities, Theo offers an incredible location, walkable to shops, restaurants, grocery stores and more,” said Cannon. “Living at 9th & Colorado combines a modern lifestyle with a piece of Denver’s history.”
The second phase of residential at 9th & Colorado is already under construction and will offer an additional 319 rental units ranging from micro, studio, one- and two- bedroom apartments, townhomes and stacked flats, and is scheduled for completion in Fall 2019. Recently announced retail tenants include a 10-screen AMC Theatre, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Zoe’s Kitchen, Postino WineCafe, Chase bank and Bellco Credit Union. The first of several open green spaces – a one-acre park in the middle of the project – will open later this month.
Rents at Theo start at $1,345 per month for studios; $1,520 for one-bedrooms; $2,110 for two-bedrooms; and $4,160 for three-bedrooms. Theo is being managed by Gables Residential.
Photos courtesy of Continuum Partners and CIM Group