DENVER – A community designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning’s Denver office has been recognized as part of the 2018 Multifamily Executive Awards program, which celebrates excellence within the multifamily industry. Solana Olde Town Station, a 352-unit rental community, received Grand recognition, the competition’s highest honor, in the Garden-Style Apartment category.
In total, judges named 17 Grand and 11 Merit winners from across the country, selecting from a pool of nearly 450 entries. The awards honor innovative solutions, sustainability, smart executives, creative renovations, amazing architecture and preservation of affordability. Winning entries feature some or many of these characteristics and further elevate the exciting future of the multifamily industry.
Owned and developed by ReyLenn Properties, Solana Olde Town Station is a three-story garden-style rental community in Arvada, Colo., an inner-ring suburb of Denver. Completed in 2017, it offers 352 apartments in one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans in an infill location adjacent to the Olde Town Arvada light-rail station, just five stops from Denver’s Union Station on the G Line.
KTGY drew architectural and material inspiration from historic Olde Town Arvada, balancing masonry and stucco with contemporary lines and a high-contrast color palette to mix old with new. Wide, shallow floor plans allow natural light to permeate the residential units, while a two-story clubhouse offers residents a wide range of amenities. Outdoors, six pocket parks and a 1.4-acre public park provide opportunities for recreation and socialization.
Spanning what was formerly six separate land sites, the 15-acre project required the demolition of existing buildings, as well as environmental remediation stemming from prior industrial uses. A dramatic 30-foot elevation drop between the north and south ends of the site also presented design challenges for KTGY, which embraced the grade change with landscaped retaining walls and, in the southernmost buildings, the addition of walk-out basements and private garages in select plans.