The development team of Uplands Real Estate Partners, The Max Collaborative, and Wynne Yasmer Real Estate are planning to deliver a new mixed-use residential development located within Fitzsimons Village, across from the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. The Broadleaf will include 370 residential apartments and more than 9,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space lining the boulevard within the master-planned Village. Construction is underway, with completion anticipated in the spring of 2024.
The project marks the second project for the development team in the greater Denver market. The partnership recently broke ground on the iconic One River North project, a residential high rise in Denver’s River North Arts District (RiNo), which has garnered national attention for its unique architecture. Uplands Real Estate Partners and The Max Collaborative were both founded by members of the Ratner family, the founding family of Forest City Realty Trust, which led the transformative redevelopment of Denver’s old Stapleton International Airport. Wynne Yasmer Real Estate is a Denver-based developer whose principals, Brian Wynne and K.C. Yasmer, are both former Forest City executives.
“We’re looking forward to bringing best-in-class residential housing and one-of-a-kind amenities to the professionals who work and study at the Anschutz Medical Campus,” said Josh Hoffman, a principal with Uplands Real Estate Partners. “The medical campus is home to approximately 25,000 employees and more than 4,000 students, with a total of 55,000 people expected to be working or studying at the campus at full buildout. The Broadleaf will provide residents with a level of quality, design, and amenities not yet offered in the Fitzsimons market.”
The Broadleaf is located four blocks from the Colfax Light Rail Station, providing future residents with direct access to downtown Denver, Denver International Airport, and the southeast business corridor. The development will feature a robust amenity package including the only rooftop pool in the area with dramatic views of the mountain range, a state-of-the-art fitness center, coworking spaces, a pet spa, bike storage with workshop, and secure garage parking. A half-acre outdoor courtyard will provide an urban oasis with grills, picnic tables, lounge seating, lush landscaping, and outdoor lawns for yoga and exercise.
At seven stories, the Broadleaf will be the tallest residential building in the submarket. It is being constructed from light-gauge steel, providing superior acoustics and less sound transmission between residences. The meticulously designed residences will feature best-in-class finishes and offer one-, two- and three-bedroom units ranging in size from 500 square feet to 1,600 square feet.