Proposed “Micro Micro” Development to Bring Efficient, Modern Living to RiNo
DENVER — OZ Architecture’s latest project rolls mixed use, residential and adaptive reuse into one project known as “Micro Micro,” a new micro-design project proposed for RiNo, by developer Detroit Land Company.
Located at 3034 Larimer, the project will consist of adaptive reuse and restoration of two existing but long-vacant structures — a late 19th century home and an early 20th century warehouse — that will be converted into retail and restaurant space ideally complimenting the already-thriving RiNo neighborhood. Additionally, new urban infill construction will bring 28 market rate condominiums to vacant lots adjacent to the existing structures.
Upper Larimer Land Co. LLC paid $3.48 million earlier this month for 3034 Larimer St., according to county records.
Unlike other condo projects that are built from the ground up, the framework of a late 1800s Victorian home will bring interesting and historical references to this project. OZ’s design team, including Rebecca Stone, Robert Fitzgerald, and Daniel Flora, took cues from this architectural style while reinterpreting it with a contemporary vision, which includes a bridge over the existing warehouse space that connects the two new bookend condo buildings.
According to OZ Architecture, each condo will integrate the use of mezzanines to capitalize on square footage. Each unit has a minimum 15-foot floor to ceiling height, which creates a spacious effect in spite of their super-efficient, “micro” floorplan. All upper-level units will also include a spiral stair to private garden rooftops, offering stunning views of the Rocky Mountains to the west and central Denver to the south. The adaptive reuse project provides one-of-a-kind small scale, authentic urban living space in the RiNo Art District.
“We at OZ Architecture are proud to have preserved a bit of Denver history while bringing efficient, modern living to our own vibrant neighborhood,” the website states.
The developer is yet to submit a site-development plan to the city.