Zia Sunnyside Opening Condo Sales Center; Construction on Schedule

DENVERConfluence Companies will open its sales center on Thursday April 25, 2019 for Zia Sunnyside, an affordably-priced residential and retail development planned for Denver’s Sunnyside neighborhood, located at 990 W. 41st Ave, Denver.  The sales center will be located at the corner of W. 41st and Inca St.  Construction of the project remains on schedule, with the first residents scheduled to move into their new condos by the Summer of 2020.

The opening of the sales center coincides with the opening of RTD’s G-Line on Friday April 26th, 2019.  The G-Line connects Union Station to Sunnyside, Arvada, and Wheat Ridge.  The 41st and Fox Station is the first stop on RTD G-Line and is located via a pedestrian bridge adjacent to the Zia Sunnyside development making this a true Transit Oriented Development.

Confluence Companies, the developer of Zia Sunnyside, commissioned Craine Architecture to provide a well-designed and affordable workforce housing community that adheres to Sunnyside’s character and urban fabric. The eco-consciously designed residential units will have dramatic mountain and city views, comfortable and contemporary social gathering areas including a sky-lounge and Craft co-working space, along with resort style amenities such as a pool, spa, yoga studios, and fitness center.

“Zia is a catalytic project for the neighborhood and provides attainably priced housing to people who want to live, work, and play near downtown Denver,” said Tim Walsh, CEO/founder of Confluence Companies. “There will be 25 for sale condos restricted to those earning between 80 percent to 95 percent of the Area Median Income. The remaining 95 for sale condo units will be priced starting in the mid $300,000.  We want to create a development that meets the housing needs of many, with an authentic sense of place purposely woven into the fabric of an established historic community.”

Zia will include 434 residential units, with 314 for-rent apartments and 120 for-sale condos, on  2.3 acres. Partnering with the City of Denver’s Office of Economic Development, who provided a $3 million land acquisition investment, Confluence Companies was able to leverage the investment into delivering 91 work-force housing units (21 percent of the project total) valued at $28 million.  The $123 million development will also include 8,500 square feet of retail space and two levels of below-grade parking.

Zia, which means “sun” in a variety of languages, will draw its design from Sunnyside’s industrial and railyard character with brick, steel, metal and glass and feature garage style storefronts.

“We understand that a project of this scale, in this location, must present itself in a way that is compatible with the various edge conditions in the neighborhood,” said Dan Craine, president of Craine Architecture.  “These include the industrial character along the eastern edge, and the residential fabric to the south and west, both as it exists, and as it is envisioned.  We have spent a great deal of time studying and understanding what makes Sunnyside unique, and how Zia can become an appropriate addition to the neighborhood.”

Rendering courtesy of Craine Architecture

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