The Denver Architectural Foundation really enjoyed the hard hat tour of One City Block! One City Block located on 19th and Logan in the Uptown Neighborhood of Denver. As the name suggests, this residential project includes four buildings encompassing one city block.
This infill site was originally the home of the Machebeuf High School gymnasium. Now, the site will be activated by four buildings housing 300 apartment units and retail space!
The four buildings are named after some of Denver’s urban parks: The Benedict, the Congress, the Washington, and the Commons. The buildings will range from four to five stories in height and sit above two levels of underground parking containing approximately 400 parking spaces.
About 9,000 square feet of ground-floor retail will face 19th Avenue. Landscaped plazas and common areas, such as the outdoor pool, will be shared between the buildings.
With its ideal location, these residences will combine luxury with access to downtown Denver. One Street Block will tie-in with the surrounding neighborhood in terms of look and feel, while each building will have its own individual touches.
This project has a high priority on sustainability with the intention to achieve LEED Silver certification. Construction began in Spring 2012.
The two buildings along 19th Avenue (Benedict and Congress) will be completed first, opening Summer/Fall 2013, followed by The Commons and The Washington a few months later.