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Note: future RTD transit lines reflect general proposed alignments. Final alignments will be determined after additional environmental analysis and land acquisition negotiations.

The Ballpark district, named for its proximity to Coors Field, is becoming a hot residential neighborhood adjacent to Downtown Denver.  The area is primarily industrial in nature, consisting of a mix of historic 19th-century brick warehouses and generally unremarkable industrial structures from the mid-20th century.  Many of the historic buildings have been or are being renovated and converted into residential and retail uses.  Now, new construction is starting to fill in the undeveloped lots or replace the non-historic industrial buildings in the district. 

The Ballpark district will also benefit from a planned transit station in the vicinity of 35th and Downing, as part of the extension of the Central Corridor line under the FasTracks transit program, as well as the transit station at 40th Street/40th Avenue where the Central Corridor line and the East Corridor commuter rail line to Denver International Airport will connect.

 
       
  Villages at Curtis Park Fire Clay Lofts at 33rd Fire Clay Lofts at 32nd Blake 27 Brownstones Phase 2 Blake 27 Brownstones Phase 1 Blake Street Apartments Brunetti Lofts Chroma Lofts Ballpark Lofts 1601 Park Avenue West 2245 Blake Walnut Street Townhomes Zi Lofts Fire Clay Lofts at 31st Rue 32 Upper Larimer (North Site) Little Flower Lofts Go to the Arapahoe Square page Go to the Lower Downtown district page Go to the Curtis Park-Five Points district page Go to the River North district Go to the Prospect district page Go to the Central Downtown page Go to the Union Station page  
       
 

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Zi Lofts

 

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The new condominium development at 2229 Blake Street will consist of a 7-story building holding 36 residential units, and will include 5500 SF of ground-floor commercial space, along with 53 structured parking spaces.  The project replaced an existing non-historic 1-story industrial building. Construction began in July, 2007 and is planned to be complete in 2008.  OZ Architecture designed the project. Image Credits: 1: www.zidenver.com.

 
 

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Fire Clay Lofts at 31st

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The last phase of the Fire Clay Lofts project to be constructed (see Projects #11 and #12) is located at approximately 31st Street and Blake. The project will include a mix of townhomes, lofts, flats, and row homes for a total of 51 units.  Construction began in the Summer of 2007 with completion scheduled for late 2008.  Image Credits: 1: www.fireclayloft.com

 
 

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1601 Park Avenue West

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The 1601 Park Avenue West project, being developed by Urban Market Development, is planned for the parking lot along Park Avenue West in front of Urban Market Development's offices.  The project will feature 80,000 SF of office space, 8 residential penthouse units, 8,000 SF of retail, and structured parking.  The project was designed by David Owen Tryba Architects and plans to break ground in 2008.  

 
 

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2245 Blake Street

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The 2245 Blake Street project consist of a new 6-story structure built in between two existing buildings.  The project features 14 for-sale condominium units and was completed in 2001.  The project was developed by Bryan Barnes. 

 
 

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Ballpark
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The Ballpark Lofts is a 355-unit apartment building that covers the entire odd-shaped block bounded by Broadway, Walnut, Blake, and 24th Streets.  The project was developed by Legacy Partners and was completed in April 2003.  Designed by Davis Partnership Architects, the 6-story residential buildings wrap around the project's parking structure.

 
 

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Chroma Town Homes

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The Chroma Town Homes will be the third project on this block developed by the St. Charles Town Company, along with the renovation/conversion of the historic Benjamin Moore building and the new Brunetti Lofts project (see # 7 below).  The Chroma Town Homes consists of 21 three-story town home units with a structured parking garage behind the units along the alley. The project broke ground Fall 2007 and is to be completed in 2008.  Image credits: 1 - 2: www.chromadenver.com

 
 

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Brunetti Lofts

 

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The 2595 Larimer Street project is a 23-unit income-restricted apartment building developed by the St. Charles Town Company in cooperation with the Mile High United Way.  The 4-story building was completed in late 2005.  Image credits: 1: Providing Workforce Housing in Denver 2004 Annual Report to City Council, Denver Division of Housing and Neighborhood Development. 2: www.stcharlestown.com.  Archived photos: 1  

 
 

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Blake Street Apartments

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The Blake Street Apartments is a 94-unit income-restricted apartment complex being developed by Century Real Estate, which also developed the Broadway Plaza Lofts.  The Blake Street Apartments also includes 2,300 SF of retail and structured parking in a 6-story building.  Project completed in Winter 2006.  Image credits: 1: www.centuryrealestate.com. Photo 2 (06/2005), Photo 3 (11/2005). Archived photos: 1  

 
 

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Blake 27 Phase 1   

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The Blake 27 Urban Brownstones project, Phase 1, will feature 23 units of 3-story brownstone units at the corner of 27th and Blake.  Construction of Phase 1 began Fall 2005 and was completed in  late 2006.  The project also includes a Phase 2 on an adjacent block (see Project #10 below).  Image credits: 1: www.visitblake27.com, Photo 2 (06/2005), Photo 3 (11/2005), Photo 4: denver-cutyscape.com. Archived photos: 1    

 
 

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Blake 27 Phase 2 
 

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The Blake 27 Urban Brownstones project, Phase 2, will feature an additional 50 brownstone units along Blake and Walnut Streets, across 27th Street from Phase 1, as well as a mid-rise building at the corner of Walnut and 28th Street containing approximately 70 condominium units.  Construction for Phase 2 began December, 2006.  Image credits: 1:  www.visitblake27.com. Archived photos (06/2005): 1 2

 
 

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Fire Clay Lofts at 32nd

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The Fire Clay Lofts project consists of three phases of new construction built around the historic Fire Clay Brick Company building, which was also renovated and converted into residential condominiums as part of the development.  The new construction phase located to the south of the historic Fire Clay Brick Company building at about 32nd Street consists of 54 units in several 3-story buildings.  This phase of the Fire Clay Lofts project was completed in early 2005.         

 
 

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Fire Clay Lofts at 33rd

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The new construction on the north side of the historic Fire Clay Brick Company building at about 33rd Street consists of 53 units in a series of 3-story buildings.  This northern phase of the Fire Clay Lofts project was completed in 2004.

 
 

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Villages at Curtis Park

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The Villages at Curtis Park, developed by the Denver Housing Authority as a Hope VI project, consists of a number of buildings on many sites throughout the neighborhoods northeast of Downtown Denver.  Most of the projects are located in the Curtis Park-Five Points neighborhood, however one component is located in the Ballpark neighborhood at 3432 Blake St.  This 3-story building designed by In Situ Design features 24 units, and was completed in April 2004.   

 
 

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24 Walnut

 

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The 24 Walnut Townhomes are a rowhouse-type development that covers about two-thirds of the half-block on the north side of Walnut between Park Avenue West & 24th Street.  Prior to construction the site was a vacant lot.  The project  consists of 29 units, with the homes facing both Walnut and 24th.  Construction completed in Summer 2007.  Image credits: 1-2: www.24walnut.com. Image 3: (01/2007), 4: (08/2007).  Archived photos (07/2005): 1 2   

 
 

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Rue 32

 

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The Rue 32 project covers the entire half block along Blake Street between 32nd and 33rd Streets.  Developed by Centex Homes, Rue 32 consists of 40 townhomes in a row house arrangement, with a paved internal drive and courtyard for the alley units. The project architect is Van Meter Williams Pollack.  Construction timeline is unknown as the project is currently up for sale by the owner/developer.  Image credits 1-2: Centex Homes.  

 
 

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Little Flower

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The Little Flower project located at 28th & Larimer.  It consists of not only four new construction units with a sharp modern design, but also two additional units converted from a historic 1893 building. The project is being developed by Brian Brainerd and the design comes from the studios of GroundWorks Design.  Groundbreaking is planned Winter, 2007. 
Image credits 1-2: www.lil-flo.com.  See DenverInfill Blog 9-27-06.  

 
 

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Upper Larimer (North Site)

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The 16-unit Upper Larimer project consists of two sites across Larimer Street from each other, putting it within two different DenverInfill.com neighborhoods.  The half of the project in Ballpark consists of 5 townhome live/work units with rooftop terraces and 8 parking spaces. See the Curtis Park-Five Points neighborhood page for the other part of this project.  Project broke ground on June 20, 2007.  Image credits and project website: www.upperlarimer.com.                                    

 
 

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LIFT Rowhomes

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The LIFT Rowhomes project will feature 14 live/work units priced from $390k to $650k. Units range from 1,200 to 2,000 SF and will feature first-floor offices, private garages, rooftop decks. LIFT is being developed by Village Flats, in close partnership with DSB+ Architecture, Apex Structural, and R & R Engineers Surveyors, and hopes to break ground Summer 2008. Image credits and project website: www.liftrowhomes.com.                                    

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Premier
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The Premier Lofts was developed by Corum Real Estate Group and designed by RNL Design. The project features 250 rental units in an 8-story building with 15,000 SF of ground-floor retail and 358 spaces in three levels of underground parking. The project includes rental apartment, loft, and town home floor plan designs ranging from 600 to 2,500 SF. The Premier Lofts project was completed Summer 2004.  Image credits 1-2: www.mortenson.com

 
 

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Diamond
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The Diamond Lofts project was developed by Osborn-Solen, Inc. and features 27 for-sale condominiums. The building includes two levels of underground parking and ground floor retail. Units range in size from 800 SF to 2,200 SF. This project replaced a small existing building at the corner of 22nd & Blake Streets. The project faced numerous delays and was under construction for about three years, finally reaching completion in 2008. Image credits 1: www.diamondlofts.com

 
 

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2101 Market

 

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The 2101 Market project was developed by Alliance Properties and features 226 for rent apartment units in an 8-story building containing underground parking and ground-floor retail. The project also includes the renovation/conversion of the historic Piggly Wiggly Building next door, with a two-story addition added to the roof of the Piggly Wiggly. Construction began in late April, 2007 and scheduled for completion in late 2008. Image credits 1: Buchanan Yonushewski Group  

 
 

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2120 Blake

 

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The 2120 Blake project is the second phase of Alliance Properties' 2101 Market project. 2120 Blake features 180 for rent apartments in an 8-story building containing 2 underground levels of parking and ground-floor retail. The project architect is Buchanan Yonushewski Group. The project is scheduled to break ground late 2008/early 2009. Image credits 1: Buchanan Yonushewski Group

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