Grandview LoHi to start construction on 48 condos in Highland next year

A rendering of Grandview LoHi. (Courtesy of Alpine Investments Denver)
A rendering of Grandview LoHi. (Courtesy of Alpine Investments Denver)

Right next door to 302 luxury apartments, Alpine Investments Denver is planning to build 48 condos.

Grandview LoHi has plenty of other new apartment neighbors — that’s part of the reason that developer Churchill Bunn decided to build condos.

“You could make an argument that there’s more risk in building more apartments than there is risk with condo defects,” Bunn said. “Put it a better way: the market needs condos, the market doesn’t need any more apartments. I’d rather be building something that I know there’s a lot of demand for.”


You can buy RTD single day passes on your smartphone starting Wednesday

An RTD train crosses Speer Boulevard by the Convention Center. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) rtd; light rail; denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty;
An RTD train crosses Speer Boulevard by the Convention Center. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

This very morning I fare-hopped. I was coming back from an event in the Cole neighborhood, so I walked to the 30th and Downing light rail station, saw a way to pay for parking, but not a ticket, felt cold, and decided to roll the dice. (The ticket kiosk is farther South on Downing, mea culpa.)

If this happened just two days later, my excuse would be even flimsier because I could’ve bought a local day pass on RTD’s new smart phone app.


How apartment owners got Denver to pay them to house lower-income Denverites

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Construction by Union Station. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

For nearly a year, landlords and business interests tried to get the city to agree to a program in which the city would subsidize rents for vacant apartments, including for higher end units.

That effort started around the time when the city of Denver was establishing its first-ever affordable housing fund, which charges apartment and condo developers a $1.50 per square foot fee on new buildings.


35-story luxury apartment building The Confluence celebrates grand opening

You may know it better as the skyscraper changing your view as you drive into Denver on Speer Boulevard.

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Construction around Confluence Park, May 17, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
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Developers celebrated the grand opening of 35-story, 287 unit Confluence building this week. You may know it better as the skyscraper changing your view as you drive into Denver on Speer Boulevard.

The significance of the development’s location doesn’t end there. The Confluence sits on Denver’s founding site, where the South Platte River and Cherry Creek converge.

Developer Bryant Nail said all those things meant that the exterior of the building had to be “iconic.”


Many Denverites pay rent for their pets — here’s how much they pay at properties managed by some of the city’s biggest companies

For the six companies Denver property management companies that I was able to get a hold of, pet rent charges vary quite a bit.

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(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Finding a place to rent with your furry companion can be a headache.

On top of finding somewhere that’s actually in your budget, there’s the matter of pet rents, pet deposits, pet policies. So I set out to catalog the all charges for Denver’s biggest property management companies. (You can skip ahead to the bottom of this post for that.)