Based on the rendering, you might not recognize where this new mixed-use development from Weins Development is being built.
But if you’ve ever driven past the rose house at Alameda and Logan or gone to the Lucille’s near South Broadway, you know this spot — it’s Trevino Mortuary.
Within a year, you can expect 13 new apartments and a brewery there, according to Tony Quattrini, architectural designer for Weins Development.
“It’s tough to tell [exactly how long it will take] because it is an old building and we are trying to preserve as much of the exterior brick and feel of the building as possible,” he said. “It’s definitely been a process structurally to make sure this thing can stand up, but we’ve already accomplished the hardest part, which is the structure.”
The apartments will consist of 12 one-bedroom units about 600 square feet each and one ADA accessible unit on the first floor, Quattrini said. Rents haven’t been decided yet, but the aim is to charge something that millennials would be able to pay.
“We’re probably going to do a bit of market research and see what the other apartment units are going for in the area,” he said. “If I had to guess, I’ve lived in some not-so-great one bedroom apartments, and I was paying about $1,000, so I’m assuming within that ballpark, maybe a little lower, maybe a little higher.”
Not many amenities are planned for residents, but Quattrini says the almost 9,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor could be its own amenity.
Just think of the brewery, which Quattrini said is “kind of set in stone,” though he declined to name names. (No state or local licenses have been filed just yet either.)
“We really are just maximizing space for the apartments so we kind of figure that if we can attract the right tenant downstairs, that could be a supplementary amenity. I’d take a brewery over a pool any day,” Quattrini said.
Plus, with an influx of people moving to Denver, 13 apartments doesn’t feel like that many to fill.
“I think people are going to be pretty excited. Whether they’re living above a commercial space or not, it’s an incredible location,” Quattrini said.
Editor’s note: An earlier version of this post said that Lucille’s is on South Broadway. The error has been corrected.