LOCATION: Denver, Colorado
PROJECT TYPE: Row House
ENERGY PERFORMANCE: IECC +
PROJECT YEAR: 2018-2020
FIRM INVOLVEMENT: Architecture
SIZE: 1,147 SF - 1,183 SF
PROGRAM: 2 bed, 3 bath, 1 car garage
This 4-plex project, typical of Denver's old Row House (RH) building form zoning ordinance, is a simple interpretation of the standard 4 townhouse project typical of 50' wide zone lots, with 4 front facing doors. Our developer client came to us with this exciting project, and its remarkable location within the popular West Colfax neighborhood; adjacent the Paco Sanchez Park, and within a 3 minute walk to Knox Station along the light rail line! The program was carefully studied, not to overprice these units, and deliver truly affordable and marketable townhomes.
The plan was arranged along an east-west stair axis, arranging the vertical circulation elements along this axis, on either end, allowed for a maximum open floor plan at the main floor, and help minimize the long halls, typical of this RH product type. By bookending the stairs in this fashion, the building as a whole, has a very distinct, "stair tower" as its prominent vertical mass, and architectural feature along Knox Ct. This helped break up the "box" look, typical of this type of RH development.
This project features 2 unique floor plans, mirrored across the axis, of 1,147 and 1,183 SF, each accessed via a street facing front door, as required of the Row House building form.
Site Development Plan approval is imminent, the project is currently in the engineering phase, and preparing for building permit submittal. We look forward to a late fall groundbreaking, and supporting our clients through construction of this new and exciting project!