Alta Alameda Station, a 338-unit, LEED-Gold-certified community on more than five acres in Denver’s Baker neighborhood will be complete in June. The for-rent community is already 60% leased, says project developer Wood Partners LLC. Alta Alameda Station offers studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom units, each with a patio or deck and vinyl plank flooring in entryways, kitchens and bathrooms.
The apartments, located at 275 Cherokee Street west of South Broadway, are directly across from the Alameda light rail station, which provides access north to downtown Denver and south to the Denver Tech Center.
Alta Alameda Station is also within walking or riding distance of bars, restaurants, theaters and shops. The community is on the site of a former canning facility that provided rations during World War II, a Coors bottling plant and the Denver Studio complex, where 22 Perry Mason movies-of-the-week were filmed.
It includes a set-aside route for a bicycle-pedestrian path that connects to the Alameda light rail station as well as the Platte River Greenway. Alta Alameda Station was built with green materials, including certified green cabinetry, formaldehyde-free carpet and low-VOC flooring and paint.
Secure, covered bike parking is available in the garages, and residents have access to a bike repair shop. Electric vehicle-charging stations are also available to residents.
Full-size washers and dryers, granite kitchen countertops, hardwood kitchen and vanity cabinets, stainless steel appliances, oval soaking tubs in master bedrooms, walk-in closets and a wireless blue tooth tech package are among the available features. “Alta
Alameda Station adds 338 apartments to a neighborhood that hasn’t seen new housing in a decade, bringing 700 or more new residents and restructuring a heavily retail-oriented area,” said Tim McEntee, Wood Partners’ director for the Rocky Mountain region.
“The success of this project is a reflection of both the great amenities it offers and everything that is going on in the South Broadway neighborhood right now. There's a lot of activity here, and we're benefiting from that. We also think this location adjacent to the light rail is huge for our residents."
Community amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center equipped with free weights, cardio and strength machines, yoga and spin areas and stretching area with flat-panel TV displays. Also available: a serenity-meditation room, secured parking and storage areas, business and office center with wireless Internet, landscaped courtyard, water features, grilling area with flat panel TV displays, a rooftop terrace with indoor-outdoor lounge, a resort-style pool area, dog wash, dog park and bicycle and ski workshop.
“This community was designed and built to attract residents who want the ‘Baker lifestyle’: pedestrian-friendly urban living with a creative, diverse population and unique living spaces,” McEntee added.
The project’s design team included Paul Bergner of Studio PBA, John Norris of Norris Design and Billy Harris of Harris Kocher Smith. It was built by Wood Partners.
According to the National Association of Home Builders’ formula to determine the local impact of multifamily housing in typical metro areas, adding 338 rental apartments will generate $26.7 million in local income, $1.3 million in taxes and other revenue for local governments, and 108 local jobs.
Wood Partners’ other projects in Colorado include Alta Aspen Grove in Littleton, which opened in 2011; Alta City House, which is currently being constructed next to Union Station; Alta Harvest Station, which is currently under construction in Broomfield; and Alta Cherry Hills in Englewood, which just broke ground in the fourth quarter of 2013.
The company has a policy of green building at all new developments, and Alta Aspen Grove was the first market-rate apartment community of stick frame construction to be certified under LEED for Homes in Colorado.