300 apartments soon to go vertical on S. Broadway

Burl Rolett February 15, 2017 0

Crews prepare to break ground on a 303-unit apartment building at Broadway and Arizona Avenue. (Burl Rolett)

Crews prepare to break ground on a 303-unit apartment building at Broadway and Arizona Avenue. (Burl Rolett)

Broadway’s Gates site is about to start humming with even more development.

The Hanover Co. will break ground on a 303-unit apartment building at Broadway and Arizona Avenue in coming weeks, said Ryan Hamilton, who leads the Denver branch of the Texas-based apartment developer.

It will be a two-year build for the company, which recently constructed the Gables Speer Boulevard complex farther north at Sixth Avenue and Speer Boulevard.

“We liked the neighborhood in general, and the proximity to transit,” Hamilton said of the Broadway project.

The apartment building will anchor a corner of the east-of-Broadway piece of the former Gates campus. Hanover Co. bought the site in a deal that closed last week. The company paid $8.6 million for the land, which covers about two acres with both Broadway and Lincoln Street frontage.

Hanover Co. acquired the property from three LLCs, in three separate real estate sales. Two of those firms are controlled by local development company Pando Holdings.

The third seller, which unloaded the smallest of the three parcels at the corner of Lincoln and Arizona, was an LLC managed by Jordy Construction CEO Charles Jordy.

Wallace Garcia Wilson is the architect, and Hanover’s in-house construction team will be the general contractor. MidFirst Bank is financing the project, Hamilton said.

Hanover’s project will join the 900 and 990 S. Broadway office buildings, a Sprouts grocery store, the 1000 S. Broadway apartments, and for-rent and for-sale housing at the former Gates site. Pando Holdings put up 60 rental townhomes at Lincoln Street and Mississippi Avenue almost two years ago.

Hanover’s most recent work in Denver was Gables Speer Boulevard, the 221-unit apartment building that opened at 231 E. Speer Blvd. last spring. The firm also built the Boulevard at Eighth Avenue and Speer Boulevard, and the Acoma a block over in the Golden Triangle, during the last development cycle.

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