A seedy La Quinta motel at Buchtel & Colorado Boulevard is receiving the wrecking ball treatment along with a Perkins Restaurant as housing and residential buildings continue to pop up in the University and University Park neighborhoods. The latest project is one mile east of the Ritchie Center. This project is in addition to a new building at Josephine & Evans (one block East of University & Evans) and a massive housing project at Evans & Broadway.
Redevelopment of the La Quinta/Perkins site will include, you guessed it, a nine-story apartment building at 1975 and 1995 S. Colorado Blvd., which will be built by Brookhaven Capital Partners.
The building will have 370 units, and consist of seven stories of residential space atop a two-story parking podium with 339 spaces. According to several reports, the first floor would have leasing and amenity space and a handful of “urban loft” units facing Buchtel Boulevard.
The property is approximately 2.5 acres and zoned for up to eight stories. The proposed building would count as eight stories for zoning purposes. Housing density continues to soar in Denver with the addition of high rises, two flats, and accessory dwelling units which allow property owners to add additional housing to their existing lots.
Only two questions remain. Where will students go to eat when the bars close and where will North Dakota hockey fans stay when they travel to Denver on February 10th & 11th, 2023?