Seven-Story Development Approved for Long Street Downtown
Another large surface parking lot Downtown will be going away soon. A seven-story, 234-unit mixed-use project to be built at 230 E. Long St. was approved by the Downtown Commission this morning.
The development, from Denver-based Charles Street Investment Partners and designed by NBBJ and Architectural Alliance, had been before the commission twice previously. It will feature retail, townhouses and 205 parking spaces on the ground floor, with apartments above.
Michael Suriano, of NBBJ, walked through some of the changes that had been made to the design, such as opening up the building more on the Neilston Street side and adding more variability to the facade. The overall design concept has remained in each iteration, he added, and is focussed on “creating a really vibrant and active corner…by providing some activity at Fifth and Long.”
“The massing steps down to provide amenity space, a pool deck, and retail space on corner,” said Suriano.
The commission unanimously approved the new design with the condition that changes are made to a mesh material proposed for a portion of the building. Those changes will be approved by city staff, meaning the project will only have to come back to the commission in the future for approval of signage.
Also approved by the commission was a six-story building on East Main Street and, in its third review, a plan for a cluster of renovated and new buildings near the corner of North Third and East Long streets.