1515 flats

architecture, interiors, multifamily & mixed use

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design team
Architect | Joseph Vigil
Creative Director | Brandy LeMae
Project & Production Manager | Marcel van Garderen
Interior Designers | Kate Van Sluyter and Chelsea Semelka
Production Support | Ivan Patino and Emily Axtman
Graphic Designer | Melissa McGinley

Developer | Vrain Street Holdings LLC
Landscape Architect | three sixty design
Civil Engineer | Bowman Consulting
Structural Engineer | Miro
MEP Engineer | ME Group
General Contractor | I-Kota

82 micro-unit housing development (425 – 550 SF)
44 below grade parking spaces
18 covered parking spaces on the first level
6,000 square feet of retail on first level
62,850 total conditioned square feet

The building sits on a tight urban lot at the corner of Vrain Street and West Colfax Avenue—America’s longest continuous commercial strip. The units are designed to appeal to young professionals who want easy access to the hustle and bustle of the West Colfax neighborhood in addition to the outdoor recreational opportunities at nearby Sloan’s Lake. The mass was developed to maximize the building envelope and take full advantage of height and set back allowances.

The program includes a tenant lobby, common kitchen and community room with business center, laundry facilities, and tenant storage on each floor, as well as active and passive fitness facilities. The roof and 5th floor patio decks catch a glimpse of Sloan’s Lake to the north, the Rocky Mountains to the west, and Downtown Denver to the east. The roof deck includes communal outdoor grilling, seating areas, an outdoor movie screen, and community garden. All units are visitable with 5 fully-accessible ADA units; the remaining 77 are convertible.

Unit amenities will include: through-wall heating and air conditioning, 9′ ceilings on floors 2 through 4, with the 5th floor having 16’ ceilings, ceiling fans, high-performance windows, kitchens with Energy Star appliances, bathrooms with walk-in showers, fiber optic with wireless connectivity, in-unit washer and dryer, and large closets.

To be completed in summer of 2017.

Denver CO