A parking lot near downtown Denver may soon see new life as a mixed-use building with housing and commercial space.
Denver City Council approved rezoning a lot at 2000 Blake St. to allow for an up to eight-story building. Located on the corner of 20th Street and Blake Street, across Coors Field, the new zoning will allow buildings of up to 110 feet, though a project planned for the site calls for something a bit shorter. The lot sits at the edge of the Five Points neighborhood.
As part of the deal, Fillmore Capital Partners, the lot’s owner and developer, and the Rockies will share project drafts and concept plans with the team and the LoDo District Inc., a local registered neighborhood organization that supported the rezoning. The memo stipulates the building will be no more than 102 feet tall.
Mike Harrington from Fillmore Capital Partners said the initial concept for the building includes commercial space on the first two floors. He said he would like it to be another destination spot along the 5280 Loop concept plan.
Developers want to build 72 housing units and would voluntarily reserve 12.5% of units – which in this case would mean 9 units — for a single person making up to $55,950 a year, according to city documents.
The rezoning had the support of other RNOs, including the Lower Downtown Neighborhood Association and the Ballpark Collective.