It's an early sign that the city's unusual new plan for density and affordable housing in the area is attracting developers.
This month, City Council will make a decision that could bring some of the most intense development in Denver up to borders with neighboring communities.
Denver City Council approved zoning changes in 2016 that will allow for taller buildings near the 38th and Blake station, but nobody has been able to take advantage of them yet because the city hasn't codified what developers will need to do to build tall.
By late 2019, developers hope to have 65 new affordable units within a five minute walk of the 38th and Blake light rail station.
Developers around 38th and Blake in RiNo could go tall -- 10, 12, even 16 stories high -- if they make a portion of the units affordable housing.
Councilman Albus Brooks said the city believes the height incentive is enough for the city to require even rental units to be affordable.
This would be the first time the city has offered a density bonus in exchange for affordable housing.
Members of the development community have long advocated for so-called density bonuses for affordable housing.
Denver wants to encourage people to live and work around stations in or planned for Globeville, Elyria and Swansea. Someone's gotta ride those trains.