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The Wheatley

Featured Project

Mixed-Use

Denver, Colorado

82 for-rent apartments

14 for-sale townhomes

3,800 SF Office (home of Craine Architecture)

Fitness center, view lounge

135,000 GSF

Five Points neighborhood

LEED Certified

Completed in 2016

2018 Denver Mayor’s Design Award

2016 Downtown Denver Partnership Award

The Wheatley

Scope

Architecture

Relationships

Client: Palisade Partners

Civil Engineer: Bowman Consulting

Structural Engineer: KL&A

MEP Engineer: Given & Associates

Landscape Architect: Outside LA

Interior Designer: Styleworks
General Contractor: Confluence Builders

Design Challenge

Design a catalyzing mixed-use project in the historically significant context of the Five Points neighborhood while anticipating the change that was about to be realized throughout the Welton corridor.

Accomplishments & Design Solution

Sensitively responding to the historic context of the Five Points neighborhood, The Wheatley provides much needed for-sale townhomes, rental apartments, and office space—prominently situated at the corner of Welton and 25th Street.

Rhythmically arranged along Welton Street, 3-story townhomes relate to existing residential structures to the south. Entry stoops relate to the familiar residential fabric of the area while also helping to further establish a human scale environment along the street. Stepping up to the 5-story apartment building along 26th, the corner is marked by the character-defining chamfered corner common to many of the historically significant buildings in the area. The building’s amenity spaces are situated at the southwest corner, capped by a roofline gesturing back to the city. The massing and materiality pay homage to the building’s historic context while establishing a high standard for what is to come.

Five Points-The Wheatley