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    Santa Fe Art District — looking to expand itself North with a new mixed use development project

    No surprises here with more new development talk in the brewing as Denver is becoming known as the land of cranes. With that, the Santa Fe District is next in line for targeted change. Please welcome the 1225 Santa Fe Project. This mostly residential project is made to comprise of 150 residential units (including micro units) as well as a ground level commercial space. Like all sound development projects, the creation of this project by designer Bruce Ivin was not done without forethought with aspects of community inclusion being well thought out. The micro units will allow for affordability, enabling artists to continuing both existing and working in their neighborhood, and the commercial space is plans to continue honoring the Santa Fe District’s history and character with a portion of space being reserved for gallery and workshop use. Even the design of the building itself had the community in mind. The design overlay attends to aesthetic curb appeal via setting back the top stories (levels 5-8) to obtain a dynamic building façade in addition to making it blend in with the rest of the lower level skyline present in the area. So far this new development has been well received by the community and adds in an addition component of acceptance by lending itself to providing a renewal to the north end entrance of First Friday’s monthly art event.

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