Archive for October, 2010

Near Congress Park’s new bars and dining, a dormant duplex gets a vibrant makeover

The brick duplex that arrived on Elizabeth Street in Congress Park in 1892 had its front porch turned into a parlor annex by the time other homes arrived in the neighborhood in the early 1900s. No. 1348, forming the south side, saw few changes for the next hundred years, and that didn’t please Michael Moore, owner of Cherry Creek’s Simply Moore Makeup Studio at 3rd and St. Paul, when he took a contract on it a few years ago.
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Michael Moore and agent Lisa Santos show his remodeled duplex in Congress Park. The split configuration from 1892 was half Denver Square, and on Moore’s side, Mission style.

“I looked for a year and saw a hundred houses,” he told me, showing the eye-catching makeover he was to give this home. “I felt it was good before, but not 100 percent.” more »

Koelbel and Company and Mile High Development break ground on affordable senior apartments at Yale Station

Koelbel and Company and Mile High Development, two seasoned development firms that share a history of community involvement along Denver’s south I-25 corridor, have launched construction on The Apartments at Yale Station, offering 50 attractive, affordably priced rental units targeted at the aging residential population of neighborhoods surrounding University Hills; as well as first-floor retail.

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Buz Koelbel, President of Koelbel and Company (left) joined George Thorn, President of Mile High Development, in breaking ground on The Apartments at Yale Station.

“From our founding in 1952, Koelbel and Company has been a part of these south Denver neighborhoods and in serving their residential and commercial needs,” said Walter ‘Buz’ Koelbel, Jr., President of Koelbel and Company. “Many residents that purchased homes here 40 years ago are looking to stay here after they sell their homes, at a time when rental rates in popular areas around the University of Denver have pushed beyond their incomes.” more »