$399,000 for townhome near Highlands? Edgy designs near Sloan’s Lake will have rooftop decks


At a time when low inventory in Highlands, LoDo and other downtown satellites is driving younger buyers out of the market, Kentwood City Properties agent Deviree Vallejo has an eye-opening release coming on line today: A pre-sale of 12 edgy townhomes that will be two blocks from Sloan’s Lake Park … a little over a mile from Restaurant Row in Highland Square.

Artist’s rendering of Park Place XII.

Park Place XII will be fee-simple townhomes, Vallejo notes: 1,389 to 1,673 square feet of finished space, where you get a 2-car attached garage and own the ground below you (a much simpler association structure than condos have, with minimal HOA fees). The site at W. 17th Avenue and King Street, just east of where old St. Anthony’s Hospital has been torn down in a major redevelopment project, has so much going for it that it could become its own nucleus, rather than merely a neighborhood in Highlands’ shadow.

“Sloan’s Lake is great,” Vallejo says, noting that the park was upgraded by [ITALICS]Westword’s “Best of” survey to best runner’s park. Every morning from her house in Highlands she circles a 3-mile trail around its 177 acres (biggest lake, second biggest park in Denver), eyeing improvements the city has completed (new marina, landscaping and trail extensions), not to mention the views: Downtown’s skyline when rounding the lake’s west side, and the Rockies while rounding the east.

Those are the same view owners will get (probably next fall) from the rooftop decks of these designs by Urban Vision, LLC – ‘edgy’ architecture with some concave angles and contemporary finish and trim, Bosch appliances, Kabi Euro-styled surfaces and cabinets, Danze fixtures, and low-voltage lighting. Aside from the walkability into Highlands, Vallejo says the St. Anthony’s redevelopment – six blocks from new Knox Station on FasTrack’s West Rail Line – has plans for dining, retail and other mixed-use components that will likely make Park Place more walkable still.

Prospective buyers can factor that into the mix with the uncommon affordability — $399,000 to $489,000). “The nice thing is that it’s hard to find real townhomes at that price,” Vallejo notes. “It’s a price for a single-buyer or somebody buying their first place. Why pay $2,000 to rent an apartment when it’s cheaper to own now?”

“It’ll be the next area to blow up,” Vallejo adds – Highlands-speak for ‘take-off.’ Pre-sales on Park Place XII launch today (but Vallejo already has two buyers who got on board early). She’ll show you plans by appointment at Kentwood City Properties’ LoDo offices, 1660 17th; but start with a visit to ParkPlaceXII.com and call 303-931-0097.
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PHOTO: Architect’s rendering of Park Place XII, set to arrive two blocks from Sloan’s Lake in fall 2014.

IF YOU GO:

WHERE: Pre-sale of Park Place XII by Urban Vision, 12 2-or-3 bed townhomes with 3 or 4 baths; lower-level office, 1.3 mi. from Highland Square, 2 blks from Sloan’s Lake Park & trail. 1,389-1,673 sq. ft., 2-car attached garage, large rooftop decks; expected fall 2014 delivery. Building site W. 17th Ave. & King St., Denver; plans/details at Kentwood City Properties, 1660 17th Street (LoDo)

PRICE: From $399,000-$489,000
WHEN: Today & next week by appointment
PHONE: 303-931-0097 WEB: ParkPlaceXII.com

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