The Rapids

(About To Start Construction)

The Rapids is an 11,000 square foot building of 5 loft apartments and a parking garage providing a double car parking lift for each unit. There are powerful views and tough constraints on a tight site next to the Platte River in the LODO area of Denver. The lot was bound on the East by the Platte River, on the North by the 19th street pedestrian bridge, on the West by the street, parkway and freeway and on the South by a neighboring building and abandoned rail spur. A market requirement for high-end finish pitted against the rising market construction costs and tight layout constraints threatened the project’s existence. In response, Reveal Studio provided four variations of the building so that flexibility, material options and value engineering could be explored. The ultimate conclusion will likely be a blend of the options, which we will update on this site as construction documents and actual construction progress through the spring and summer of ’06.