More change is coming to the northern reaches of University Hills.
A developer spent more than $13 million last week on property at the Interstate 25-Evans Avenue interchange, acquiring office buildings, an English language school and a church while taking control of both sides of a dead-end street.
CREA-Flywheel Evans LandCo LLC purchased 2100, 2135 and 2175 S. Cherry St. for $7.75 million. The entity paid $2.45 million for 2160 S. Clermont St., and another $3.1 million for 2150 S. Cherry St., according to county records.
The LLC also took control of the motel at 4500 E. Evans Ave. from the related 4500 E Evans LLC, which paid $3.3 million for the property in July 2016, according to records.
The acquisitions add up to about 3.4 acres.
The LLC is affiliated with Denver’s Flywheel Capital. Flywheel Managing Director Ben Hrouda did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday.
Ron Allum of Occam Real Estate and Bill Trinen of Trinen Realty Partners represented both sides in the sale of 2100, 2135 and 2175 S. Cherry St.
Allum said the properties were bought to be redeveloped, but that he didn’t have specifics regarding what will be built. No redevelopment proposals have been submitted to the city.
Allum also said the new owner could request the city vacate the portion of Cherry Street running between the properties, which would allow for more developable space.
Here is a rundown of the LLC’s holdings in the area:
2100 S. Cherry St
Lot size: 0.24 acres
At site now: 10,000-square-foot, two-story office building dating to 1990
Use: 100 percent occupied by Sandstone Care until October 2020
Sold for: $7.75 million in conjunction with next two parcels
2135 S. Cherry St
Lot size: 0.88 acres
At site now: 29,011-square-foot, three-story office building dating to 1985
Use: 2,400 square feet leased to one tenant until October 2020
2175 S. Cherry St.
Lot size: 0.6 acres
At site now: 10,733-square-foot industrial building dating to 1956
Use: 4,000 square feet leased to one tenant until October 2023
2150 S. Cherry St
Lot size: 0.60 acres
At site now: Approximately 10,000-square-foot building
Use: Home to The House Worship Center, a church
Sold for: $3.1 million by House Worship Center Inc
2160 S. Clermont St.
Lot size: 0.28 acres
Use: Home to LCI Language Centers, an English language school
Sold for: $2.45 million by LCI Clermont LLC
4500 E. Evans Ave
Lot size: 0.8 acres
At size now: The two-story Cameron Motel
The properties are just east of the Colorado Station light-rail stop. About four blocks to the west, a 350-unit apartment complex is under construction, as are another 52 units at the former site of a car wash.
Hrouda and partners are also converting a former assisted-living facility along West Colfax Avenue into condominiums, and constructing more condos at the site of the former Broadway Hotel, at 1616 S. Broadway in Denver.