Residential developer buys fire-damaged building along Tennyson

A Denver developer purchased 3985 Tennyson St. earlier this week. (Photos by Cassidy Ritter)

A developer who specializes in high-end residential real estate has purchased a fire-damaged building along Tennyson Street where a thrift store once operated.

Denver-based Gateway Development, led by Brooks Ferring, paid $2.5 million this week for the former Green Door Furniture building at 3985 Tennyson St., as well as the 3982 Utica St. lot behind it, according to public records.

Green Door closed in 2016 following a fire, and the building has been boarded up since. The Utica Street lot, which is separated from the Tennyson lot by an alley, has an unoccupied single-family home on it.

Green Door also purchased the single-family home at 3982 Utica St. located behind the Tennyson Street building.

Ferring told Businessden he hasn’t decided what to do with the two properties, but that redevelopment could incorporate elements of the Green Door building.

“Ideally, we’ll keep some of the front facade and keep some of the existing signage,” he said.

Restoration depends on the structure’s integrity, Ferring said.

The properties were sold by Richard Alfred Stewart. Broker Richard Drahn with Coldwell Banker Commercial represented the seller in this transaction. Oliver Lewis with Greenwood Village-based Baird Team represented the buyer.

Gateway is familiar with Tennyson Street. The company is building a 30,000-square-foot mixed-use project less than a block away at 4150 and 4160 Tennyson St.

Other Gateway projects include townhouses at 37th Avenue and Jason Street, and 18th and Boulder Streets, in addition to a single-family home listed for $1.299 million at 2675 Meade St. in Denver.

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Sammy Sousa
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Congrats to Mr. Stewart. He’s held out for awhile for a decent offer. Glad to hear they aren’t necessarily going to raze it. I was allowed to tour the building several months ago, and it appeared structurally sound.