Two corners of a prominent intersection in Cap Hill are being eyed for redevelopment.
In late May and early June, the city received concept plans for both the northeast and southeast corners of the intersection of 8th Avenue and Lincoln Street.
The northeast corner is currently home to a retail building used by Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen and a handful of other tenants.
In a concept plan submitted May 20, Denver-based Trailbreak Partners proposed building an 18-story, 332-unit apartment building at the site. The structure would incorporate about 5,200 square feet of ground-floor retail space and 367 parking spaces on the first five floors. Residential units would start on the sixth floor.
The building would be constructed on 0.79 acres, replacing the Lowdown building as well as a parking lot to the north and another retail building at 840 Lincoln St., according to the plans.
Trailbreak does not appear to currently own the properties. The company recently purchased Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver’s former headquarters in the Highlands, with plans to build a three-story, 124-unit project.
South of the Lowdown site, on the other side of 8th Avenue, New York-based Scenic Investments has proposed an 18-story, 416-unit apartment building on 0.93 acres, according to a concept plan submitted June 13.
The site is currently home to a single-story building used by the Harm Reduction Action Center, which serves intravenous drug users, according to its website.
Just south of the site Scenic hopes to develop, where Turin Bicycles once operated, San Francisco-based Carmel Partners has proposed a third 18-story project.
The concept plan submissions were among a wave of residential projects proposed by developers in advance of a June 30 deadline by the city of Denver that lets them avoid the city’s new income-restricted housing mandate.