DENVER, COLO. – (RealEstateRama) — A collaboration of international award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning and University of Denver (DU) graduate students resulted in the winning proposal for the 14th Annual 2016 NAIOP Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge on April 28, 2016. Challenged to create the dynamic best use of the Westminster Station Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) site, KTGY prepared the site and building plans and the 3D model that illustrated the development ideas generated by the DU team.
Named Mosaic, the team’s mix of uses for the 21-acre site located in the city of Westminster, between Denver and Boulder, includes affordable housing, market-rate apartments, for-sale row homes, health-oriented gym and grocery retailers and a strong community-building events component. Mosaic is further defined as a walkable community with wide sidewalks, lush landscaping, rooftop terraces, front porches or stoops, and parking structures wrapped with service retail, cafes and residential.
According to Willis, the six-student team from DU’s Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management, supported by architects and planners with KTGY, conducted a full redevelopment proposal with a complete proforma to determine the highest and best use while establishing the diversity of the built environment necessary for this unique site to be successful.