Neighborhood: RiNo Arts District
Location: 31st-33rd along Blake Street, north of Coors Field
Fire Clay Lofts was built in the late 1990’s on the site of the old Fire Clay Brick Company, a four-acre infill location in the RiNo Arts District. Prompted by the rising demand for affordable workforce housing, Urban Ventures embarked on this ten-year project developed over four phases and delivered a new mixed-use, mixed-income project. The project consists of 14 separate structures including residential lofts, live/work units, and townhouses connected by open space, courtyards, and walkways.
Project Type: Adaptive reuse of historic warehouse, new construction of three and four-story condominium buildings and two-story townhomes connected by landscaped walkways
Project Size: 196,812 square feet
Number of Residential Units: 166 Condominium Units
Commercial square footage: 13,000 square feet
Unit Types: Flats, lofts, townhouses, live/work configurations, flex spaces, and commercial units
Completion Date: 2008
Market Status: Closed
Architects: Van Meter Williams Pollack, Studio Completiva
Contractors: Hensel Phelps, Palace Construction, CFC Construction Company
Unique characteristics: Fire Clay Lofts introduced residential development into a historically industrial neighborhood and played a pivotal role in attracting innovative artists and creative individuals to the area. The project successfully transformed underutilized industrial land into a vibrant affordable mixed-use community and fostered a creative character spurring additional residential development in the area.