Originally Posted by Scottk
There is a very nice 4 story apartment building currently going up near 29th street mall. Which means that Boulder is building more dense than one of the projects in Union Station (the affordable housing project)
It's so cute when Boulder thinks they are being progressive.
I assume you are talking about Depot Square at Boulder Junction and the 78-unit affordable apartment project U/C there. Lumping in the 140-room Hyatt that will be built there and assuming the parcel is approximately 3.28 acres, this gives the project a density of 64 units/acre. In comparison, the affordable apartment project at Union, 1975 18th Street, is 108 units on a parcel of 1.13 acres resulting is a density of 96 units/acre. Boulder's idea of density is 67% that of one of Denver's lowest density projects.
If you are referring to 3100 Pearl, which is 319-unit apartment project U/C to the south of Depot Square, that project is on 4.23 acres and has a density of 75 units/acre. Even City House comes in at 94 units/acres. 80% of the density of the least efficient project around Union Station density-wise.
Boulder's wouldn't know density if it the word was mushroom stamped on every resident's forehead.