The first of six new apartment buildings near the Stanley Marketplace has begun welcoming tenants and will offer new urban-living options in the southeast Central Park neighborhood.
Alexan Westerly Creek
Developed by Tramwell Crow Residential, Alexan Westerly Creek will ultimately consist of four buildings with a total of 338 units, varying in size from studios up to three-bedroom apartments. Rental rates for the units in the four-story buildings will range from $1,560 to $3,455 a month.
Regional property manager Savannah Bennet says the apartments will have top-notch finishes with open floorplans. “We’ve surveyed the market to determine what people want. The apartments have beautiful views and, of course, the location is key.”
Alexan’s Building One, which opened in August, has 96 units, a fitness center, and an outdoor courtyard with a firepit. Building Two will be completed by mid-November, and will have a fourth-floor “sky lounge” with views of the mountains and a ground-level swimming pool with resort-style features. Building Three is expected to open in February 2023, and will include four retail spaces on the ground floor and co-working office spaces for the residents. The fourth and final building at Alexan is planned to open by May or June.
Bennet says the buildings will all be dog-friendly and bike-friendly, with a bike storage area and workshop on the ground level. “We think these apartments will be appealing to a broad array of people, from young professionals to families. That’s why we offer so many different floor plans.”
Parking is notoriously difficult in the area around the Stanley Marketplace, so Bennet says Alexan will be rolling out a car rental service with electric vehicles for residents who don’t own a car. “We think many people will be attracted to these apartments because the neighborhood is so walkable. But the car rental service will be available for when people do need access to a car.”
The two uniquely shaped apartment buildings that are located directly south of the Stanley Marketplace are part of Stanley House and are being developed by Westfield Company, which co-developed the market. Supply chain issues forced numerous delays in the project, according to Westfield partner Jonathan Alpert, but the apartments should be ready for occupancy by mid-November. The buildings will house 168 units ranging from studios to two-bedroom apartments, and the units will be located on the four floors above the ground-level parking lot. Rental rates will range from $1,400 to $2,500 a month.
Alpert says the buildings will include a fitness center, a dog wash area, and a community lounge with a demonstration kitchen and large TV screen. Residents will also have access to rooms where they can store and tune their bikes and ski equipment. “We’re providing really cool urban housing that hasn’t been done in this neck of the woods before.” Alpert expects that many people who work on the Anschutz Medical Campus will find these apartments very attractive, adding that the buildings will be ideal for “younger professionals, students, faculty, nurses – people who work long hours and want to come home to a place that provides 24/7 amenities.”
Alpert says Stanley House—conveniently located between Lowry, Central Park, and the Anschutz campus—will also likely appeal to people who grew up nearby. “Folks who have maybe moved out of their parents house, gone to college, and now are coming back and want to be close to where they grew up but want to have more of a downtown vertical housing experience.”
The Stanley Marketplace will be a key reason that people choose to live in these apartments, says Alpert, so many of the retail establishments have announced that they will make some changes to meet the needs of the new residents. “Traditionally families from Central Park have been the market’s major supporters. They are what got us through Covid. But that means that things usually quiet down about 8 o’clock. With the new apartments, we think we’ll have a new fun audience that will come in from 8pm–midnight to eat, drink and hang out, so restaurants are going to expand their hours.” Alpert says that many restaurants plan to offer a reverse happy hour after 8pm and that they are also discussing food delivery options to potentially provide room service for tenants.
For more information about Stanley House and Alexan Westerly Creek, visit their websites at www.liveatstanleyhouse.com and www.alexanwesterlycreek.com.
Front Porch photos by Christie Gosch