By Ioana Neamt, Associate Editor
Verve, a 285-unit luxury apartment building celebrated its grand opening on July 16. Located at 1490 Delgany Street, the high-rise apartment community is managed by the Laramar Group and was developed by The Opus Group in partnership with Amstar. The Opus AE Group was the architect of record, while Shears Adkins Rockmore Architects LLC was in charge of rendering and design work.
The 428,000-square-foot building was developed by The Opus Group, an architecture and engineering firm headquartered in Minneapolis, in partnership with Denver-based real estate investment manager Amstar. The luxury apartment community is conveniently located in downtown Denver, right across the street from the Museum of Contemporary Art. Verve is also within walking distance from the newly renovated Union Station and the recently inaugurated Crawford Hotel. Additionally, there are numerous shopping, nightlife and leisure attractions in the surrounding area, including trails along Cherry Creek and the South Platte River.
‘’Verve exemplifies the dynamic, urban Denver lifestyle and is quickly making its mark on downtown’,” says Pete Carlson, senior vice president of Opus Development Co. LLC. ‘’Verve’s amenities and mindfulness of the Denver lifestyle is what sets it apart from other luxury apartments today.”
The 10-story building offers studio, one- and two-bedroom units and is pet friendly. Building amenities include an outdoor pool, three levels of underground parking, bicycle storage and maintenance facility, expansive fitness and yoga centers, city view sky lounge, and will also feature 4,000 square feet of retail space on the ground level. Verve has been designed to achieve LEED Certification.
Verve is only one of multiple residential projects taking shape in the Denver metro area. In an interview with MHN in September 2013, Laramar CEO Jeff Elowe suggested that the energy boom in the central and Midwestern areas has had a positive impact on the Denver real estate scene, driving job growth and rental demand. Elowe, recipient of the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Mountain Desert region, also stated that he was pleasantly surprised by the year-to-date rent growth in the Denver area.
Image courtesy of The Opus Group