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Construction is complete on Yale 25 Station apartment project

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Yale 25 Station is a transit-oriented senior complex offering one- and two-bedroom apartments.

Construction is complete on the Yale 25 Station apartments located at 5121 E. Yale Ave. in Denver.

Yale Station is a five-story, transit-oriented apartment complex located in the heart of Denver close to restaurants, shopping and transportation. Jordon Perlmutter & Co. developed the project, which was designed by OZ Architecture and built by Shaw Construction.

Ware Malcomb provided civil engineering services for the project, which totals 186,500 square feet, including the lobby and underground parking. Due to parking constraints, the site’s stormwater detention vault was split into two parts and connected by pipe. The Ware Malcomb team designed an underdrain system to route water to the detention vault to accommodate the high groundwater levels.

“The Ware Malcomb Civil team’s wealth of experience with infill projects in the Denver market helped facilitate a successful project outcome,” said Ware Malcomb’s Chris Strawn, principal, civil engineering. Entitlements and public works approvals were completed ahead of time, allowing the project to move forward quickly.

“It was great to work on this project that provides a unique offering in the market: transit-oriented apartments in an ideal south Denver location,” Strawn said. “We worked closely with the project team to solve any engineering challenges and ensure the vision for Yale 25 Station was executed.”

Not only did Ware Malcomb design a solution to overcome the storm-water detention issue, but also Shaw had to build on a busy site.

“Diligent coordination with the city of Denver and RTD was required on a day-to-day basis,” said Ryan Fisher, Shaw project manager. “By utilizing appropriate traffic control, signage, flagging, we were able to maintain high-volume traffic flow with minimal impact to daily commuters in this area.”

In addition, “The project site was lot line to lot line, with each corner of the building being within 2 to 4 feet of the property boundaries, Fisher said. “This required an immense amount of planning, coordination and execution of the work to maintain a tight project schedule. Road, lane and sidewalk closures in conjunction with maintaining public access to local traffic routes and business was very challenging.”

The property offers residents one- and two-bedroom apartment units as well as a host of amenities including a community center, arts and crafts room, picnic area and more.

Published in the March 6-19, 2019, issue of CREJ.

Kris Oppermann Stern is publisher and editor of Building Dialogue, a Colorado Real Estate Journal publication, and editor of CREJ's construction, design, and engineering section, including news and bylined articles. Building Dialogue is a quarterly, four-color magazine that caters specifically to the AEC industry, including features on projects and people, as well as covering trends…