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Milender White breaks ground on $78M Parkside @ City Centre

Parkside will feature 216 market-rate, multifamily apartments and 36,000 square feet of retail on 5.6 acres.

Milender White broke ground on the construction of Parkside @ City Centre. A future transit-orientated community located at 14531 E. Alameda Ave., Parkside will feature 216 market-rate, multifamily apartments and 36,000 square feet of retail on 5.6 acres. It is being developed by Northstar Commercial Partners and Summit Capital Venture Group. OZ Architecture designed the project.

“Many years before the R Line opened, we created a vision for development near transit that would provide our residents with a new kind of urban living experience in Aurora,” said Aurora Mayor Bob LeGare. “Parkside @ City Centre fulfills this vision, with comfortable living spaces, places to eat, shop and gather, and easy connectivity to the metro area. I am excited about the new retail and development concepts this project is bringing to our city.”

Located within an Aurora urban renewal district, Parkside’s retail will be available in early 2020.

“Our goal is to create a new urban center that will truly transform the area and provide residents a vibrant lifestyle just steps from home,” said Tim Fredregill, development executive for MW. Parkside will include studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units with Class A finishes and balconies. Community amenities include a fitness center, top-floor lounge, and a large clubhouse opening to a courtyard complete with grills, pool and hot tub. The apartment community will be delivered summer 2021.

Parkside is an extremely “tight” site, according to Fredregill. “We’re trying to create a vibrant mixed-use development, which means [fitting] complementary uses in close proximity. That leads to challenging construction sequencing, but it’s exactly what Milender White are experts in.”

“We are excited about our partnership with Milender White and seeing this development come to fruition to benefit the people and community of Aurora,” said Brian Watson, founder and CEO of Northstar Commercial Partners.

Additionally, Milender White and Northstar are working with Public Art Services and Nine Dot Arts to implement the city of Aurora’s Art in Public Places master plan for the community. The development’s main piece will incorporate a blend of light and sound. Art murals will also be implemented around the site.

Published in the July 17-August 6, 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…