Morningstar at Observatory Park is a 5-story senior living project that takes cues from the surrounding neighborhoods and the University of Denver campus, intending to fit within the historical context by using materials that are respectful and complimentary of its surroundings. The entry sequence uses trends seen in urban hospitality settings where visitors enter via a covered auto court to either pick up or drop off a resident or proceed to the parking ramp. Other hospitality-like design elements include the plaza seating along the building’s front facade impersonating a ‘front porch’ and the location of activated common spaces, such as dining, club, and theater spaces on the ground level behind a very transparent facade. The residential area is approximately 92,000 sf with a subterranean parking garage that offers 48 parking spaces to its residents. Building amenities include a fitness center, bistro, outdoor patios and a roof top garden. The building is conveniently located to offer residents close proximity to community amenities, public transportation, the nearby University of Denver and the opportunity to take advantage of views to downtown Denver and the impressive ever-present Front Range vista.
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