In 2009, the City of Westminster, Colorado embarked on an exciting process to transform the former Westminster Mall, a 105-acre auto-oriented shopping mall, into a vibrant, mixed-use urban downtown with exceptional access to a variety of public spaces.
This new “Downtown Westminster” is immediately adjacent to US 36 (also known as the Boulder Turnpike). The location is regionally well-connected and lies approximately half-way between Denver and Boulder. City Hall is less than half a mile to the east on 92nd Avenue as is the Westminster Center Park, which is home to a very popular children’s playground. A little over a mile and a half to the north along Westminster Boulevard are the Westminster Promenade, Butterfly Pavilion, and 205-acre City Park facility. Block B-4 is a 2.9-acre parcel within the center of the development area.
Westminster Row has been designed as a contemporary interpretation of a historic mercantile structure. 16,000 square feet of retail fronts Westminster Boulevard, which will soon become Westminster’s new “Main Street”. Downtown Westminster has been planned to be highly walkable, with retail spaces providing shopping and dining to tenants as well as the multitude of expected visitors to the area.
The building has approximately 274 residential apartment units wrapping a 400-car precast concrete parking garage. The apartments will range in size from studios to three-bedroom units with lofts. Walk-up units at the ground floor will line Central Avenue to the south and Fenton Street to the east, providing convenient access to Center Park across the street. Brick is the predominant exterior material with fiber-cement panels used as accents. Several units will have walk-out balconies. Amenity spaces face a courtyard with a swimming pool as well as areas on levels 2 and 5 facing mountain views to the west.