Many years ago, Denver’s “Mousetrap” was notoriously known by most Colorado residents as the vicinity where I-25 and I-70 converge – an area stricken with horrendous traffic jams during morning and afternoon rush hours. This location was definitely not seen as a highly desirable place to live or work, but its time has come.
You will likely see Denver homes for sale and other real estate investments around the new development, begin to increase in value. If you are considering buying a home in the area, now is the time to buy to get your best deal. Once construction is complete, property values are anticipated to increase exponentially. While this northwest Denver neighborhood does not yet have the cache of The Highlands or Lohi, it will be a more affordable opportunity for home Buyers, and will offer even more shopping & dining options. I predict a big jump in Sunnyside home values as a result of its close proximity. And I’m not alone in this prediction. =) Talk about a walkable lifestyle, 25/70 is it! Stay updated on all Northwest Denver happenings by following this Facebook page.
The revitalization of the Mouse Trap area is supported by major three factors:
• First, the reconfiguration of I-25 and I-70 over the course of many years, which has alleviated many traffic jam problems.
• Second, Denver’s extensive Light Rail expansion plan. The design is a 12-year, $6.5 billion dollar project that is currently under construction, and will expand on previous public transportation projects in the area both in and around the Mouse Trap.
• Third, a $100 million project proposal submitted by real estate development company Ascendant Development that will create and build a mixed-use campus area consisting of a combination of multi-family housing, professional office space, design studios, restaurants, conference and event venues, and retail stores on the site of the old Denver Post printing plant (northwest of 25/70 interchange).
Ascendant Development purchased the parcel of land in 2008 for $17 million from the Denver Newspaper Agency, and plans to complete the entire development project in three phases. The first phase should be finished in late 2014. This development is just one more example of Denver’s continued growth, expansion, and desirability. The phased, mixed-use development is planned to include residential living, terrific designer shopping options, other retail, and office space. There are plans for a dynamic live/work type of atmosphere.
The old printing plant area consists of a 41 acre parcel that is slated to be designed by a distinguished architect by the name of Brad Cloepfil, who is best known in the Colorado region for drawing the architectural plans for Denver’s Clyfford Still Museum. Mr. Cloepfil’s architectural firm is also responsible for designing many prestigious projects such as the expansion for the Seattle Art Museum in 2007 and the renovation of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City in 2008.
Interested in buying a home for sale around the future Denver 25/70 Development? Start searching for homes now, and call me for an appointment: Rachel Betz Real Estate 303-534-5000. Visit the 25/70 official website.
We started out on a quest to find the ultimate Victorian home in either The Highlands, City Park, or Baker. What did we end up finding? A sweet cottage right on Chaffee Park in Sunnyside (Upper Highlands if you please). Every so often my clients surprise me, and change focus in the middle of the home buying process. What changed the game in this situation? The Park. And I must say it wasn’t a bad move. Parks are one of the most desireable features when homeowners begin shopping for real estate (Check out this recent article: http://financiallyfit.yahoo.com/finance/article-112789-9739-2-local-allures-that-raise-home-values.)
Why this house rocked: Chaffee Park frontage, extra square footage from a well-done addition, tons of potential, wood floors, a full basement, 3 minutes to either I25 or I70, AND there’s a shop down the street that makes homemade tortillas! SOLD! What this house lacked: great bathrooms and kitchens…BUT my clients are renovating the kitchen immediately, and I know it will be amazing! FYI, this was the house with the Inhouse Outhouse…remember that? http://rachelbetz.com/2011/04/22/don%e2%80%99t-be-fooled-it%e2%80%99s-an-upgrade-%e2%80%93-adventures-in-colorado-real-estate-2-the-inhouse-outhouse/. The word on the streets is that Jazz in the Park is coming back to Chaffee Park in Sunnyside on Thursday, July 7, 2011. I know a couple people who have front row seats. =) You just can’t beat an Upgrade like that!
Congratulations J&K on your first home! I hope it’s all the upgrade you could ever want and more!
Oh, my friends…it is true. There is such a thing as the INHOUSE OUTHOUSE. This very rare specimen of Real Estate Upgrade is like no other. Have you ever been camping at a campground? If so, you may have had the pleasure of using an outhouse. Have you pulled over at a reststop along the highway during a roadtrip? If so, you may have had the pleasure of using an outhouse. For many of you, I would assume the outhouse is something you would agree should be left outside. For others, it sparks such a unique and enjoyable experience, you can do nothing else but desire to bring it indoors – inside your home. The INHOUSE OUTHOUSE is not something that can be easily replicated. It takes skill. It takes craftmanship. It takes IMAGINATION! AND SO, I present the most magnificent Denver, Colorado Inhouse Outhouse EVER…
This one-of-a-kind Inhouse Outhouse was recently discovered in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Northwest Denver, Colorado. It boasts a unique design of custom, knotty pine paneling with a natural finish. Although knotty pine is not typically known as a hardwood, it has a rustic appeal that can withstand all the trials and tribulations that an Inhouse Outhouse must endure. Notice the toilet paper roll holder…one can immediately differentiate the Inhouse Outhouse holder by it’s residential appeal. A typical Outhouse has a commercial toilet paper roll holder - but not in an Inhouse Outhouse. “AND…what is the cherry on top,” you ask? None other than the exposed sewage pipe, directing the flush from above. You wouldn’t want to hide that! This lovely specimen was discovered in the basement of a Sunnyside rental home. The question is…when my clients close, will they choose to preserve this rare upgrade or demo it? Don’t be fooled, it costs money to make this look happen…IT’S AN UPGRADE! And, I swoon…