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Denver Developer building apartments, retail in downtown

Denver Developer Planning Micro-Units, Retail

Buzz Geller, known in Denver as a prolific parking garage developer, wants to build a mixed-income apartment complex and retail in two adjoining buildings along Colfax Avenue in Downtown Denver. One building is slated to be six stories, the other three stories. His Paradise Land Co. has submitted plans to the City and County of Denver to develop into micro-units and retail space. In total, the buildings would bring 80 rental housing units to the site — 18 of which would be income-restricted, — and 7,000 square feet of retail space.  

Of the site’s 80 rental units, 70 of them will be micro-units with approximately 550 square feet. Geller and a business partner purchased the property, a former dry cleaner facility, at 3300-3310 E. Colfax Ave. for $350,000 in 1979. Geller estimated it would cost approximately $30 million to build the total 168,000-square-foot project. Geller has hired The Mulhern Group as the architect for his East Colfax project. 

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