Featured Project: Mountain View
This affordable housing project (168,000 sf) consisted of a 10 story tower (154 units), along with 18 one and two story apartment buildings (100 units) on a 6.5 acre campus. The scope of work was to demolish and start from scratch with the exception of the existing structure.
The primary challenge of this project was that it remained occupied throughout construction. We were given 2 floors to perform construction on at one time. The tenants of the building were 95% elderly and 5% handicapped. Given the fact that we added fire sprinklers, air conditioning, new electrical load centers, new switch gear and new plumbing mains, there were a significant number of interruptions in basic services – power and water. Obviously impactful for the tenants, I-Kota, Inc. became very adept at managing the needs and wants of the tenants and expectations of the owner, while maintaining a critical project schedule.
This affordable housing project consists of a 5 story midrise, concrete frame / post tensioned structure building. We added 4 new large market rate units on the first floor out of existing community space to bring the building total to 87. Its 74,000 square feet of renovation and 2.3 acre site are a staple in the Highlands Neighborhood of Denver. After 8 months, I-Kota, Inc. completed the project in August 2014.
The Hotel VQ was a structural concrete framed building that was developed by the J/V of Realty Capital Group and The Nichols Partnership. Throughout the renovation process, Hotel VQ was converted into one of Denver’s first Micro-Apartment units. The completed project included all 180 units, of varying mixtures. The primary units are a 1 bedroom that consists of 325 square feet. The project was delivered in 2 phases, the first turn over included 80 units in the summer of 2015, with the remaining 100 units being turned over at final completion in the fall of 2015. The entire building was renovated, with only the concrete structure being salvaged. This building is now a new marquis on the I-25 corridor for years to come.