Some take paradise and put up a parking lot. Others take a parking lot and put up, well, if not necessarily paradise, something much more exciting than a place to park your car.
Such is the case with Kenect Denver, a planned development that will transform a 0.64 acre parking lot in Arapahoe Square into a high-rise, mixed-use building.
Akara Partners, a Chicago-based developer, recently purchased the property at 2126-2136 Lawrence Street for $5.5 million, according to BusinessDen. Akara plans to offer retail space on the ground floor, office space on floors two through five, and residential space elsewhere. The building will feature two levels of underground parking.
Reports vary about the number of floors, but they appear to number in the range of 20-25.
According to The News Funnel, the building will feature “a full complement of amenity spaces, including a rooftop pool, fitness center, co-working space and integrated “smart” technology to allow their residents to communicate with each other as well as management and outside vendors.”
The property was formerly owned by Rocky Mountain Public Media, parent company of Rocky Mountain PBS and jazz radio station KUVO.