Fulenwider unveils Governor’s Park project



  • Apartments come to Governor’s Park.
  • Emerson Lofts designed and developed by Fulenwider family.
  • Luxury rental project has many green elements.

Leasing has begun at Emerson Lofts, a 42-unit modern apartment building in the heart of Governor’s Park.

The community at the southwest corner of East Eighth Avenue and Emerson Street was co-developed by L.C. Fulenwider Inc.,  which traces its Colorado roots back more than a century. Monthly rents range from to $1,225 to $2,375.

Emerson Lofts

Emerson Lofts

It was designed by Chris Fulenwider, principal of CF Studio Architecture + Development, which also served as developer with L.C. Fulenwider.

Emerson Lofts features two-story, loft-style one and two bedroom apartments with expansive windows, 15-foot-plus ceiling heights and extensive green features.

Rhythm of neighborhood

“When initially designing the building, we wanted it to have a neighborhood feel, making sure the building fit with the rhythm of Emerson and the more commercial feel of Eighth,” Fulenwider said.

“On Emerson, the building meets the street with porches in the same manner as the Denver squares that line that street,” Fulenwider continued. “Then on Eighth, we have a more vertical, rowhouse feel with stoops that also creates an outdoor public private transition or defensible space. These elements meet at the knuckle, or corner, of the building, creating a three dimensional composition that is one of the signatures of the project.”

Fulenwider paid attention to the urban fabric of the neighborhood.

“Taking Denver’s outdoor lifestyle into consideration, the exterior spaces are a focal point of Emerson Lofts,” Fulenwider said.

“In addition to the porches and stoops on the first floor, large outdoor terraces are scattered across the building façade and a network of bridge-style walkways invite neighborly interaction among tenants,” he said.

These design elements are continued in the interiors of the units with a strong focus on green elements including:

  • Floor to ceiling, low-e windows;
  • Cross ventilation;
  • Ceiling fans;
  • Energy efficient lighting;
  • Kohler “flipside” showerheads;
  • And Energy Star appliances including front-loading washers and dryers in each unit.

In addition, units are equipped with a Nest learning thermostat which recognizes personal heating and cooling patterns and can be controlled by a smart phone to reduce energy consumption and expenses.

The community is near restaurants, parks and clubs.

Emerson Lofts was co-developed by L.C. Fulenwider, Inc. and CF Studio Architecture + Development. This infill redevelopment is the first of several planned by the two companies, as they expand their portfolio in established urban neighborhoods in Denver.

L.C. Fulenwider, Inc. has been involved in Colorado and the Denver real estate market for 109 years, most recently as a master developer, vertical developer and construction management company.

“We want to make Denver a better place to live and work by utilizing responsible urban design,” Fulenwider said.  “Emerson Lofts is a great example of turning a vacant lot into a vibrant and cohesive project in one of Denver’s storied neighborhoods.”

Cornerstone Apartments is managing Emerson Lofts and 11 units were pre-leased before construction was completed in July. Cornerstone is the largest apartment management company in Denver with nearly 80 properties and they also provide advisory services for the acquisition and disposition of properties.

Interested in buying a home in the Capitol Hill/Governor’s Park area? Please visit COhomefinder.com.

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John Rebchook has more than 30 years of experience in writing and communications. As the Real Estate Editor for the Rocky Mountain News, he wrote about residential and commercial real estate for 26 years. He has won numerous awards for business stories and columns that he wrote, both as an individual and part of teams. In addition to real estate, he also covered economic development, banking and financing, the airlines, and cable TV for the Rocky. In addition, he was one of the original freelance writers for GlobeSt.com, covering commercial real estate for the Internet publication.

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