KTGY-Designed Community, Solana Olde Town Station, Receives 2018 Multifamily Executive Grand Award
KTGY Architecture + Planning is proud to announce that a community designed by the firm’s Denver office was recognized as part of the 2018 Multifamily Executive Awards program, which celebrates excellence within the multifamily industry. Solana Olde Town Station, a 352-unit rental community, received Grand recognition, the competition’s highest honor, in the Garden-Style Apartment category.
Solana Olde Town Station – Grand Winner – Garden-Style Apartments
Designed by the Denver office of KTGY on behalf of ReyLenn Properties, Solana Olde Town Station is a three-story garden-style rental community in Arvada, Colorado, an inner-ring suburb of Denver. Completed in 2017, it offers 352 apartments in one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans in an infill location adjacent to the Olde Town Arvada light-rail station, just five stops from Denver’s Union Station on the G Line.
KTGY drew architectural and material inspiration from historic Olde Town Arvada, balancing masonry and stucco with contemporary lines and a high-contrast color palette to mix old with new. Wide, shallow floor plans allow natural light to permeate the residential units, while a two-story clubhouse offers residents a wide range of amenities. Outdoors, six pocket parks and a 1.4-acre public park provide opportunities for recreation and socialization.
Spanning what was formerly six separate land sites, the 15-acre project required the demolition of existing buildings, as well as environmental remediation stemming from prior industrial uses. A dramatic 30-foot elevation drop between the north and south ends of the site also presented design challenges for KTGY, which embraced the grade change with landscaped retaining walls and, in the southernmost buildings, the addition of walk-out basements and private garages in select plans.