On the Boards – Architectural Plans and Design
Architectural plans are in progress for 1737 Pearl, a new mixed-use residential development on the boards at Studio Architecture in Boulder. The new 14,112-SF building will include a combination of for-sale and for-rent residential, retail on the ground floor, and an innovative vertically automated parking system.
Being developed by owner, BW Sons & Daughters LLC, with general contractor, CSS, on board as a construction manager, the program anticipates approximately 3,000-SF of retail space on level one accompanied by bicycle storage. Level two will consist of four leased units of roughly 950-SF with an additional 300+ square feet of private outdoor courtyard space carved into the building footprint. Level three will be occupied by two, larger for-sale units that will be almost 1,800-SF apiece and boast private roof-top patios with great views of the Front Range.
Meeting the parking requirements on the property without having to excavate the majority of the tight, narrow site was accomplished by incorporating an automated parking system that will stack eight vehicles in a condensed footprint with electric vehicle charging outlets built right in. Innovations in design thus far include the integration of a post-tensioned slab in lieu of wood-frame construction to minimize floor assembly depths, add ceiling height and increase window sizes, and improve acoustic isolation between floors. The majority of the façade will be clad in glass fiber-reinforced concrete (GFCR), which is lightweight, durable, and incorporates recycled content.
Construction is expected to begin in 2020 and wrap up in 2021.
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