Narrate Companies Breaks Ground on 78-Unit Boutique Urban Apartment Community Near Historic Hale Parkway and 9+CO Development

OZ Architecture, an international architecture, planning and design firm based in Denver, together with developer Narrate Companies, and general contractor MCP GROUP, broke ground recently on Frameline, a new 78-unit high-efficiency apartment development at 4225 E Hale Parkway. Nestled between the historic Hale neighborhood and the vibrant 9+CO redevelopment, Frameline achieves practicality with modern design tailored to meet growing demand from the area’s predominantly medical workforce. 

“Frameline is located in an irreplaceable location, putting major employers, shopping and dining right at residents’ doorsteps,” said Adam Fenton, Principal and Founder of Narrate Companies. “We couldn’t be more excited to start construction on this project and provide the community a high quality, boutique living experience that currently doesn’t exist in this neighborhood.”

At 100,665 gross square feet, Frameline will feature a mix of urban one- and two-bedroom units, ample tenant storage, a dog spa, a 1,700-square-foot fitness center and an elevated community room with a complimentary outdoor living space overlooking Hale Parkway. Frameline’s public amenities spaces all encourage engagement within the surrounding residential and fast-growing neighborhoods, providing an active environment along the historic boulevard and bicycle routes.

“With the design of this project, we wanted to create a gateway between the past and future of the neighborhood,” said Nate Jenkins, Principal and Urban Living Practice Area leader at OZ Architecture. “We’ve thoughtfully maximized every opportunity found on the site and its adjacencies, conceptualizing a design that seamlessly couples the residential and urban landscapes while connecting the diverse context of the area. The property is intentionally clad in timeless and durable materials, keeping a level of design that will age gracefully over time. We look forward to seeing this community come to life.”

Inviting outdoor amenities envisioned by Dig Studio include a living green wall, elevated gardens and a biophilic front porch line the historic Hale Parkway. In addition to OZ Architecture, partners on the project include TRIO, Fortis Structural, ILC Lighting, MDP Engineers and Group 14.

The project is slated for completion in 2025.

About OZ Architecture OZ Architecture was founded on the belief that collaboration coupled with diversity sparks design creativity. With roots dating back to 1964, Denver-based OZ has worked on some of Colorado’s most influential projects, including urban living, mixed-use, office, education, civic, cultural, retail, hospitality and urban planning work. With more than 130 architects and interior designers in seven primary practice areas, OZ holds a goal of creating beautiful places with lasting value for the communities they serve. For more information, please visit: