Broadway and Acoma Lofts, a mixed use project in Downtown Englewood, Colorado, features affordable apartments
The Englewood TOD is a one block mixed-use project in Downtown Englewood Colorado. The project is being developed by Medici Communities, with whom RNL has had a long standing working relationship designing and building innovative urban mixed use projects. Located on the corner of South Broadway, the traditional Old Englewood shopping street, the project is intended to be a bridge between the old district and the newer TOD development, which is located approximately a quarter mile to the west of the site. The project includes two buildings—a 111 unit affordable housing project with first floor retail. The project is designed to be very urban in character, with a central “breezeway” that connects through to Broadway at center block. A significant focal point for the project is the anchor restaurant located at Broadway and Englewood Parkway. This design will bring focus to the site and signify the gateway into the retail district. The entire project is intended to re-invigorate the retail district and provide much needed close-in affordable housing to the downtown area. As a part of the design for the City, RNL also provided a vision for the entire area, showing how this project can be a catalyst for redevelopment of the “no mans land” between Broadway and the existing TOD. This was a competitive RFP, with three short listed firms and a design competition that resulted in Medici/RNL selection.