Minutes from downtown, a Euro-style village takes shape beside a West Line Light Rail station, from upper $300s
Created for a bikeable, small-town feel, the transit-oriented site, now under construction offers contemporary architecture and a very accommodating approach to options and finishes.
In a market that offers few reasonably-priced options for buyers wanting to purchase a newer home close to downtown, Realtor Jeff Plous and his team can show you an exciting possibility today – and it’s already close enough to reality that you could move in this summer.
West Line Village is a first-of-its-kind for Denver — a new-urban village of 175 town-homes, ranging from studio, to one, two and three bedrooms, all with attached garages. The transit oriented site is a thousand feet from the Sheridan Light Rail Station on the West Line into Union Station and closer still to Dry Gulch Bike Path, directly adjacent.
“This is a European-style neighborhood, created for a bikeable, small-town feel,” says developer Doug Elenowitz with Trailbreak Partners, who’s ridden his bike from here down to REI in nine minutes. Trailbreak and its builder-partner DIRC Homes have pioneered similar new-urban village concepts in north Boulder; as have project designers at Rhap Architecture.
Jeff Plous with ONE Realty, who’ll show you a virtual reality presentation at West Line Village’s sales center, 2536 15th Street in LoHi, raves about the transit-oriented site, now under construction for its first phase of 28 homes (24 are already under contract).
“Some of those buyers really don’t want to get in a car, but they also don’t want to live downtown,” Plous says. “They want to hear the birds chirp.”
Nevertheless, all homes at West Line Village will get a one-car or two-car garage – even a 2-bedroom/bath-and-a-half plan priced from the low $300s (just four of those are available). Today Plous and his team open sales on the bulk of the Village’s Phase II homes, priced from the mid-to-upper $300s. Current buyers have given a particularly favorable response to a ‘Grand Central’ plan (all are named for train stations) with two bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths, plus an office, priced in Phase II from $375,000. They’ll also show you a 3-bedroom/3-1/2 bath ‘Concord’ – over 1,300 square feet from the low $400s.
Paul Malone, president of DIRC Homes, stresses that West Line Village is not a rowhome concept like those heavily represented around the Sloan’s Lake redevelopment, a mile northeast of here. Rather, these are townhouse-style condos, showing contemporary architecture but with traditional shed roofs and a more varied streetscape. All face out to a lane and have small yards that your golden-doodle may find more appealing than what row-homes offer.
Marketing manager Michaela Derenne points to two other advantages for residents: no monthly HOA dues (a metro district covers snow removal and yard maintenance) and a very accommodating approach to options and finishes. Plous will tell you about those few remaining Phase I plans that could have you in here by late spring, from the $410s.
You can drive by the site on W. Tenth near Depew Street; but the way to get onboard West Line Village is at the sales center, 2536 15th Street in LoHi. From Speer in downtown, take Wewatta north to 15th Street and head west into LoHi.