Developer presents Urban Village’s final phase

At the May meeting of the Lowry Hill East (Wedge) Neighborhood Association, Brighton Development Corp. unveiled plans for the land along the 2800 block of Colfax Avenue South, as part of the Urban Village project. The neighborhood board voted to support the conceptual redevelopment, which includes 60 condo units, some affordable by city standards.

The Urban Village project is a 257-unit development along the 2800 blocks of Aldrich to Dupont avenues, split into three distinct projects. Brighton’s prospective development is the last.

The first project is the now-occupied Midtown Lofts, a 72-unit condo project between Bryant and Colfax avenues on the 2800 block along the Midtown Greenway’s northern edge. Country Home Builders plans 71 lofts and 54 town homes in the project’s second phase, on the 2800 block between Aldrich and Bryant.

Brighton’s project is on land Bennett Lumber currently owns.

Danielle Salus, a Brighton assistant project manager, said the company is still negotiating a land sale and hope to strike a deal soon – because other developers have approached Bennett.

Salus said Brighton would be ready to start work upon purchase, hopefully as early as six months from now. She said she’d be back before the neighborhood again with more project information. For more information about Brighton, visit www.brightondevelopment.com/.