My Block Wash Park Apartments

Project Description

MEP Engineering was selected to provide design services for a new five-story apartment complex located on the corner of North Washington Street and Speer Boulevard in Denver’s residential Washington Park neighborhood. With approximately 90,000 SF and a total of 108 dwelling units, the complex also included one level of below-grade parking with additional parking at grade. The average size dwelling unit is approximately 650 square feet. Amenities included communal spaces for residents, an infinity pool, a rooftop cabana bar, a community grilling area, herb garden, and lobby and fitness areas at street level.


Platform at Union Station

Project Description

The Platform at Union Station project involved the design-build of a new 21-story high rise apartment building within the “A” Block development site at Union Station, an L-shaped parcel located between Wewatta and the historic station from 16th to 17th streets, in downtown Denver. Part of the largest transit-oriented redevelopment in the country, this apartment community features immediate access to the remodeled Union Station— one of the most extensive, diverse transportation hubs in the nation.

The building is 404,077 sq. ft., including 287-units, and sits atop a two-story, below-grade parking structure. Floors 5-21 house the apartment units; 69% of the apartment units are 1-bedrooms, 25% are 2-bedrooms, and 6% are studio apartments. The development includes three above-grade parking levels and two below-grade parking levels. The residential building includes a pool, fitness center, clubhouse and group restrooms on level 10, and a resident business center on level 11. Leasing office space is located on the ground level.


MileHouse Apartments

Project Description:

MEP Engineering was selected to provide services for a new mixed-use development on approximately 3.5 acres. The project included a five-story multifamily apartment complex that is approximately 372,000 square feet with a total of 350 dwelling units. The residential units incorporated 15-18 main unit types with location-specific variations. The buildings included amenity spaces to total approximately 11,000 square feet, a rooftop deck with a pool and approximately 32,700 square feet of retail space at grade level. The development will also include a parking structure with one level below grade and four levels above to with a capacity of 602 vehicles. The project received LEED Gold Certification in 2016.

Belleview Station is a pedestrian’s dream community. The development offers easy access to light rail, bike paths, open space, fine retail, ample dining and two major highways in case driving is an option. Developers predict, “Belleview Station will become the new heart at the intersection of the DTC and the City of Denver.” We are helping that heart to start beating.


MorningStar Senior Living at Ridgegate

Project Description

MEP Engineering was selected to provide design services for a new senior living and memory care facility. At 265,000 SF, the largest of the Haselden/MorningStar collaborations, MorningStar at RidgeGate was MEP’s first project to including independent living (124 units) in addition to assisted living (71 units) and memory care (29 units). The $51M project included all of MorningStar’s typical amenities, such as a salon, theater, chapel, library, activity center, fitness & wellness center, massage therapy room, game room, laundry, and general store. The facility also included several restaurants, enclosed courtyards with lush landscaping, outdoor patios with fireplaces, outdoor dining areas, outdoor activity areas, and a recreation-center style space built around a pool and hot tub. The project is located in the heart of RidgeGate, immediately across the street from the Lone Tree Arts Center and a brand new library branch set to open in 2016. Also, the project is only a block from RidgeGate’s shopping and dining districts


Stout Street Health Center

Project Description:

MEP Engineering was selected to provide design services for a new mixed-use development for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. The site incorporated three parcels of land that totaled approximately .97 acres. The facility consisted of a 5-story building with the first two floors built-out for a walk-in medical clinic and the top three levels incorporating all multi-family residential space. The walk-in clinic was 52,000 square feet split between the two floors and included primary medical, dental, eye, respite care, and mental health services.

The residential space included 78 dwelling units with 66 1-bedrooms and 12 2-bedrooms units. Located on the third level was a common space for the residence with 3,000 square feet and included an outdoor terrace. The residential lobby, property management and case management office area was located on the first level and consisted of 4,750 square feet. Site improvements included a courtyard, vehicle service court, at grade surface parking and 1-level of below-grade parking structure that accommodated a total of 112 spaces. The project achieved an Enterprise Green Communities certification. The construction cost was approximately $24 million.


CSU Pueblo Student Housing Building I, II and III

Project Description

MEP Engineering was selected by Colorado State University to provide mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering services for two new student housing facilities, located on their Pueblo Campus. These projects included two new 250 bed, three-story student housing facilities of approximately 80,000 square feet each. MEP services were completed in October 2010.

Technical Services Provided

MEP designed the main level student common to accommodate future students’ personal and social needs. We included: private study rooms, great rooms, private conference rooms, a convenient bistro and serving aisles, a cyber lounge, central laundry facilities, mail room, and reception and waiting areas. The mechanical system for the building incorporated a water source heat pump system originally designed with highly-efficient boilers and cooling towers. We planned the boilers and cooling towers to accommodate being transferred to a “Ground Source Geothermal System” which university representatives are considering installing. The project is registered with the USGBC and achieved “LEED GOLD Certification.”