A city center in the suburbs

Best, Allen
November 2005
High Country News;11/14/2005, Vol. 37 Issue 21, p13
This article presents information about the Alexan City Center, a 480-unit apartment complex in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. Alexan City Center is one of metro Denver's most prominent examples of transit-oriented development. It is located near a light-rail station. The complex is part of a redevelopment project on the site of a former shopping center. It has a gym, a library, and a museum, along with other urban facilities such as coffee shops, pubs and restaurants. Rents differ from $700 for a one-bedroom to $1,300 for a three-bedroom. In comparison to local standards, it is high, but tenants feel that they more than make up the difference in reduced transportation costs. The complex is predominantly occupied by young singles, but it also attracts some couples and older people. Vicki Abrams, a young single who works as a leasing agent, likes to live here because of the light-rail connection. She says that she likes the urban environment, with concerts, the corner pub and a grocery store just a short walk away.


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