Realtor Skeptical About Boulder Condos At Landmark Lofts

landmarkelevation1.jpgHere’s an update on one of the Boulder Condos coming our way: The Landmark Lofts.

Landmark Lofts expected completion date is late this year (2008). Yeah, remember it’s already 2008! Prices range from the low $200’s to up around $700,000. Will this project be competition to the Boulder Condo project being built at The Peloton or The Walnut? Hard to say. It’s planned to be 103 condo units so it’s a bit smaller than The Peloton but not as small as The Walnut.

The project’s website claims that the location is in the ‘urban core’ of Boulder. I don’t know about you, but the frontage road along 28th street at Colorado isn’t exactly what I call the ‘urban core’. For students others interested in being in a convenient proximity to C.U. (that’s University of Colorado, Boulder if you’re out of town), the location which is supposed to be at the former First Christian Church location is right along Hwy 36 where it basically turns into 28th St. as you enter town from the Boulder Turnpike.

The Landmark Lofts website leaves something to be desired. There’s a lot of talk about the concept of mixed-use (my words), less commute time (from where?), and other features that are loosely tossed around without substance. For someone coming from out of the area that has no idea how Boulder’s layout really works, the info on the site makes a misleading representation.

This looks like it’s trying to be a combination of Prospect in Longmont meets Whittier Square (built in the mid 1980’s) with a wave to Gold Run and The Peloton. I hope someone’s put some thought behind this one because from what I can see, it’s a lot of hype and it could be a bust.

There’s a neat ‘virtual tour’ on the website that’s also a lot of flash but little substance. (pun intended) There’s nothing interactive about this tour as you get a 1960’s style ride through an artists rendering of what appears to be canyons of buildings with some spattering of grass and a few trees thrown in. Unless they intend on spending a TON of money on landscaping, the first 10 years at the place will be concrete canyon hell from what I can tell.

There’s supposed to be a grand opening on Jan 11th in the afternoon. I have a closing late that morning so if there’s time after we’re all done, I plan on stopping over for the first-hand look. I hope that I’m pleasantly surprised when I visit in person.

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2 Responses to “Realtor Skeptical About Boulder Condos At Landmark Lofts”

  1. Randy on January 10th, 2008 6:56 pm

    It’ll be interesting to see future info about this project as you’ve promised.

  2. Mark on October 7th, 2008 5:32 am

    Know anyone who purchased one of these a year ago whose condo is still not ready and no longer want it since it is taking them so long to finish it?

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