CU Boulder Moves Ahead on Sprawling Student Housing Site

By Eric Althoff

BOULDER, Colo.—Property development firm Landmark Properties is developing a 15-acre site adjacent to the University of Colorado Boulder campus, which will soon be the home to The Standard at Boulder, a 936-bed student housing complex that also entails a six-acre “green space.”  The developer’s own Landmark Construction arm will build the housing building, located at 1345 28th Street, from a design by the Denver-based architect Shears Adkins Rockmore—also known as SAR+.

Prior to constructing the 447,000-square-foot residential building, Landmark will first demolish the Harvest House Hotel, which exists on the same site.  When completed, The Standard will feature 303 student apartments across its four stories in various floor plans from studio to four bedrooms.  Some living units will have private balconies, and the building will also offer nearly 30,000 square feet of various amenities including rooftop decks, study lounges, a club room and nearly 350 parking spaces that include electric vehicle charging stations.

Landmark’s plans entail the incorporation of various green spaces as well, encompassing 6 acres adjacent to Boulder Creek.  The developer will also enhance parts of Boulder Creek Path, which stretches from the campus into downtown Boulder’s entertainment and dining district.  Various seating areas and other amenities for the green space are planned.

“The Boulder market in general has had a shortage of new housing supply, and the university housing market specifically has been especially supply-constrained,” Wes Rogers, president and CEO of Landmark Properties, said of his company’s work at CU Boulder.  “The location presented the perfect opportunity to bring much-needed student housing to the area while creating a highly unique six-acre public greenspace adjacent to Boulder Creek and the Boulder Creek Path.

“We were drawn to this site because of its proximity to the CU Boulder campus and the convenient access to a variety of built-in neighborhood amenities.”

Construction is anticipated to be complete in time for the Fall 2027 academic term.

“At Landmark, we pride ourselves in providing a great experience to our customers at each of our properties, and that experience begins at the construction stage,” Rob Amaya, project manager with Landmark Construction, said in a subsequent statement emailed to ӰԺ.  “That is especially true of our Boulder project, where our team and the City have worked tirelessly to coordinate construction activities on site.”

“It’s not every day that we have the opportunity to include such an incredible amount of green space for resident and public use,” added Rogers.  “And, to do so while also providing new housing options for CU Boulder students makes this deal a true win-win for students and the community at large.”

Landmark specializes in construction, development and operation of high-end residential communities.  The company is based in Athens, Georgia, with another office in Atlanta.  Their portfolio entails over 70,000 beds at 115 residential communities.