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Traverse Apartments brings 281 sorely needed rental units to the Denver area

Traverse Apartments brings 281 sorely needed rental units to the Denver area

Nestled between downtown Denver and the Rockies, the property, designed by KTGY, creates connections between modern living and traditional design.

By KTGY | December 27, 2022
Traverse Apartments interior, Lakewood, Colo. PHOTO: Helix Media 360°
Interior of the Traverse Apartments, Lakewood, Colo. PHOTO: Helix Media 360°

KTGY, a full-service architecture, branding, interiors, and planning firm focused on residential, retail, hospitality, and mixed-use developments, recently announed the opening of Traverse Apartments, a Class A apartment community in Lakewood, Colo. 

Traverse Apartments offers 281 units ranging from 391 to 1,157 sf in studio and one- and two-bedroom floor plans. Amenities include a rooftop patio with sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains and downtown Denver, a swimming pool and hot tub, courtyard lounges, pet spa, coworking area, yoga room, and fitness center.

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Traverse Apartments residents have access to the Sheridan Station RTD light rail. PHOTO: Helix Media 360°



“Traverse Apartments provided an opportunity for KTGY to contribute to a revitalizing area,” said Nathan Sciarra, AIA, principal at KTGY. “By embracing the surrounding suburban neighborhood, beautiful views and recreational opportunities unique to Lakewood, we were able to design a Class A, high-density community that seamlessly blends urban-suburban living to meet the needs of residents.” 

Inspired by the desire to create connections, Traverse Apartments is designed to combine the conveniences of urban dwelling and the local landscape. The community offers direct access to the Sheridan Station RTD light rail station as well as the Lakewood Dry Gulch trail, which connects to the larger Denver trail system and is available to pedestrians and bicyclists.

The property also features a bike maintenance amenity and 361 parking spaces to accommodate various recreational and commuting preferences, along with the ability for future retail conversion along the light rail path. 

Drawing inspiration from its surroundings, Traverse Apartments references the design of nearby 1950s and 1960s-style single-family homes as well as newly developed townhomes to blend a modern design with traditional features. Aluminum elements flow through the façade, while muted brick tones are highlighted with splashes of color to seamlessly weave the new with the old in an eye-catching design. 

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Pool deck at Traverse Apartments, which offers studio and one- and two-bedroom rentals. PHOTO: Helix Media 360°



A steep property grade led to the development of a seven-story parking garage, largely out of sight yet still easily accessible to residents. Designed to maximize unit and community spaces while providing ample parking, the parking garage is built into the property grade to maintain the exterior façade and optimize community views.  

KTGY incorporated a public plaza, a gift to the community, to be used as an events space to further connect the existing community to the building. The ground floor also features flexible space that can later be converted into small retail shops along the path to the light rail station. 

KTGY partnered with an ownership group, including Trailbreak Partners, T.O.D. Properties, and Highland Development.   


Founded in 1991, KTGY is a full-service architecture, branding, interiors, and planning firm specializing in residential, retail, hospitality, and mixed-use environments. The firm and its work are guided by a continuous focus on innovation, creativity, collaboration, and a deep responsibility we feel toward enhancing communities and neighborhoods. KTGY architects, designers, and planners combine big-picture opportunities, leading-edge sustainable practices ,and impeccable design standards to create memorable destinations of enduring value. Visit www.ktgy.com

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