The corner of Colorado Boulevard and College View in Eagle Rock is dominated by a five-story, 70-unit senior apartment building called Colorado Terrace. The building has been criticized by many Eagle Rock residents as being way too big – and bright. An exterior of shade of goldenrod makes this big building seem even bigger. There was plenty of concern among some residents when the owner of Colorado Terrace, Kurken Alyanakian of DDCM, announced plans to build another multistory and possibly equally colorful building next door. The Eagle Rock Association weighed in on the issue, declaring it had no problem with the size of the new building but requested that the developer adopt a more “neutral” palate for the new project as well as the existing senior apartment complex. In a letter to developer DDCM , TERA states:
“As the developer has acknowledged, the unfortunate color choice for the exterior accents the magnitude of the development and establishes an aesthetic disconnect with the surrounding neighborhood.”
The neighborhood group won a partial victory on the color choice. DDCM agreed to paint the new building in more “neutral tones,” according to the recent TERA newsletter. As for Colorado Terrace, TERA said the developer will plant more sidewalk greenery “to further soften the impact” of the existing building.
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