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New Eagle Rock housing proposed for “Pillarhenge”

EAGLE ROCK — It’s been nearly a decade since work stopped on a block-long, live-work project along the eastern end Colorado Boulevard. The row of unfinished concrete columns and rusting steel rebar became known as “Pillarhenge,” an eyesore that defied years of efforts to have it developed or at least cleaned up. But now it looks like something is finally going to get built on the ruins of Pillarhenge.

A filing with the Planning Department seeks city permission to build a mixed use project that is much more dense than current zoning would allow. The summary says the project will consist of 26 market rate units, two of which will be reserved for very-low income residents. In contrast, the project that was abandoned in 2008 consisted of 17 live-work units.

Few other details were included in the online summary.

The Planning Department filing comes about a year after a buyer paid $1.9 million for the property, which stretches on the south side of Colorado between Linda Rosa Avenue and Holbrook Street.

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6 comments

  1. How did that hungry baby bird sculpture get on top of that pillar? Who is the artist? That thing is great!

  2. Oh, please, please, please let that eye-sore be made into something nice to look at!

    And with some decent retail options… would be a nice bridge from Fig to the rest of the shops on Colorado.

  3. I thought those were the Piller’s of Eagle Rock.

  4. Wasn’t that 10 year old project already a proposed reuse/rehab for the pillars of the half-finished retaining wall? How bad is the soils report that during the current housing boom it couldn’t get built?!

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