Blend and Transition
Oxford Station Apartments
Located adjacent to commuter rail, commercial rail, Route 85, and industrial sites, the Oxford Station Apartments is one of the first large Transit Oriented Design (TOD) projects to blend the transition from industrial to residential in Englewood, Colorado.
Due to its adjacency to rail and road, the building design utilizes large angular geometries meant to attract the interest of commuters passing at high speed. These forms draw their inspiration from many of the exposed metal structures of the surrounding industry as well as the previously existing metal warehouse buildings on the site. The sites industrial history is preserved with the retrofit of an existing bowstring truss warehouse into a fitness center and commercial space. Spilling out from the fitness center into the outdoor amenity area are salvaged metal truss columns re-purposed as shade structures. With its two apartment buildings, the combined 234 units will add further density to the RTD light rail station facilitating future TOD projects to follow in the adjacent area.