Central @ 29th, a joint—venture development in the Mapleton-Fall Creek Neighborhood

At the November MFCNA meeting the Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation presented the progress and plans for the project at Central and 29th. The membership in attendance at the meeting voted their support of the project in a unanimous vote.

A recap of the presentation is below:

The Central @ 29th Project Team

  • Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation, co-developer
  • BWI, co-developer
  • Cripe, architect (affordable units)/engineer
  • RG Collaborative, owner’s representative
  • Rottmann Collier, architect (commercial/retail, market rate units)
  • Shiel Sexton Companies, construction manager

1950s central at 29th

The desire to revive our neighborhood to resemble the bustling community it once was is the inspiration for this mixed-use development.

Looking at the existing site:

existing site2

It is 5.5 acres, abandoned buildings, Brownfields (remediation is in process), Traffic modifications have been happening (Central Ave. is now a two-way), Trails, focus on Transit Oriented Development, and has been re-zoned to C-3-C.

TIF Improvements are in process and planned for more to come:


Improvements are: Alleys (blue), Parking lots, Stormwater, utilities (orange), and site beautification (green). The white are the structure locations.

The Proposed Project, Developer Improvements:


Affordable housing development, commercial/retail development, Market rate housing development, real estate acquisition, and senior housing development.

This will happen in two phases. Phase one is two buildings at 127,440 Sf and Phase Two – three buildings at 126,621 sf. 151 Parking spaces, Playground, and a picnic shelter.

In Phase one (the orange buildings) there will be 114 affordable rent units, the picnic shelter and playground.

In Phase two (the yellow buildings), there will be commercial/retail and affordable and market rate units.

Phase photos below:

Birdseye view of phase one looking south

Eye level view of phase one looking south

Birdseye view of phase one looking north

Birdseye view of phase one looking north

Eyelevel view of Phase 2 looking northeast

Eye level view of Phase 2 looking northeast

Birdseye view of phase 2 looking north (building faces Fall Creek)

Birdseye view of phase 2 looking north (building faces Fall Creek)

The goal is to have a market/grocery located in this structure, among other retail offerings.

If you have questions, comments, suggestions, feel free to contact Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation’s Leigh Riley Evans or BWI – Gary Hobbs.

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