Hartman Ely Investments
creating sustainable communities

Boston Lofts

The Boston Lofts is a conversion of the historic Boston Building and Kistler Building into an affordabel rental loft community of 158 units with ground floor reatil shops. The project involved extensive interior revisions to combine different floor elevationsand layouts of two adjacent buildings into one cohesive plan surrounding a restored interior courtyard. An adjacent parking garage was also acquired as part of the project scope.
The project was financed with a 40 year HUD mortgage, a grant from the Colorado State Historical Fund , tax increment financing from retail sales from the Denver Urban Renewal Authority, historic preservation tax credits and owner equity. Jim Hartman was instrumental in the project being listed on the National Register of Historic Places and receiving the State Historical Grant.

National Properties, Developer
Jim Hartman, Architect for the initial design/build competition and Development Manager for National Properties.


Location: Denver Colorado
Project Size: 172,000 GSF
Project Cost: $23,000,000
Status:completed in 1998