Berkeley restaurants

Three-story building on tap for former restaurant property in Denver’s Berkeley neighborhood – The Denver Post

Groundbreaking is imminent for a former restaurant in Berkeley.

Developer John Cianci and his partner Mike Carnes, also a U-Collective broker, plan to begin construction in the coming weeks on a three-story residential project at 3301 W. 38th Ave.

The half-acre lot previously housed a stand-alone restaurant building, which the couple recently demolished. The property has been vacant for years since a Thai restaurant left.

Cianci and his partners originally purchased the property in September 2018 for $2.6 million. Carnes said he later bought out the other partners.

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The lot at 3301 W. 38th Ave., the former home of a Thai restaurant, sold for $2.6 million.

Carnes said the project had gone through several iterations, which first called for condominiums and then a 76-room hotel. At one point the property planned to incorporate underground parking.

“We’ve fully adjusted the plan,” Carnes said.

Carnes said he and Cianci removed underground parking and instead were not building to the north end of the lot, leaving room for surface parking.

The ground floor will feature 7,000 square feet of retail space. The upper floors will have 44 residential units, although Carnes said exactly how those units will be managed is still up in the air. MmD Architecture, based in Wheat Ridge, is the architect for the project.