Historic Tammen Hall To Become Affordable Senior Housing
St. Joseph Hospital unveiled plans recently to redevelop historic Tammen Hall in partnership with MGL Partners/Solvera Advisors, The Neenan Co. and St. Joseph’s parent organization, SCL Health. The building, which is on the hospital’s campus at 1010 East 19th Ave. in Denver, will become affordable independent senior housing.
St. Joseph Hospital recently sold the building to MGL Partners/Solvera Advisors as the project developer, with The Neenan Co. as the design-build partner.
The repurposed Tammen Hall will be complete in early 2019. The 52K SF, eight-story facility will feature 49 one- and two-bedroom rental apartments for income-qualified seniors 62 and older.
Originally built in 1930 as a nurse dormitory for Children’s Hospital, Tammen Hall was named after Harry Tammen, the first publisher of the Denver Post.
The building was later converted to office space for Children’s Hospital until the hospital moved to the Fitzsimons Campus in Aurora in 2007, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The exterior and interior renovations will comply with National Park Service standards. Among the spaces to be preserved are a theater and a community room that will be available for neighborhood meetings and events, along with the historic entry and foyer. A rooftop deck with mountain and city views will be added to the property.