DENVER (CBS4) – A developer may have found a solution to the apartment shortage in Denver by turning the former Hotel VQ near Sports Authority Field at Mile High into a building full of micro apartments.

The old Hotel VQ (credit: CBS)

The old Hotel VQ (credit: CBS)

The old Hotel VQ located just north of Sports Authority Field is about to undergo a major transformation. General contractor I-Kota is in the process of turning the 13-floor 1960s building into a visionary complex of micro apartments — the first in Denver.

“Before they were simply hotel rooms, and they’ve got to accomplish a whole lot more with this structure today,” said Kevin Charlson, I-Kota Vice President of Operations.

The plan is to create what’s called “turntable studios.” The vast majority of units fill just 330 square feet.

(credit: I-Kota)

(credit: I-Kota)

Designed for affordability, the high-end efficiencies will pack everything into a small space, including a typical bathroom, kitchen and balcony.

“They’re going to be nice, you know, it’s going to be comfortable here,” James Gomez with I-Kota said.

The 10-month project started in November and is scheduled to be finished by Sept 1.

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