Bike racks and planters among upgrades planned for outside Chestnut Hall apartments

Artist's rendering of Chestnut Hall apartments following improvements to building's 39th Street-facing streetscape.

The Denver-based owner of the Chestnut Hall apartments in University City plans to spend up to $250,000 on improvements to the historic building’s 39th Street-facing streetscape, including new planters, bicycle racks and streetlights.

The enhancements, which are scheduled to begin within the first three months of 2018, are part of an effort to upgrade the look of the 3900 Chestnut St. building’s retail spaces ahead of talks with possible new additional tenants, Cindy Lempke, a spokeswoman for developer Aimco, said in an interview Tuesday.

Chestnut Hall’s current retail tenants include Beiler’s Donuts and the William Street Common bar. Aimco recently completed improvements to the building’s facade.

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