I've lived here for a year now and just signed up for another year, which should tell you something. The location's good -- Wash Park is a 10-minute walk south, good places to eat just minutes away to the west, Cherry Creek's bike/walk path is a block away to the north and you're surrounded by good bus routes. The building's apartments are pretty much standard size, but each has a balcony (mine has a good view of Pike's Peak). It's my understanding that most of the apartments have been recently renovated and the building's public areas (including a pool and a well-equipped fitness center) are well-kept. The staff is pleasant to work with and there's an active monthly social calendar.
I have lived at the CCTG for 7 months now and I really enjoy the amenities and community here. The staff has been very friendly and the service is good. The location is great for me because I work downtown but also because it is located in a quiet Wash Park neighborhood. It is pet friendly and there are always dog and human treats available after a good walk. The view from my apartment is great and there is a welcoming community of tenants.
Lived in the gardens 1bed, living room, dining room. No A/C (gets scorching hot) and in the winter you have no control over your heat as it's building controlled. So, you are constantly hot or cold depending on whether you can adjust your 30's style windows to regulate the temperature. If there is someone above you, you can hear everything... walking around, and if your neighbor talks loud you can hear them even talking. Watch when you go look at their demo room in the summer. They'll typically mention it's really hot in here for some reason like it's an abnormality. It's always hot. No garbage disposal, no dishwasher, no microwave, limited plugs, poor layout for any kind of furniture. The paint is laid on so thick and never scraped so, it has so many coats that when you move in it's freshly painted but, after a couple weeks of opening and closing doors you'll notice how the door sticks to the door jams eventually peeling away the paint in those areas within weeks. Hot water every so often would go out and back in while I was taking a shower to go to work. Look up Silverfish in google. These were all over the apartment and frequently found them in my bed. I was embarrassed to have anyone over. It wasn't until the day I moved in did they say "oh and by the way I have to let you know there is Asbestos (cancer causing: google it) in the building and lead paint... please sign here." Well after having no other choice but to be out on the street after already having given up my other place I was kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place. The renters market is so in their favor along with the location and lack of other places they don't really care. Expect your rent to go up 100-200$ a year unless you complain to the GM. It's not worth the money. 1080 plus 40 for whatever fees. They pay for the heat but, it's building controlled so they don't really have a choice. I'm sure part of that 40 goes to it. The garage frequently goes out if you get covered parking. Ok well I have said enough. I think this should be enough for anyone to check out another place. Again, I'm warning you it's not worth the money. The people that live here are cool but, that's about it. Oh and several other people have mentioned cockroaches in the Towers. Staff is pushy on getting you to sign the lease. You have 30 days with a 125 deposit. Deposit is gone however after 3 or 4 days if I remember correctly. I suggest you take that time to look for a better place. You also have to pay for Washer and Dryer FYI.
Best place to live in Wash Park with the best view.