Apr 18, 2016
I normally don’t like to write reviews but I just had to based off of my experience with the front office at the Mezzo. All the ladies were wonderful, but Debbie was simply fabulous. She went above and beyond with each and every step throughout our experience. We had just three days to find a place to rent, pack and move. I figured we were going to have to settle, though I quickly found that I was wrong. Debbie helped so much in calming what was to be a very stressful time into a time where we were actually excited to move into what she described as a “community.” On top of everything, the move day was running super behind but once again Debbie went beyond the scope to ensure we were taken care of! The bottom line, if you’re looking for a great apartment in a wonderful location, don’t look anywhere else. This place will have you covered.
Apr 24, 2016
For the most part, I liked the location and our apartments (we had two different ones). They made us move once because they were renovating our apartment but they helped financially with moving within the building. And then we had to move out totally because they were renovating the whole building, just two years later...and, towards the end, I was so ready to move when they were renovating. They were anything but helpful. I am sure they had a ton of things going on with shutting down a quarter of the building at a time but...They shut down the laundry room and when it reopened many months later, they had the same broken down machines we always had. They never even tried to repair the machines that didn't work during the months they were closed. Because the option they offered for cleaners was over 10 times as expensive during the closing, we had to rent a car and drag our clothes out (which amazingly was cheaper than paying the cleaners to do 1/4 of my laundry for one week). They wouldn't let us reserve an elevator for our move out so we spent an extra $400 + dollars while our movers were charging us by the hour to wait for elevators. They didn't want to hear anything about any of this...it was like we no longer mattered as tenants since they were kicking everyone out anyhow. Before that, there were a few problems but this really soured me on the whole place. I would not recommend! Before the end, we had noisy neighbors constantly and they didn't seem to be able to do anything. And they didn't return phone calls so going to the office seemed to be the only way to get an answer most of the time. The maintenance staff were friendly but we never knew if they would show up when we called. Sometimes, it was days or weeks later. We had toilet and drain and water issues the whole time we lived there. Brown water from the taps was normal some weeks. And the water would be shut off a lot. I think the pipes were supposed to get fixed in the big renovation but...
Apr 26, 2016
I have lived in the Mezzo/Archer for about 8 months now. I'm 20 years old and attend UCD. My experience here has been okay. The maintenance folks are some the nicest people I've met, and they've been very responsive. Management seems just fine to me. Yes, it's expensive to live here, but it's pretty safe (as long as you stay away from the window when you hear gunshots outside, which is common). The only problem I have at the building itself is the thin walls and gaps under the doors. My neighbors down the hall had an atrocious fight at 2 AM on a Monday and everyone woke up. More importantly, anytime someone smokes cigarettes or weed, it leaks into my room. I moved to the Mezzo because it is a non-smoking complex and I am recovering from tracheal cancer. I have to stuff towels around the door and block off the bathroom vent to keep smoke from leaking into my living space. Other than that, the Mezzo is pretty good. Now, Capitol Hill is a different story. I almost got stabbed ON THE 0 BUS my way to school recently. Also, I was nearly raped on TWO different occasions while transferring buses on Colfax and Broadway. Thank goodness I have my stun gun. Cap Hill is not safe for young women. If you are a female college student, carry a stun gun and DO NOT EVER TAKE THE BUS. Ever. It's better to scrape up the money to park and drive. If you don't have a car to safely transport yourself, don't move to Cap Hill. Move someplace near the light rail. It's a little safer than the bus. Be cautious because the guy who tried to stab me is still on the loose. So are my would-be rapists. I'm not trying to scare you folks, but I want you to know the truth. Capitol Hill, like any metro area of any city, is not safe. Take care.
Mar 24, 2016
I am a former tenant of the Mezzo/Archer and was living there for 2 years. I thought I should write a review because when I was looking for an apartment, I find it difficult to get fair reviews of an apartment building. The reviews are usually from people who have bad experiences or just a short one sentence "STELLAR" review. It doesn't seem balanced so here are my two cents: The location for the apartment is great. It's in Cap Hill, closed to downtown, Cheesman Park, you can zip to 6th or I-25 if you commute fairly quickly. People who chose to live in Cap Hill area for a particular set of reasons and most I would say, want to experience that city-living experience in a cool area. Having said that, the trade off for you to have this experience is that parking is a pain and and you're paying a slightly higher price per square footage. If you spent some time hunting for apartment, you would know that the price for the apartment is MARKET price. Whether you think the price is worth it for the apartment, that's up to you to decide base on your finances, etc. But at the end of the day, it's the average price of what a studio/1-bedroom will cost you in Cap Hill area. The parking garage is expensive, yes, but the staffs at the Mezzo/Archer will point out to you how you can apply for a residential parking permit that allows you to bypass some street parking restrictions. It is also an older building with lots of tenants. So if you have never live in a crowded area, of course you'll complain about the people/noise etc. Welcome to city living. The cleaning staffs only clean once a day in the morning, so OBVIOUSLY during the course of the day, if someone spilled something in the elevator and doesn't have the decency to clean it up themselves, you are going to get a sticky dirty floor at the end of the day. I find that it depends on what floor you are on and who your neighbors are. My floor was quiet and peaceful. The only problem I have is with my neighbors not closing their doors quietly and just let it slam when they're leaving, but that's a pet-peeved of mine. But my friend who also live in the same building on a different floor has problem with the neighbor's dog constantly yapping. I do admit that the pets issue in the apartment has gotten a bit out of control. There are quite a few irresponsible pet owners in the building. I am a dog owner so I do find it upsetting when I am hearing a dog whining constantly inside an apartment or barking from being out in the balcony at night. I think the management needs to be a bit stricter on these pets owner and complaints. Over all, the studio apartment are on the small side but again, it is within standard of the Cap Hill area. Management are nice to me but I don't interact with them that often and only via email mostly. It's kind of a luck of the draw with your neighbors. The tenants are representatives of Cap Hill area, whatever that means to you but it's a "diverse" group of people. My biggest con for the building has to be its elevators. They are older and having so many people, they are bound to have bouts of breakdown. There will be days when you're just standing in front of the elevator waiting for 15 minutes for any of them to come down. You'll learn to hate your fellow neighbor for NOT walking that 3 flights of stairs and taking your elevator space.
Mar 25, 2016
WOW. I am completely surprised about some of the reviews that I am reading on here. I have lived at The Mezzo for two years and just signed another year lease. I am super happy here! First let's just start with the location. It is smack in the middle of Denver and Capital Hill is a beautiful historic neighborhood. Everything is within 15-20 minutes walking distance, Cheeseman Park, Downtown, Civic Center, South Broadway and a hop skip and a jump to the Speer Bike Trail. The neighborhood is filled with a variety of people including, yes some young people, but plenty of young/middle aged professionals (including myself) who are all very respectful, friendly and kind. As far as the building, I have zero concerns about it being a 'frat house' feel. My floor is pretty much silent at night and yes, there are people hanging out and chilling on the roof...including me! A group of neighbors and I even have weekly hangout sessions and everyone is super cool and I am constantly meeting new neighbor/buddies. It is the best rooftop around with pretty much 360 views of Denver, awesome gym and inside space with partial kitchen. Sure my studio is small, but everything is updated and works and is plenty of space for me and my doggy. As far as the rent price...ummm, this is Denver people! 101,000 people moved here in 2015 alone and the rent/real estate prices are obviously impacted, but this is nothing crazy or out of the ordinary for this location. The maintenance staff is incredible! I schedule my issues online and they are in and out with everything fixed in no time. Plus they are so sweet and always smile and say hello when I see them. Last but definitely not least are the girls in the leasing office! Mallory and Debi are freaking awesome and go above and beyond to ensure that the tenants are happy, have everything that they need and always do it with a smile and a genuine concern of wanting to ensure that we are taken care of here. I love chatting with them so much that I pretty much stop in every day just to say hi to them because they are just that awesome. The one downside is definitely the parking situation. But it is Cap Hill so yeah. I definitely recommend getting a parking pass or paid spot in the neighborhood. Seriously, if you want to experience all of the awesomeness that Denver has to offer then you have to give this place a shot. If these things bother you then you probably belong in the burbs...just sayin ;)