Principal, Licensed Architect and General Contractor
Chris Achenbach is founder of Urban Roots Development, Inc and is committed to crafting sustainable, profitable, outside-of-the-box, mixed-use development projects. As a licensed Architect and Class A General Contractor, Chris brings technical know-how together with extensive experience developing some of the most sustainable and successful projects in the Denver region.
Before Urban Roots, Chris co-founded Zocalo Community Development, Inc where he served as Principal for 12 years, overseeing the design, development, and construction of numerous signature mixed-use and residential projects throughout the area. These projects helped shape the character of Denver’s redeveloping neighborhoods, and delivered record breaking financial returns while redefining the role of sustainability in large scale, institutional sized development projects.
Chris’s project experience includes Solera, downtown Denver’s first LEED Gold high-rise apartments; 2020 Lawrence, 231 units and LEED Gold in the ballpark neighborhood; Cadence, a pioneering 13 story LEED Gold apartment building in the heart of Denver Union Station; Coda Cherry Creek, 12 stories and 182 units of LEED Gold high-style living in Denver’s finest urban neighborhood, and The Grove Stapleton, 160 LEED Gold apartments for residents 55 and older