The HUB Update #1

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The HUB office development in River North recently broke ground, so it’s time for an update! The HUB will bring 250,000 square feet of office space (including HomeAdvisor‘s new corporate headquarters) and 25,000 square feet of retail to the block across the street from the 38th and Blake transit station. Before we get to the construction photos, we have a few updated renderings, courtesy of Gensler, the project architect, showing the view from 36th and Walnut looking north and the view from Downing and Walnut looking west. In between is a rendering of the outdoor terrace. The HUB is being developed by Beacon Capital Partners and Elevation Development Group, with Mortenson as the general contractor. In our introduction post on …

Aria Denver Update #2

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By Camron Bridgford As American cities continue an upward trajectory toward reinvestment—one catalyzed by a growing population of people favoring concentration over sprawl—we are faced with the prospect of knowing thy neighbor a little better. While fenced yards and expansive lawns will not (and should not) be done away with for all, those that choose to live in a denser environment are inevitably introduced to the wonderful, albeit messy, throngs of humanity—while leaving our apartment building; on our bike at the stoplight; during the ride on the transit system; via our walk to work. But what connection actually emerges from this close contact—and does it ever have the ability to create community? For instance, you often hear that New York …

New Project: Grandview LoHi

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A new for-sale residential condominium development is proposed for Denver’s Lower Highland district: Grandview LoHi. The project is located on Central Street between 17th Street and Central Court, one of two named alleys in this northwesternmost corner of the downtown street grid. Here’s a Google Earth aerial with the site location outlined: Grandview LoHi will include 48 homes in a five-story building along with 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Ample bicycle storage and 54 automobile parking spaces will also be provided. The fifth-floor units will be double in height with mezzanine levels and outdoor terraces. The project is being developed by Alpine Investments, with Cuningham Group as the architects. Here are two renderings by Cuningham, courtesy of the …

1880 Little Raven Update #4

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The development previously known as Parkside Apartments is now 1880 Little Raven, the 161-home community under construction by Holland Partner Group, the firm that is wrapping up construction on Union Denver a couple of blocks away. Located in Downtown Denver’s Riverfront Park area, 1880 Little Raven is on pace for a Spring 2018 opening. We’ve got some construction photos to share with you, plus… some new renderings! Let’s begin with the renderings, courtesy of Studio PBA, the project architect. In the first image we see the view of the corner at 19th and Little Raven. Notice the step-down from seven floors along the alley to four floors along Little Raven. The second image shows the view from Little Raven and …

Eviva Cherokee Final Update

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A modern high-rise in the Golden Triangle has been complete for some time now, so it is due for a final update. Eviva Cherokee, an 18-story, 274-unit apartment building took up a large surface parking lot on 13th and Cherokee Street and has had residents moving into the building since the spring. Let’s start our final update by exploring the back of the project from Bannock Street. The first photo shows the excellent contrast between the recently completed Kirkland Museum in the foreground with great, vibrant, warm colors, and Eviva Cherokee, a modern, blue glass building with cooler tones. As you move around the block, one element becomes apparent, the blank wall podium. Because this project is mid-block, and this …

1144 Fifteenth Update #23

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Downtown Denver’s most reflective skyscraper is looking more complete every day. 1144 Fifteenth, standing over 600 feet tall, is now starting to take shape and is beginning to answer a lot of questions about the final product. Most of the facade is now up adding a really large splash of glass to the skyline; as you can see in the cover photo, and panorama below. Not only does it have a very unique roofline, more on that later, it also takes many different forms on the skyline, depending where you are around the city. From the southwest, specifically the Auraria Campus, the building has a wide presence but the curved roof and rounded edges relieve some of the wideness. As …

New Project: DHA Headquarters

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A new office building, officially known as the Denver Housing Authority Collaborative Resource Center, is under construction in the La Alma-Lincoln Park neighborhood next to the 10th and Osage light rail station. The 11-story building represents the final piece of the Denver Housing Authority‘s successful Mariposa redevelopment. Below is a Google Earth aerial with the new building’s location outlined, followed by a bird’s-eye rendering, courtesy of the project architect Davis Partnership, showing the new building (just left of center) adjacent to the transit station. The new building will not only house DHA’s main offices, but it will also include room for non-profit organizations seeking office space at rates below market. Additionally, the ground floor will include the Mercado at Mariposa, …

2401 Blake Update #1

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Since its announcement back in March, 2401 Blake has been making some significant progress. Demolition of the existing structures is complete along with the excavation. When we stopped by this project last weekend, the first floor of the main structure was starting to go vertical. For this update, we will be exploring the project along Blake Street starting from the 24th Street side. The temporary red supports getting put in place are for ceiling of the first floor, which consists of a concrete structure. The building towards 25th street is also going vertical with the columns for the first floor now complete. 2401 Blake will top out at seven-stories and provide 241 apartment homes to the Ballpark neighborhood. Continue Reading      

Parq on Speer Update #3

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Formally known as Greystar Speer Boulevard, Parq on Speer is starting to see some vertical action. As a refresher, this is a 16-story, 302-unit apartment project going up right along Speer Boulevard while supplanting a very large surface parking lot. Head on over to our announcement post for a rendering refresher. The building will follow the curve around Bannock Street from Speer Boulevard making this a more “out of the box” project. Here are two additional views of the project along Bannock Street. Parq on Speer will contribute to a densifying Speer Boulevard streetwall as it’s neighbor Joule was recently completed and TriVista, just down the road, is well underway. Coming up next, we will be exploring another project down …