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9/6/13 - PM Realty Group recently announced that development of a 32 story apartment tower would begin later this year. The project, currently called Confluence, will be located at 2166 15th Street near the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River. The project will include 288 units in the tower and an adjacent 6 story lowrise building. The project will be approximately 350 feet tall and include "high end" ground floor retail. Completion is anticipated in 2015. Here are a couple of renderings:



8/7/13 - Slipstream Properties of Denver has started redevelopment of the southern side of Colfax Avenue between Corona and Downing Streets. The project, called Colfax Marketplace, includes the refurbishment of an existing three story building on the eastern portion of the site into 28 apartment units and 7,000 square feet of ground floor retail. A second phase, planned to start construction in March of 2014, will include a five story mixed use building on the western portion of the site that will include 74 apartment units and another 7,000 square feet of retail. Structured parking will also be provided. The project architect is the Denver office of KTGY. Here is a rendering of the second phase of the project:



7/18/13 - Elkco Properties of Denver is planning a small, but exciting mixed-use project at 999 South Logan Street just north of I-25. The 3 story project will include 24 apartment units, 9,000 square feet of office and 2,900 square feet of retail. The project will also include 50 parking spaces located under and behind the building. The architect is the Mulhern Group of Denver. The project should start construction within the next 2 months and should be finished in mid-2014. Here is a rendering of the project:



6/4/13 - The John Madden Company is planning a new office building in the Greenwood Plaza area adjacent to the Fiddler's Green Amphitheater in Greenwood Village. The 15 story, 360,000 square foot project named Palazzo Verdi II is proposed to start construction in late 2013 or early 2014. The building has been designed by Fentress Architects of Denver. Here is a rendering of the project:



5/15/13 - A new 12 story mixed-use building will soon be under construction at the southeast corner of 1st Avenue and Steele Street in Cherry Creek. The project, to be called Steele Creek, will include 232 luxury apartments and 16,000 square feet of retail space. Three floors of structured parking will also be provided. The developer is BMC Investment of Denver. The architect is The Housing Studio of Charlotte, NC. Construction should be complete by 2015. Here is a rendering of the project:



5/7/13 - D4 Urban LLC of Denver hopes to start construction on Alameda Station Village, a 275 unit apartment project, in late 2013. The project, a TOD pilot project being developed with assistance from RTD, will replace the existing Alameda light rail station plaza and surface parking lots located near Alameda Avenue and Cherokee Street south of downtown. The two 5 story buildings will be located above structured parking with 280 spaces. A small retail corner will be provided at the south end of the project near the primary transit access area. A lawn area for project residents will also be developed. The project has been designed by Kephart Architects. Here is a rendering of the project, as well as the site plan:



4/17/13 - As with many projects first announced prior to the last recession and then put on hold, 1801 Wewatta is now being marketed again. However, this time around the project in the Union Station neighborhood is proposed to include leased office space rather than for-sale office condominiums. The new version of the office building is proposed to include 190,000 square feet of space, including approximately 20,000 square feet of retail and structured parking with 195 spaces for tenants. The developer, Resolute Investments, hopes to break ground on the 140 foot tall building during the first half of 2014. Here is the latest rendering of the project (left), along with the original version proposed in 2007 (right):



4/13/13 - Bentall/Kennedy, the developer of 1900 16th Street, plans to add 158 apartment units on top of the existing parking structure located at the corner of 15th and Delgany Streets adjacent to the office building. The 7 stories of apartments would be located above the 6 story parking structure creating a 13 story building. As part of the project, retail will be located in the vacant space that currently exists at the corner of 15th and Delgany. Bentall/Kennedy hopes to start construction on the project within the next 12 to 18 months. Here is a rendering of the project, currently known as the Millennium Bridge Apartments:



4/2/13 - Downtown Denver is not the only part of the metro area to experience a boom in multifamily development. Downtown Lakewood, in particular Belmar, will soon see the development of three projects that will collectively add 384 units over the next 2 years. The largest of these project will include 220 units on two blocks in one 4 and 5 story building and a series of three story buildings. The developer is Holland Partners, which is building several other projects in the metro area. Construction should start in the fall of this year. Here are a couple of renderings:

The second project is being planned by Metro West Housing Solutions and will include 130 mixed-income units designed for seniors in a 4 story building with below grade parking. The project, Cityscape at Belmar, should start construction in late 2013 or early 2014. Here is a rendering:

The final project will include a number of townhomes to be developed by David Weekley Homes. 22 of the units will be located on a single block. 12 others will be located at two other locations within Belmar. Construction on the first units should start in the fall of this year. Here is a rendering of the largest block of units:



3/27/13 - East West Partners of Denver is planning to start construction later this year on a 10 story building at 1800 16th Street, also known as the Triangle Building, in the Union Station neighborhood. The 324,000 square foot building will include ground floor retail, 9 floors of office and 2 floors of below grade parking. The project architect is Anderson Mason Dale. Here are a few renderings:



3/11/13 - As announced last year (see the post dated 5/18/12), Columbia Group Limited is planning to begin construction of a small, but important infill project at 1500 Market Street in the third quarter of this year. The group recently released the final design for the 36,400 square foot, 5 story project. The building is proposed to include 27 parking spaces in a below grade level, ground floor retail with 8,500 square feet, and 4 floors of office space with 28,400 square feet. The building architect is open studio of Denver. Here are the newest renderings of the project:



3/9/13 - Prime West Development of Denver is proposing the development of a 16 story building in southeast Denver. One Belleview Station, to be located at the northwest corner of Union Avenue and I-25 will include 340,000 square feet of office space. The 215 foot tall building will be within walking distance of its namesake - the Belleview light rail station. The Belleview Station area will also include 2,000 residential units (357 of which are under construction and another 300 will start construction soon), 250,000 square feet of retail, and 2.2 million square feet of office. The architect for this particular building is Gensler. The contractor is Weitz Construction. Construction is planned to begin in the fall of this year. Here are a couple of renderings of the project:



3/6/13 - In 2012 Nichols Partnership and Galvanize, a non-profit, opened a new IT co-work facility in the existing Rocky Mountain Bank Note building in the Golden Triangle. The concept has been so sucessful that the two groups are planning to develop a new facility in the Platte Valley on Platte Street between 16th and 17th Streets. Galvanize 2.0 is proposed as a 5 story building with a ground floor restaurant and 4 floors of co-working space. The building, designed by open studio architecture of Denver will include 60,000 square feet of space. Construction is planned to start in the third quarter of 2013. Here are a couple of renderings:



2/17/13 - Denver developer Jim Sullivan is proposing a new 7 story, 90,000 square foot office and retail building at 245 Columbine Street in the Cherry Creek North area. The building would be located at the site of the former Cherry Creek post office, which has been vacant for the last three years. The project will require a rezoning, but the requested zoning would be consistent with a recent rezoning across the street for the 250 Columbine project (See the 4/3/12 entry on the Older Posts page). This project, designed by klipp Architects, will also include several floors of below grade parking. Here is a rendering of the proposed project:



1/29/13 - About a month ago Charles Schwab announced that the company would add 480 employees in the Denver area and build a new campus in Lone Tree that would accomodate up to 2,100 workers. The details of the campus have now been released. It will include three 5 story buildings, each containing 187,000 square feet of space. The campus will also include an amenity building between the three office buildings that will include administrative activities, meeting rooms and an employee cafe. The amenity building will be built into the grade on the site and include a green roof that doubles as a park area. An amphitheater will also be provided on the site. A future light rail station on the southeast line will be located adjacent to the site. At the time the station is opened, three retail buildings will be added to the site to create an urban campus. Structured parking will be provided on the campus in phases as the urbanization is completed. The campus will be built in two phases - the first will include the amenity area, two of the office buildings and one parking structure. The third office building will be added later. The first phase is proposed to be completed in late 2014. The project has been designed by Fentress Architects of Denver. Here are a couple of renderings of the campus:



1/17/13 - Mill Creek Residential Trust will break ground this summer on a new 6 story apartment project in the Prospect neighborhood. The 2100 Delgany project will include 187 units with below grade parking. The project architect is Shears Adkins and Rockmore. Completion is expected in mid 2014. Here are a couple of renderings:



11/29/12 - In March of 2012, Hines Development and their local partner Jordan Perlmutter & Company annouced the development of 1601 Wewatta. Since that time, the design of the building and plaza, and size of the building have been finalized. The 10 story, 153 foot tall project will include 284,000 square feet of office space, 17,000 square feet of retail space, and 402 parking spaces in 4 floors located below grade. A 6,000 square foot plaza will be provided at the corner of 16th and Wewatta Streets. The project will be reviewed by the Denver Planning Board in early December. Construction should begin in late spring 2013, with completion expected in mid 2014. Below is a rendering of the building as viewed from 16th and Wewatta, and a rendering of the plaza area:



11/23/12 - Another exciting project is on the way in the fast developing Union Station neighborhood. The latest project is planned by Continuum Partners and is proposed for the southeast corner of 16th and Wewatta Streets directly adjacent to the future commuter rail terminal and the 1650 Wewatta apartment tower detailed in the 9/13/12 post below. This project will include 65,000 square feet of office and 22,000 square feet of retail in a 5 story building, as well as a 160 room, 9 story hotel. The retail space will have access from 16th Street, as well as directly from the commuter rail platforms. Construction is proposed to start in late spring of 2013, with completion scheduled for mid 2014. As always, here are a couple of renderings of the project. The rendering on the left shows the 16th Street view, and the rendering on the right gives an aerial perspective:



11/19/12 - Snavely Development is planning the construction of a 16 story apartment building in the Golden Triangle at 10th Avenue and Speer Boulevard. The 224 unit apartment building will replace a previously planned condominium tower that was to be located on the same site. The 19 story condominium building was planned by Snavely in late 2007. However, due to the change in the market, an apartment building is being considered more appropriate at this time. The project architect is Page Southerland Page. The contractor is GE Johnson. Construction is proposed to start in April of 2013. Here is a preliminary rendering of the project:



11/12/12 - Here is a recent photo of the construction taking place surrounding Denver's historic Union Station. The first supports for the commuter rail train shed can be seen just to the left of the station. Additionally, the two tower cranes for the IMA headquarters building and One Union Station can be seen on either side of the station. Below the photo are renderings of the two buildings (IMA on the left and One Union Station on the right). The Union Station area is developing rapidly! Look for at least 4 more projects to start construction in the area within the next 6 months!



10/7/12 - The University of Colorado at Denver will soon be getting it's first new building on the Auraria Campus in nearly 25 years. The building, currently referred to as the Academic Building One, will be located at the northwest corner of Larimer Street and Speer Boulevard. The 128,000 square foot building will be 5 stories in height along Larimer, with a 2 story wing along Speer. The project architect is Anderson Mason Dale of Denver. The $66 million building should be complete for the fall 2014 semester. Here is a rendering:



9/22/12 - Denver's apartment construction boom continues with the newest project to enter the building permit review process being Legacy at 22nd. The project is located on a half block between 21nd and 22nd Streets along Lawrence Street in the Arapahoe Square neighborhood. The developer of the 213 unit, 6 story building is Legacy Partners. The architect is KTGY. Construction should start late this year. Here is a rendering:






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