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DenverInfill Blog by Ryan Dravitz - 22h ago

The Pullman, a new 14-story, 142-unit apartment project in Union Station, is all coming together as we are now able to get an idea of what the completed building will look like.

The facade of the apartment tower will feature two shades of brick, beige and black, along with a glass curtain wall on the upper floors. This is a very meticulous process but will yield great results once complete. Below are two photos of The Pullman showing the more completed southwest side.

Facade work is underway for the northeast and central portion of the building. The central section, currently wrapped by scaffolding, will feature the darker brick. In a separate observation, the brickwork between The Pullman and Alara Union Station is somewhat similar.

The Pullman should be complete later this year which is when we will stop by one last time for a visit.

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A full block of infill in the Baker neighborhood is making great progress. 99 South Broadway has begun to go vertical with a portion of it already topped out.

While only three stories, 99 South Broadway greatly contributes to the Broadway street wall and fits in perfectly from a height prospective. Below are a couple photos from Broadway and West Bayaud Avenue.

The three story structure along Broadway is completely topped out. Here are a couple more photos looking the other direction from Broadway and West Archer Place.

The back two-thirds of the project is just starting to go vertical. The elevator cores are nearly topped out with the wood frame structure making its way down West Bayaud Avenue and West Archer Place.

Once complete, 99 South Broadway will be a great asset to the Baker neighborhood as it will contribute 238 apartments and an entire block of ground floor retail, totaling 13,200 square feet.

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DenverInfill Blog by Ryan Dravitz - 3d ago

After a much needed month off, we are well rested and ready to get back to the infill! To begin our next series of updates, let’s start out with Market Station, arguably one of the best projects going up in Lower Downtown. When we last visited the project in February, vertical construction for all the buildings was just kicking off. Fast forward a few months and a lot has changed.

First off, here are a couple views of the southeast concrete building from the 16th Street Mall and Market Street. This building is getting close to topping out at 10-stories with only two left to go.

From the 16th Street Mall and Blake Street corner, here is the northwest building that will also eventually top out at 10-stories.

Now let’s head over to the 17th Street side. The wood framed buildings on the Blake Street corner are currently up three stories with two more to go.

Brick has started to go up on the five story buildings along the Market Street side of the project.

Wrapping up, here is one last view of Market Station from the intersection of 17th Street and Market Street.

A (almost) full block of infill development is very exciting to see. We couldn’t be more excited to see what positive impact this will have once it’s complete.

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In April, we reported that the University of Colorado Denver had announced plans for a new building for the College of Engineering, Design and Computing on the Auraria Campus.

As mentioned in our initial post, funding for the building’s first phase was under consideration by the Colorado General Assembly during this year’s session, which ended in early May. Unfortunately, the new CU Denver Engineering building’s funding was not approved by the Legislature this session, which means design and construction will not be moving forward this year.

However, the project remains a key part the “Phase 1 (Years 0-5)” section of the CU Denver Facilities Master Plan (PDF), so it is likely the University will seek funding from the Legislature during its 2020 session.

Hopefully, this project will receive funding next year and can move forward with design and construction in the years that follow.

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DenverInfill Blog by Ryan Dravitz - 1M ago

X Denver, a new 12-story, 251-unit apartment project is starting to go vertical. When we announced the project back in November, the tower crane had already been erected with some foundation work taking place.

Let’s start the update with a few perspectives of the project from the ground. Below are photos from the South Platte Trail and the City of Cuernavaca Park. Most the cores have topped out with the rest of the structure currently up three stories.

The train passing by in the ground level photos made it a challenge to see the structure but we had a solution for that. Here are two more aerials of the building. The first two levels are dedicated to ground floor retail and parking; these levels are built with concrete. Light gauge steel will be used on the rest of the structure as we can see start to see on the third floor.

Wrapping up, here is a panorama of X Denver and the surrounding area. At 12-stories, this will be the tallest building in Union Station North.

X Denver will rise fairly quick with the light gauge steel being used for the rest of the floors. We will stop by in a few months when the structure is close to topping out.

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DenverInfill Blog by Ryan Dravitz - 1M ago

Great news! After many months of underground work, the 30-story, Block 162 office tower is starting to finally go vertical above the street level. With just the cores and supports for the first level going in, it is very exciting to be able to see visual progress.

Let’s start this update from both corners of the project along 15th Street. Just like the early stages of 1144 Fifteenth, the podium structure will be all concrete and will then transition to steel on the 11th floor.

In addition to the vertical progress, a second tower crane was erected on the opposite end of the project site. Here are the same corners along 15th Street just zoomed in a little bit.

Let’s wrap up the update with a couple more photos looking straight on the project, and down Welton towards 15th Street.

Because the podium is all concrete, it will take a while to reach the 11th floor but we should start to see steel rise in the next few months.

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DenverInfill Blog by Ken Schroeppel - 2M ago

This is the 1600 Market Hotel update you’ve been waiting for!

One of the ugliest and most prominent surface parking lots in downtown—facing the 16th Street Mall no less—has closed for good. This void in the urban fabric will be filled by a new 214-room, 11-story hotel with active ground floor uses to engage pedestrians.

Here’s the scene at 16th and Market today:

The 1600 Market Hotel project is being developed by T2 Hospitality. As we reported in our recent post on the proposed 1637 Blake Hotel project, also by T2 Hospitality, the 1600 Market Hotel will be branded as the Thompson Denver upon opening.

Here’s the rendering, courtesy of DLR Group, the project architect.

What an excellent improvement to Downtown Denver!

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255 Saint Paul is wrapping up construction as the sidewalk is open, and ground floor retailers are beginning to move in. This is quite a significant project in Cherry Creek North as it provides 42,000 square feet of ground floor retail with 82 apartment units above. In addition, the building itself spans over two-thirds of the block on the west side of Saint Paul Street creating a great street-wall.

DenverInfill visited 255 Saint Paul through various stages of its construction. Head over to the link below to visit all of our previous updates.

255 Saint Paul Post History

Starting out, here are some views of the finished project looking north down Saint Paul Street. The facade is comprised mostly of brick and glass with some dark accents throughout. Overall, it fits in nicely with the surrounding context.

Since 255 Saint Paul overlaps different height zones, the building steps down towards East 3rd Avenue. We recently observed the same thing in our 260 North update. The entire ground floor of the building along East 3rd Avenue will be dedicated to retail; it is currently blocked off as interior construction is taking place.

With its recently finished counterpart 210 Saint Paul, both projects add great density, with overall high quality materials, along Saint Paul Street. Here are a few more photos showing both buildings, and 255 Saint Paul looking east.

Let’s wrap up our final update with a few more photos of the ground floor. With the landscaping finished, and the open storefronts, this project enhances the pedestrian experience in the best way possible.

Welcome to Cherry Creek North, 255 Saint Paul!

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In just a few short months, UC Health Cherry Creek shot out of the ground with most of the exterior now complete. Residing on the eastern flank of the Cherry Creek neighborhood, along East 1st Avenue, this project will provide the area with 88,000 square feet of medical services.

Here are a few photos of the project from East 1st Avenue. The modern glass facade stands out in this corridor as most of the older surrounding office buildings have earth toned, heavy masonry facades.

The blue glass wraps around the entire project. Let’s wrap up with a couple more photos from the back side and along Cook Street.

UC Health Cherry Creek should be complete in the coming months.

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DenverInfill Blog by Ryan Dravitz - 2M ago

260 North, a visually unique project in Cherry Creek, has made rapid progress with the building already close to topping out. For a reference on how quick this went up, when we visited the project almost exactly four months ago, back in December, just the elevator core was beginning to go vertical.

First up, let’s check out 260 North from a few different corners, including an elevated view. The stair-step structure is a product of overlapping zoning as it transitions from CCN-8 to CCN-5 in the middle of the project site. Even though the project could have remained at five-stories along East 3rd Avenue, the step downs are a welcome sight.

Below are a few straight on photos of 260 North from both Josephine Street and East 3rd Avenue.

The facade will feature glass, wood, and paneling upon completion which is expected sometime next year. Given the rapid pace this project is going up, we will stop by in the late summer for another visit before it’s complete.

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