Block 019

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Street elevation photos were taken in 2004/2005.

Block Address Ranges:

1500 (Even): Wazee St.

1500 (Even): 16th Street Mall

1500 (Odd): Blake St.

1500 (Odd): 15th Street


Parking Lots / Vacant:

Percent of Block: 5%

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SugarCube from 16th & Blake

Name: SugarCube

Type: Mixed Use

Description: A 10-story mixed-use building with ground floor retail, 3 floors of office, 6 floors of rental apartments and 3 levels of underground parking.  Total residential units is 38, with 50,000 SF of office space and 8,000 SF of ground-floor retail.

Developer: Urban Villages

Architect: Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects (KPMB)

Current status: Completion Fall 2008

Project Website:


This project also includes as a second phase a narrow infill building on Wazee Street that connects to the main building by crossing the alley on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The second phase should begin late 2008 or early 2009.

The vacant lot previously at the corner of Blake and 16th where the SugarCube Building is now located was the single largest hole that remained along the Mall's entire run from Civic Center to Union Station.  The rest of the block is a great mix of historic buildings, including the historic Sugar Building, which was renovated in the early 2000s and now hosts offices and two popular eateries.  After the SugarCube's completion, the only remaining undeveloped parcel is a small parking lot at the corner of Blake and 15th.



Wazee infill building













Rendering Credits:

1-2. KPMB Architects

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