As you may have learned from the tower crane census I posted in March, the Renaissance Stout Street Lofts has a tower crane on site and construction is in full swing. Let’s take a look at what they are doing!
As a refresher, this the site. There isn’t much around it and just to the east there are still seas of parking. This is a great development taking another step to help rectify the surface parking lot problem in Arapahoe Square.
The underground parking structure has started to go up along with the elevator cores. There will be one underground floor of parking with 5-stories of residential on top.
Continuing with the high-resolution bonus photos, here is a shot of Arapahoe Square looking down 22nd Street. You can see the the Renaissance Stout Street lofts, The Douglas, the recently completed completed 2020 Lawrence and soon Legacy 22nd and the Curtis Street Lofts will rise! Lots of infill!
There is a lot of infill going up north of Downtown Denver. It’s very exciting to see parking lots disappear in mass quantities. Renaissance Stout Street Lofts is expected to be complete by April 2014.
This weekend, we are going to have a special Sunday version of our DenverInfill walking tour of the Denver Union Station project. Normally, our tours are on Saturday mornings.
Please join me this Sunday, May 19, 2013 for relaxing stroll around the DUS project area and an informative discussion about this major transformative project. Remember to bring your camera!
Here’s how it works: Head on down to the LoDo side of the historic station at about 9:50 AM—meet at the corner of 17th and Wynkoop. Whoever shows up, that will be our tour group. We’ll start promptly at 10:00 AM and conclude around 11:15 AM at the light rail/mall shuttle station by the Millennium Bridge. The suggested donation for the tour is $10 per person and all proceeds go to the non-profit Student Chapter of the American Planning Association at the University of Colorado Denver, but you are absolutely more than welcome to take the tour whether you make a donation or not.
After this Sunday, our next tour will be Saturday, June 15, 2013.
For today’s AMLI Riverfront Park update, I had the opportunity to go inside the construction fence to take a look at the progress being made. Thanks to Andy Mutz of AMLI Residential for giving me a tour and a rundown of what’s currently happening at this project site.
First we’ll take a look at what is going to be the courtyard. There will be a paved portion along the edge of the property where cars will be able to get in and out of the parking garage. This will be a single entrance / exit garage. The courtyard will be pretty standard from what we’ve been seeing with these new developments: a common meeting place with a swimming pool wrapped around with residential units.
If you haven’t noticed or been by the site lately, the wood framing has also started to go up. Many sections are at different stages but along the parking structure facing 20th Street they are working on the 3rd floor. When this tops out, it will cover the parking structure along 20th Street.
There are two areas where steel has been needed. This is for two story open indoor spaces where wood framing cannot be used for structural support. The future clubhouse, pictured on the left, is an open 2-story space where residents will be able to meet and host private events. On the right is a 2-story leasing office which will have a very good street presence along Little Raven.
Lately I’ve been getting some pretty good vantage points on all the development going on. So, for this post’s high-resolution bonus photo, here is the whole Denver Union Station redevelopment taken from the top of the parking structure. Neat!
AMLI Riverfront Park is expected to open this Fall and will be providing the neighborhood with 242 rental units.
A little over a week ago Ken announced the Balfour at Riverfront Park project. This project has already started and construction is in full swing!
Like many other projects around Downtown Denver, Balfour at Riverfront Park is at the earth moving stage. Bassett Street has also been closed which will be interesting to see when the building bridges over it. Remember, this development will consist of two buildings: a 3-story building adjacent to the tracks / the DaVita Headquarters and a 5-story building towards Little Raven.
High resolution bonus photo time! I think I found a pretty good spot to follow this project’s progress.
Seeing how many projects around Downtown Denver are in the same stage of construction, it’s going to be quite a sight when everything goes vertical around the same time!
It’s not very often we see two tower cranes go up on two different project sites all in less than a week’s time span. 16M now has a tower crane on site and we should start seeing vertical construction very soon! Exciting!
As always, I have some pictures of the new crane for you! Nothing like fresh rain and a deep blue sky on this gorgeous spring day!
For a little high resolution bonus shot, here is the view off of the Millennium Bridge. Notice 16M’s new crane? Also, this is the last year you will be able to see the skyline from this bridge, so get all your pictures taken!
Construction just keeps on trekking along around Downtown Denver. What an exciting year so far!
It was only two months ago when we first posted about 2100 Delgany, a new six story, 187-unit apartment project being developed by Mill Creek Residential in Downtown Denver’s Prospect district. Here’s the site and a rendering to refresh your memory:
Today we’re happy to report that 2100 Delgany just started construction!
I’m not going to let Ryan have all the fun taking construction photos, so today I walked over to the site and took a few shots. Here’s the view from 21st Street…
…and the view from Wewatta Street:
2100 Delgany should be finished by next summer/fall.