As promised, I traveled over to Auraria to go check out how things are coming along. If you recall in my last update, there are two projects on the campus: The Metro State Student Success Building, and the Hotel Learning Center.
First, the Student Success Building. It appears the structure has topped out.
Workers were very busy today. There was constant activity at the site.
From a little bit of a different angle, you can see how long this building is. This will add a lot to the street-scape on Auraria Parkway.
The Hotel Learning Center was very hard to get to. It was blocked off with tall fences on all sides. I was able to zoom in a little and get this from the top of a parking garage. As you can see, there is a red tower crane up and this project is moving forward at full force.
In this bonus photo, you can see DaVita starting to break through the Lower Downtown / Central Platte Valley skyline.
When I was taking pictures on top of an Auraria parking garage, I looked around and counted 12 cranes. That’s a lot of development going on around the city, which I will be covering. Throughout the next few weeks we will be looking at some of the projects that have been regularly updated on here and also some smaller projects in Downtown’s surrounding neighborhoods that have yet to get an update.