Back in April 2012, we reported on the new mixed-use office/apartment project, known then as 1350 16th Street, proposed for the corner of 16th and Market in Lower Downtown Denver, site of the downtown Office Depot for many years. Since then, the project has received its approvals from the city and the Office Depot has moved to its new home in the EPA Building at 16th and Wynkoop. Today, demolition began on the former Office Depot building, perhaps one of the ugliest buildings in Downtown Denver and infamous for its nearly block-long blank wall along Market Street. Here are two photos from this morning:


In its place will be 16M, the new name for the project being developed by Integrated Properties, Sage Hospitality, Elevation Development Group, and designed by Gensler. 16M will include 130,000 square feet of office space (floors 2-6), about 47 apartment units on floors 7-10, ground-floor retail, and three levels of underground parking.

Here are the final renderings of this project:


Click here to watch a video about the project.

16M should be completed in 2014. What an exceptional improvement for Lower Downtown and the 16th Street Mall!