Today, we’re covering 1601 Wewatta, a 280,000-SF office building proposed for Denver’s Union Station district.

1601 Wewatta is being developed by Hines and Jordon Perlmutter & Company, with leasing handled by CBRE. The 10-story project is located at the corner of 16th and Wewatta in the Denver metro area’s hottest real estate market: Downtown Denver’s Union Station district. The development is planned to break ground in early/mid-2013. Here’s the project site annotated on a GoogleEarth aerial:

In addition to its primary office use, 1601 Wewatta will also feature 17,000 SF of retail space on the ground floor, which will significantly help with the activation of the sidewalks and the public realm within the Union Station area. The project also includes 435 parking spaces on four levels of underground parking.

Let’s take a look at some renderings of 1601 Wewatta, courtesy of project architect HOK. First, here’s the view from 16th and Wewatta (left) and from near the Millennium Bridge (right):


Next, here are views of the proposed building looking west from approximately 16th and Wynkoop, both at street level and above:


This project shares the block with Cadence, which is already under construction. 1601 Wewatta should be completed by late 2014.