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Inside the Infill: AMLI Riverfront Park

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.

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8 Comments

  1. Ballpark says:

    This will be a pretty nice unit when finished and the street wall will be impressive, especially when complimented by the King Sooper under construction just down a block on 20th.

    Between this development and Balfour being built in Riverfront, what are the odds that any of the remaing vacant lots in Riverfront will have a new project announced soon?

  2. Andy says:

    What are the plans for the steam plant and power grid visible in the last photo? Any plans to move them so they are in the view of the fancy new buildings?

    Thanks!

    • Andy says:

      Unfortunately not. We inquired about it with Xcel and were politely laughed at. Apparently it would cost an ungodly sum of money to relocate given the size of the wires both entering and exiting that facility.

      • Mark Barnhouse says:

        If I remember correctly, it was only about eight or nine years ago that Xcel moved it to its current location, from the northeast bank of Confluence Park.

  3. Joey says:

    Great panoramic high-res shot at the end. Thanks much for all your efforts in keeping people up to date on all the exciting development activity in Denver.

  4. Bruce says:

    We’ll be filled in by the end of the decade.
    I see in the background of the DUS panoramic camera that the aging MailWell building next to City of Cuernavaca park is down. A search on this site found reference to city permit/zoning activity back in 2008.

    Anyone know the type of use and size? The access in and out could get choked quickly. Heres hoping they build in a road under I-25 to 36th Ave on the west side to add a new connection from the west into downtown!! I take that bike trail and it could use some company – very lonely over there.

    Bruce

    • Ken Schroeppel says:

      Plan is (a blog on this project is coming) for 400 unit apartment. Grander, pre-recession plans for much more on the site have been scrapped, I believe. Secondary access will be via the bike path under I-25 to the northwest… sufficient for fire access I understand.

      • JerryG says:

        The site plans for that development that have posted leaves much to be desired. It appears to have a very suburban character, which is a bit surprised considering the zoning there is C-RX-12.