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Jefferson Park: 2785 Speer Update #2

Just in case you weren’t entirely convinced from our last update that the 2785 Speer project was back and fully under-construction, this update should change your mind! When we visited this site back in June, a lot of earth moving was taking place and there were still piles of rubble around the site from the previous buildings. However, there was no sign of vertical construction.

Fast forwarding to present day, a real construction fence now wraps around the site, a tower crane is up, and concrete pouring has begun for the foundation and the first floor.

 

Because of the very large site 2785 Speer is taking, two blocks, an additional tower crane will be needed. On site, there is a base for a second tower crane which we should see go up very soon! When is the last time you have seen a tower crane, let alone two tower cranes, along the west side of Speer Boulevard?

 

The 325-unit 2785 Speer project is one of the first high density urban developments along this stretch of Speer Boulevard and I am very excited to see what kind of impact these two buildings will have. The estimated completion date for this project is around this time next year.

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6 Comments

  1. Django says:

    I think this project will look terrific heading up Speer. It fits well on its site.

  2. Nice article, I would like to note though that this project has a 24 month duration. As much as I would love to see it happen we will not be done by this time next year:)Building B – the smaller building along with Alcott St. should be open in October next year with the second building (A) wrapping up around May of 2015.

  3. Neil Corman says:

    Driving past each day it is nice to see some movement.

    As this development continues, I imagine the hotels just south of there (Ramada Inn, Knights Inn) could be next in the spotlight with the prime view of downtown they offer from that location.

    • BALLPARK says:

      Yeah – those hotels are due for a big time renewal. That spot is prime.

      • Jim Nash says:

        I drove down Speer past this project this weekend. Totally agree, Django, Speer wants to be the big funnel that feeds people into Downtown from North Denver and beyond. Just across the freeway will be a big tall tower at Confluence, and then so much more city.

        With the buzz about an East Colfax Trolley, why not bring it up Speer into LoHi and on up Federal? Did you know that two-hundred miles of old trolley tracks were torn up around Denver? Bring back the trolleys!

  4. Bryan says:

    it should would have been nice if they could have picked up the gas station at zuni / speer as part of this project…it’s a bit funny that they show it as a green-space in the renderings.