Before the great recession, you may have recalled a project that was in the works named 1000 Speer. The 20-story residential tower went through several design concepts; however, the project never got off the ground. Today, I am happy to announce that a new version of 1000 Speer, now named EnV, has broken ground!
The parcel for EnV has a very unique shape due to the diagonal of Speer Boulevard. The building will sit on the square portion of the parcel with green space filling in the rest.
EnV will provide the Golden Triangle with 224 luxury rental units in a 16-story, 187-foot tall building with 5 levels of above ground parking. This project will also feature 4 town-home units facing Cherokee Street. The building’s main amenities, such as the pool and recreation center, will be located on the 6th floor. Here are a couple of renderings of the project looking north and northwest from around 9th Avenue. The project architect is Page Southerland Page, out of their Denver office.
Here is an additional view of EnV from the Sunken Gardens Park across Speer Boulevard looking towards Downtown Denver.
Before construction began, the Montessori Academy of Colorado occupied part of site with a surface parking lot along Speer Boulevard. This new building will be huge improvement and will have a very positive impact along Speer Boulevard.
Snavely Group is the developer for EnV and site demolition has already begun to make way for the 16-story building. Within the next couple of weeks we will head down to the site and see what progress has been made for EnV’s first construction update!