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Lower Downtown: 16M Update #6

Last year, our first post of 2013 was on the exciting 16M project. At that time, the old Office Depot building was demolished and leaving behind a pile of rubble. Now, a year and a few days later, progress on 16M has made leaps and strides. The building has started to make a huge impact on both Market Street and the 16th Street Mall. Let’s take a look!

As of today, 16M has risen 6-stories out of a total of ten. Further down Market Street, towards 15th Street, the 5-story portion of the building has topped out and the second tower crane has been removed. 16M will not be the only building making a huge impact on this side of Market Street. The historic Rocky Mountain Seed building is going under restorations which will also include ground floor retail with offices above. As soon as both of these projects are complete, the pedestrian experience will greatly improve compared to what was there before.

 

Here are two more unique angles of the 16M project. The first picture shows how well 16M contributes to the street wall of Market Street. In the second picture, you may not see the 10-story building quite yet, but once it tops out, there will also be a great street wall down the 16th Street Mall!

 

The 10-story building will have ground floor retail along both 16th Street Mall and Market street, and will provide Lower Downtown with 130,000 square feet of office space and 47 apartment units. 16M will be complete later this year and we are very excited to see this project when it’s complete!

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4 Comments

  1. Tmac says:

    I used to shop at the old Dave Cook (Office Depot) store in the 70′s, and it was one of the only buildings in a sea of parking lots back then. What a difference! This will certainly go a long way in establishing a textured urban street wall along 16th and on Market. Thanks for the update.

  2. Richard says:

    Any update on the proposed 3 story building on the small parking lot at 15th & Market? That whole block is undergoing a huge transformation.

  3. Zach says:

    I’d love to see a story on what is going to happen with Market Street Station across the street from here, along with the recently announced connection to the plans for the Central Denver Rec Center at Colfax and Josephine, which is going to be financed by the City’s sale of Market Street–what a great story about two interconnected developments in two different parts of the city!

  4. timothy says:

    Could anyone please tell me if the roof at 16M is going to be a green roof? I seem to recall it was planned to be green, but I now can’t find the article stating so.