Back in September 2011, we announced a very exciting project; the first high-rise apartment building rising in the new Union Station redevelopment field. Twenty-eight months later, the 13-story apartment tower, Cadence, is now complete and has completely transformed the Union Station neighborhood. Cadence was a very exciting project to follow because of the impact it was making. As per our final update tradition, here are all of the updates Cadence appeared in:

New Downtown Denver Project: 17th & Chestnut

Union Station District Project Update: Cadence Apartments

Goodbye Empty Lots, You Will Not Be Missed

Cadence Apartments Update

Cadence Apartments Update #2

Cadence Apartments Update #3

Cadence Apartments Update #4

Spring 2013: Downtown Denver Tower Crane Census

Union Station: Cadence Apartments Update #5

Union Station: Cadence Apartments Update #6

From both Wewatta Street and the Millennium Bridge, Cadence has quite the presence in the Union Station redevelopment field. This, however, is going to change very quickly with the 21-story ‘The Platform‘ rising across the street and 1601 Wewatta under-construction right next door. The blank wall on the first three floors will also be covered up in the very near future!


Cadence has a very unique design, unlike anything we have seen lately. The facade differs in both shape and color between both ends of the building and has multiple setbacks throughout the length of the building.


The 17th Street Gardens are just to the north of Cadence providing a great public space and a clear path to get through the Union Station neighborhood. Urban public spaces are very successful when they are closed in because it gives them a sense of place; Cadence is the first piece to making that possible. The next key project will be north of the gardens at 17th and Wewatta.



Finally, let’s take a look at the most important part of any project: the street level. Cadence hits it out of the park with a very inviting main entrance, and great ground floor retail presence with very tasteful awnings along both 17th Street and Chestnut. The sidewalk pavers along 17th Street, next to Cadence, also match those used in the 17th Street Gardens.


Cadence is providing the Union Station neighborhood with 220 apartment units in a 13-story tower. The building is already open and leasing units. Welcome to Denver and the Union Station neighborhood!