DenverInfill is pleased to report that a significant new infill project is coming to Downtown Denver’s Union Station district: 17W.
Planned by Holland Partner Group, developers of the 21-story Platform at Union Station project currently under construction at 17th and Wewatta, 17W is a 640-unit residential apartment community that will cover the full block bounded by 17th, Wewatta, 18th, and Chestnut diagonally across the intersection from Platform. Here’s a Google Earth aerial showing the 17W site:
The 17W development will include approximately 70,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, one level of underground parking, and two levels and a mezzanine of above-grade parking. The total number of parking spaces, as well as the allocation of parking between the residential and retail uses, has not yet been determined. Three 10-story towers containing the residential units will rise above the retail and parking podium for a total of 13 stories that fully maximizes the site’s 140-foot height limit. As shown in the rendering below, a swimming pool will likely be located on the podium deck, but the full set of building amenities to be offered has not yet been finalized.
Thanks to Adam at Holland Partners, here are two renderings of 17W. In the first one, the 17th Street Promenade is in the foreground with Chestnut Place to the left and Wewatta Street to the right. The second one is viewed from approximately the Wewatta Pavilion, with the 17th Street Promenade to the left and Wewatta Street to the right.
Please note: these renderings are conceptual in nature and the project’s design and facade elements will definitely evolve as the project moves through the design development phase of preconstruction. For now, however, these images give us a general idea as to the form and scale of the project. The Eisen Group is the architect.
If all goes as planned, Holland Partners will begin construction first quarter of 2015, with the first of the three towers finished by second quarter 2017 and the entire project completed and open by 2018.
We are looking forward to providing DenverInfill readers with future updates on this exciting project as it moves toward construction in the coming months!