New Project: Anna & John J Sie Foundation

A new project, that is already under construction, completely slipped under our radar and was found by accident when out taking photos for this week’s updates. Luckily, before the new project was too far along, we have some progress photos and details of this new development. The Anna & John J. Sie Foundation, the founding donor of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, is building new offices in the Cherry Creek neighborhood.

Just like our announcement yesterday, this new project is just east of the Cherry Creek North border, one block to be exact, at East 2nd Avenue and Adams Street. Here is a map showing the outline of the project site.

Details of this project are a little hard to come by however, the project’s architect, Saiber Architecture, provided some details on the five-story building. The Global Down Syndrome Foundation Offices will occupy 25,000 square feet on three floors, the ground floor will contain a coffee shop and vocational training for those who are served by the foundation and fifth floor will feature a private residence.

Here are three renderings courtesy of Saiber Architecture. The second image shows the ground level and main entrances and the third photo shows the rooftop deck of the private residence.

Since this was a dirt lot to begin with, there was no prior demolition needed for construction to start. GH Phipps, the project’s builder, has been making great progress. Excavation for the two levels of underground parking is currently underway and nearly complete. A tower crane base was also recently installed on the site.

The construction timeline is currently unknown, but typically a project this size should take approximately 14-18 months with completion around mid to late 2018.

By | 2017-10-15T09:30:26+00:00 March 8, 2017|Categories: Cherry Creek, Infill, Office|Tags: |7 Comments


  1. Scott Bennewitz March 9, 2017 at 9:18 am

    The tower crane is going up today. So that makes 5 in CCN.

    You may also want to check out 3rd and Saint Paul. Demolition and excavation going on there.

    • Ryan Dravitz March 9, 2017 at 10:17 am

      Thanks for the update, Scott! I have 3rd and Saint Paul in queue to post!

  2. Cherry Creek March 9, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Nice rooftop residence. That won’t come cheap.

  3. J March 9, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    There were three bungalows housing small businesses on the site that were demolished a couple of years ago before the dirt lot.

    The private residence is associated with the foundation.

  4. eracer March 9, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    It’s probably for Anna and John Sie….as the CEO and founder of Starz/Encore, he can afford it, don’t worry.

  5. John P. Olson March 9, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    While I agree that the lot has been empty since 2015, before that it did have three fine examples of early 20th century single family homes which were demolished to make way for the increased density on the property.

  6. John March 10, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Looks like a prison.

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