New Project: Park 17

San Antonio-based The Lynd Company has broken ground on their next Denver project, Park 17, located in the City Park West neighborhood. Lynd recently completed Joule in the Golden Triangle and is currently under construction with the Industry Apartments in River North.

Park 17 is located along Park Avenue at East 17th Avenue between Marion and Lafayette Streets, as outlined in yellow on the Google Earth aerial below. The two small sections of the block excluded from the Park 17 site are owned by the City of Denver and are zoned as open space. They are part of a string of about 25 “mini-parks” along Park Avenue between Colfax and 20th Avenue that are the leftover pointy corners of triangle-shaped tracts formed by Park Avenue running diagonally across the north-south street grid. In fact, these Park Avenue Triangles—outlined in green in the other aerial below—are the city’s oldest parkway land dating from 1874.

Park 17 includes 190 homes and 14,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space in an 8-story building. Plans include outdoor patio seating to continue the “restaurant row” trend along 17th Avenue.

The large rendering below is a contextual view of the Park Avenue and Marion Street sides of the new building. The second image is a collage of conceptual renderings that include two additional perspectives: the Park Avenue elevation (top) and the view of the corner of Lafayette and Park (bottom left). Valerio Dewalt Train Associates is the project architect and these renderings may not represent the final design and should be viewed as subject to change.

Excavation and other site work are now underway. Here are a few images from yesterday:

Park 17 is schedule for completion in Spring 2019.

This project has been added to our DenverInfill Project Map.

By | 2017-09-18T19:05:37+00:00 April 16, 2017|Categories: City Park West, Infill, Residential, Urban Design|Tags: |5 Comments


  1. Citizen Kane April 17, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    When I saw only the cover image I thought “not bad, clean, fairly restrained (except for that weird angle), cool.
    Then I saw the other side of the building. My god, what a mess. Building acne and warts in every conceivable place.
    Shows no restraint, just additive chunks and material changes on top of odd geometries.

    Good project from an urban design standpoint, lousy, unrestrained architecture.

  2. Tony April 17, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    It is a shame that Denver is allowing these type of fugly buildings everywhere….what are they thinking? What ever happened to buidling structures that look nice after 10 years.

  3. Kate April 17, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    More big ugly blocks… but it’s got ground-floor commercial and patio space (hooray!) so I’ll keep my complaining to a minimum.

  4. Jim Nash April 17, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    It just looks kind of unfinished, especially the top three floors. Like a geometric toy, stacked blocks, but no purpose or message in the whole image. Just a bunch of parts, unrelated. The best aspect, to me, is the ground floor retail along the Park Avenue sidewalk, expanding the 17th Ave. retail promenade. Good shopping, walking space. The street views, from inside the apartments, should be unique, fun places to live in. This might be creating an interesting corner, a kind of crossroads along East 17th. Good spot for a nightclub.

  5. TakeFive April 23, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Glad I caught up with these updates. I’m having trouble keeping up. I knew about Industry in RiNo – they mentioned it wasn’t intended to be as nice as Joule – but had no clue about this project by Lynd. BTW, I can live with the mish-mash design. I’ll bet it is intended to reflect something at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (or maybe not – lol).

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