1709 Chestnut Update #9

Chestnut Street, in the Union Station neighborhood, has three major infill projects that will transform the neighborhood in the best way possible. Not only are these projects getting built to the maximum allowed height, they are also providing three common uses to the neighborhood; residential, lodging, and offices. Today, we are going to be looking at the residential project, 1709 Chestnut.

1709 Chestnut will be providing approximately 500 apartment units split between a 12-story and 24-story tower. The 12-story tower has been topped out for a while now, and the facade is making great progress. Most of the glass is installed and the brickwork is starting to go up, as you can see on the ground floor.

The 24-story building contrasts its 12-story counterpart, featuring a glass curtain wall as its primary facade versus traditional brick. You can see this contrast best when looking at the project from the light rail station.

The taller tower has eight-stories to go before topping out which will make it exactly double the height of its counterpart. Even though structural work is still underway, the glass facade is starting to go up.

1709 Chestnut still has a ways to go as completion isn’t expected until next year.

By | 2017-09-12T21:46:07+00:00 July 23, 2017|Categories: Infill, Residential, Union Station, Urbanism|Tags: |7 Comments


  1. Keith July 23, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    An impressive project for sure, maybe the crown jewel of all of Union Station. It’s as good of a project as Alta City House is bad!

  2. Logan July 24, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Definitely a fan of the glass going up on the 24-story tower. I agree with Keith, when done, it will be one of be best looking buildings on the Union Station area.

    • Dave July 25, 2017 at 9:36 am

      Also a fan of the glass, however not a fan of a maximum height limit on a site between two rail stations…

  3. FrankieRay July 25, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Couldn’t find a general comment section so chiming in on this one. Curious if any of the following are still moving forward or dead in the water: Market Station, 14 Wynkoop, 1600 Market Hotel, 1701 Blake, 18th and Market or Bell Park? Noticed that Tabor 2 is still on the map as proposed, but understand it’s not going to happen due to building code changes that won’t allow the square footage requirements to warrant development.

  4. James July 29, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Tabor II? New building codes? Nothing new about (old school) building codes to keep Denver mediocre…

  5. Ronald Seylhouwer August 1, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    What ever happened to the Bicycle Hub with showers at Union Station?

  6. Edward September 1, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Yes, what did happen to plans for a bicycle hub? IMHO there could be/would be a very strong market for this type of facility in the Union Station area.

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