For today’s AMLI Riverfront Park update, I had the opportunity to go inside the construction fence to take a look at the progress being made. Thanks to Andy Mutz of AMLI Residential for giving me a tour and a rundown of what’s currently happening at this project site.
First we’ll take a look at what is going to be the courtyard. There will be a paved portion along the edge of the property where cars will be able to get in and out of the parking garage. This will be a single entrance / exit garage. The courtyard will be pretty standard from what we’ve been seeing with these new developments: a common meeting place with a swimming pool wrapped around with residential units.
If you haven’t noticed or been by the site lately, the wood framing has also started to go up. Many sections are at different stages but along the parking structure facing 20th Street they are working on the 3rd floor. When this tops out, it will cover the parking structure along 20th Street.
There are two areas where steel has been needed. This is for two story open indoor spaces where wood framing cannot be used for structural support. The future clubhouse, pictured on the left, is an open 2-story space where residents will be able to meet and host private events. On the right is a 2-story leasing office which will have a very good street presence along Little Raven.
Lately I’ve been getting some pretty good vantage points on all the development going on. So, for this post’s high-resolution bonus photo, here is the whole Denver Union Station redevelopment taken from the top of the parking structure. Neat!
AMLI Riverfront Park is expected to open this Fall and will be providing the neighborhood with 242 rental units.
A little over a week ago Ken announced the Balfour at Riverfront Park project. This project has already started and construction is in full swing!
Like many other projects around Downtown Denver, Balfour at Riverfront Park is at the earth moving stage. Bassett Street has also been closed which will be interesting to see when the building bridges over it. Remember, this development will consist of two buildings: a 3-story building adjacent to the tracks / the DaVita Headquarters and a 5-story building towards Little Raven.
High resolution bonus photo time! I think I found a pretty good spot to follow this project’s progress.
Seeing how many projects around Downtown Denver are in the same stage of construction, it’s going to be quite a sight when everything goes vertical around the same time!
It’s not very often we see two tower cranes go up on two different project sites all in less than a week’s time span. 16M now has a tower crane on site and we should start seeing vertical construction very soon! Exciting!
As always, I have some pictures of the new crane for you! Nothing like fresh rain and a deep blue sky on this gorgeous spring day!
For a little high resolution bonus shot, here is the view off of the Millennium Bridge. Notice 16M’s new crane? Also, this is the last year you will be able to see the skyline from this bridge, so get all your pictures taken!
Construction just keeps on trekking along around Downtown Denver. What an exciting year so far!
If you were around the Union Station area today, you probably noticed there is a new tower crane standing tall at the 1650 Wewatta site!
We all love tower cranes, right?
This will be a very exciting project to see rise out of the ground! For additional details on this project head on over here.
Many questions have been floating around about what is going on at Speer Boulevard and Washington Street. There has been a huge pit in the ground for quite some time with very limited information out there on the project itself. Hopefully today I can answer some of those questions. The Speer & Washington Apartments are going to provide the Speer Neighborhood 107 rental units. Here is a map with the project site highlighted. At 255 Washington Street, this will sit on the south side of Speer Boulevard along Washington.
I haven’t been able to locate any renderings but I have been able to find some elevations giving you a general idea of what this project will look like. The structure will top out at 5-stories with 2-stories of underground parking.
The site itself is fairly large with a diagonal portion along Speer. With the parking structure almost completed, this should break street level fairly soon.
Density along Speer Boulevard has always been a neat sight which this project is contributing greatly to! Shaw Construction is the builder and this is expected to be complete by November of this year.
Don’t be confused by the name! This project has been going on for a while. Formally known as 2300 Walnut, The Douglas has started to take off making a great presence in the Ballpark neighborhood.
Timber framing has started to wrap around the parking structure covering most of it up except for the entrance and exit. The Walnut Street side has topped out at five stories. Remember, The Douglas is taking up an entire city block that has suffered as a parking lot for so many years; this going to have a huge impact in this part of the Ballpark neighborhood.
Looking down Walnut Street from 24th, The Douglas continues the street wall Premier Lofts started. Even though Walnut is a pretty wide street, this stretch still feels very urban and closed in.
They will be using brick on the facade which will look sharp while blending into the surrounding buildings.
The Douglas is set for completion later this summer. For leasing information head on over to their website.