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Central Downtown: 1144 Fifteenth Update #7 (Inside the Infill Edition)

DenverInfill recently had a unique opportunity to check out 1144 Fifteenth Street from inside the fence, thanks to Dave Klebba of Hines!

It has been a while since we have seen a building over 600 feet under construction in Denver. That being said, the foundation and early construction processes are going to be a bit different. So what exactly is going on in the pictures below? Workers are drilling foundation piers that will go down over 100 feet. This will anchor the foundation which will get poured in the coming weeks. The large tubes of rebar, on the left, will get set in the hole which will be filled to the top with concrete.

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Safety, with a hole that deep, is an obvious concern. Workers are harnessed to a slab of solid concrete to keep them from accidentally falling in a hole more than 10-stories deep. Also, check out the size of the drill bits being used!

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1144 Fifteenth Street is making very quick progress and should be to the ground level by February. Then, it’s 12-floors of concrete and 28 floors of steel!

Speer: Country Club Towers Update #2

I have a quick post for you this weekend. The two tower cranes over at the Country Club Towers site are now up!

Here are two photos of the very tall tower cranes, from a distance. These photos don’t really show much of the site itself, but you can definitely see where these towers are going and what kind of gap they are going to fill. Remember, this is a twin 30-story building project!

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Coming up next week, we have two ‘Inside the Infill’ posts, 1601 Wewatta and 1144 Fifteenth Street, as well as a bunch of Cherry Creek updates. Have a great rest of your weekend, DenverInfill readers!

Central Downtown: 1144 Fifteenth Update #6 (Above the Infill Edition)

As I was ready to give you a great Capitol Hill infill tour, with around six new project updates, I misplaced my SD card right before I was able to download it therefore losing all the photos I was excited to share with you.

To make up for my week hiatus, I had the drone out and decided to take some shots of 1144 Fifteenth Street, which is now a giant hole in the ground! Flying just about as high as the tower crane, here are two sunset shots with 1401 Lawrence in the background.

Of course, no drone flight is complete until I turn it around to capture other views!


We will be utilizing aerials for 1144 Fifteenth Street as it climbs its way onto Denver’s skyline. I can’t wait!

Demolition Underway at 9th and Colorado

A large redevelopment has been in the works over at 9th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard and today there was a large milestone: Implosion of the 8-story CU Health Sciences Center. You might be asking yourself, why implode a, seemingly, nice building? It all comes down to cost. Institutional buildings, i.e medical use, are incredibly difficult to convert into anything else so it is cheaper for a developer to knock down the building, clean up, and rebuild the site.

Our next post, on Monday, will go over all of the plans for 9th and Colorado with some great, high-resolution renderings. In this post, we are going to cover the implosion.

First let’s start with some interior photos of the building right when they were adding explosives to the structural beams. These photos were provided by Alana Watkins of VOCA Public Relations, who also invited DenverInfill to the media area to watch the implosion. Thanks Alana!

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Next up, the video. We had three cameras (two video, one still photo) focused on the building to provide you with a great implosion experience. In the video, you will see the implosion in high-definition first. Then, we were able to capture it at half and quarter speed. Check it out:

Lastly, I will leave you with some still photos I took of the implosion.

Right before implosion…


…And there it goes!


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The aftermath:

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The 9th and Colorado redevelopment is a very exciting project and we will be covering it here on DenverInfill. Stay tuned for Monday’s post will all the details!

Capitol Hill: 701 Sherman Update #2

From an old office building, to dirt lot, to busy construction site, 701 Sherman is starting to rise! As a quick refresher, RedPeak is developing a 7-story, 105-unit apartment building in one of the least dense areas of Capitol Hill.

Since our last update, a tower crane has been installed on site and work on the third floor has begun. Here are two pictures of the project from last weekend.

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Stay tuned as we visit more Capitol Hill and Golden Triangle projects this week!

Speer: Country Club Towers Update #1

Back in June, DenverInfill announced a very large project going up in the Speer neighborhood: twin 30-story towers containing 558-units.  After twelve years in the making, the Country Club Towers are finally becoming a reality.

I regret not following this project sooner given the logistics of how these buildings are going to rise. From demolition to preserving some of the original facades, site preparation is now mostly complete. As of this last weekend, there was a giant hole in the ground.


Let’s bring back the project timeline, with the present day highlighted. Shoring and excavation are underway and we should see a pair of tower cranes on site by mid-October.


After seeing how narrow and tight this project is, we will have to get more creative with our future updates and incorporate some aerial photography! Our next visit will be when the tower cranes are up.

Upper Downtown: SkyHouse Denver Update #2

Happy Friday DenverInfill readers! To end the week, we are going to take a quick peek at SkyHouse Denver which is starting to climb up along Broadway.

This week, I am conveniently working a block away from SkyHouse, giving me a great opportunity to step outside and check out the project. The structure is now up to the 10th floor, with fifteen more to go.


If you like tracking projects on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis make sure you check out this project’s webcam. Here is a screenshot from today.


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Have a great weekend!

New Five Points-Curtis Park Project: 2810 Welton Street

Throughout the past few months, we have covered some large scale infill projects along the Welton Corridor: , and . Today, we are announcing something a little different: a small, narrow infill project between 28th and 29th Street along Welton.

Located only a block away from the 27th and Welton light-rail station, here is an aerial with the project site outlined.


All of the information for this project is contained in this document from the Landmark Preservation Commission. This project will take up two parcels, 2810 and 2812 Welton Street. The existing structures on site (the white single family home) will be demolished to make way for 2810 Welton. Here is a Google Street View image of the site.


We have some very preliminary renderings of 2810 Welton Street which were approved by the Landmark Preservation Commission with conditions. This means the design and massing will be refined over time. Again, for full details of this project and approval conditions, head on over to the submittal documents.

2810 Welton Street will rise a total of five-stories, with the top two floors set back. The first and second floor of this building are intended for retail and business use with three floors of apartments on top. The square footage and unit count of this project is currently unknown.

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2810 Welton is very preliminary as developers and financials still need to be lined up. However, finding these kinds of submittals show how strong the momentum is to develop the Welton Corridor.