Arapahoe Square, a Downtown district riddled with surface lots on almost every block, has been a little quiet on the development scene. This might change again with another very large project in the works: a 12-story, 353-unit apartment project.
Alexan Arapahoe Square will sit right across the street (Park Avenue West) from the 2300 Welton project possibly marking the start of another neighborhood building up along the Welton Corridor. Here is an aerial with the project site outlined. A small warehouse will need to be demolished for the new building.
Designed by Kephart, here are some renderings of Alexan Arapahoe Square. As a disclaimer, these renderings are a very preliminary design solely for Denver’s planning board. All of the images were pulled from this document.
Here is an alley and street frontage perspective of the building, both from Park Avenue West and Welton Street. The building will rise a total of 12-stories, containing 353 apartment units over approximately 395 structured parking spaces.
The street frontage to Alexan Arapahoe Square will be right along the Welton light-rail corridor, and two blocks from the closest station. Here is another rendering of the street level.
Construction time frame for this project is still unknown but we will keep you posted on any new developments!
We are long overdue for some ‘final updates’ here on DenverInfill with one of those projects being Broadstone Blake Street, which completed around April of this year.
Announced in 2012, DenverInfill followed this project for two years, closely watching an ugly surface lot across from Coors Field transform into a high density, urban development. Here are all of the previous updates for Broadstone Blake Street:
New Ballpark District Project: Broadstone Blake Street
Goodbye Empty Lots, You Will Not Be Missed
Ballpark: Broadstone Blake Street Update
Ballpark: Broadstone Blake Street Update #2
Ballpark: Broadstone Blake Street Update #3
Ballpark: Broadstone Blake Street Update #4
Ballpark: Broadstone Blake Street Update #5
Now to the pictures, which I actually took back in April when Broadstone Blake Street just opened. This project rises a total of seven-stories and is providing the Ballpark neighborhood with 164 apartment units.
The main entrance, along with some walk-up units, line Blake Street with the parking ramps along 22nd Avenue. The parking garage location is a strategic move by the developers as Blake Street is closed off for the majority of Rockies games.
The Ballpark neighborhood is riddled with parking lots creating huge holes in our urban fabric. With three significantly sized projects now complete, we can only hope more projects will be coming to this neighborhood soon. For amenity and leasing information, check out the project’s website.
Even though we recently did an update on 1401 Lawrence, a recent milestone has been reached: the parking structure has topped out with the first office floor underway.
Here are two shots of the project from this weekend. As you can see, the office structure has a significantly larger floor to ceiling height than the parking structure.
1401 Lawrence has 14 more floors to go which will make it roughly the same height as 1800 Larimer.
On January 25th a large, ugly parking lot was eradicated from Upper Downtown; a district that is cursed with blocks of surface parking. Now, a new 25-story highrise is underway and is climbing quickly!
SkyHouse has now risen five-stories with twenty more to go. Excavation and drilling has commenced for the parking garage that will sit behind the main structure. Rumors have it that another tower crane will be used to build the garage. Here are some pictures of the project looking towards Downtown Denver.
The street level, along Broadway, is going to be a great sight once SkyHouse is complete. It’s amazing what kind of impact this project is already having!
At about a floor a week, this project is rising quickly; topping out around late November / early December. I’m sure our next update will be when the first glass panels go up.
Downtown Denver’s skyscraper-to-be has a new piece of red, crane-base-like, equipment on site. That’s right, folks. A red tower crane will soon be flying above the 1144 Fifteenth site helping build a 603 foot, 42-story office tower!
Can you guess what type of crane this is going to be?
The Cherry Creek residential boom continues with yet another apartment project on the boards. Located a block away from the 297-unit 360 South Monroe project, Gables Residential, the same developer of 360 South Monroe, purchased a 1.3 acre parcel at 351 South Jackson Street to develop another 242-unit apartment project.
351 South Jackson is located in a district named the Alameda Triangle, which is densifying rapidly. Here is an aerial with the project site outlined. There is a small building on the corner of South Jackson Street and East Dakota Avenue, belonging to the Colorado Private Reserve, which will be demolished to make way for this project.
Gables Residential will build both an 8-story and 12-story tower on this site. Here are two renderings of the project courtesy of the Denver Business Journal.
This is the third phase of Gables Cherry Creek, with 360 South Monroe being the first. The second phase, consisting of 127-units, is currently working its way though the city to get all of the necessary approvals. Gables Residential is anticipating a January ground breaking for 351 South Jackson Street with completion in late 2018.
A 164-unit apartment project is taking over a one-story parking structure, in an already dense area of the Cherry Creek Neighborhood! Trammell Crow partners recently broke ground on an 8-story apartment building, named Alexan Cherry Creek.
As you can see in this aerial, there is already a lot of existing density along with a lot of new projects underway; The Steele Creek Apartments and the 1st and Steele apartments. The site for the project is outlined in yellow.
Alexan at Cherry Creek will neighbor an existing office building which is receiving a ground floor remodel to include retail. A parking structure will be incorporated in the new 8-story structure and will offer parking for office, retail and residential tenants. Here is a final rendering of the project courtesy of the Denver Business Journal.
Completion for this project will be mid-2017 with construction underway this month. Stay tuned for the first update!
Back in April, we updated you on the 16th & Wewatta Hotel/Office Complex stating that construction has commenced. Developed by Continuum Partners, the 12-story, 200-room Kimpton Hotel and 5-story, 53,000 square foot office project now has a very tall, red tower crane on site.
Why such a tall crane? Luffing jib cranes, the one’s you typically see in tight urban areas, are significantly more expensive, and are typically in shorter supply around the midwest. Also, given the size of the site, this project would potentially need more than one luffing jib crane. That being said, a top slewing crane was erected. Because of the long boom, it has to clear its neighbors, The Platform and The Triangle Building, giving it a height of over 240 feet. Here are some photos of the crane I took with my phone last night.
That gives us a total of three tower cranes in the Union Station neighborhood with another one coming soon. It might be time for another census!