It’s official: Another ugly surface parking lot has been eradicated from Downtown Denver!
This time, it’s in the Golden Triangle district, where Eviva Cherokee, an 18-story, 274-unit apartment tower has recently broken ground on a parcel along Cherokee Street between W. 12th and W. 13th avenues. Here’s the site from this morning:
This project brings much-needed density to the interior of the Golden Triangle near the Museum District where an unfortunate concentration of surface lots has persisted for decades. Most new high-rise development in the Golden Triangle in the recent past has tended to be located around the neighborhood’s perimeter. Eviva Cherokee helps change that. Cherokee Street is turning into a pretty neat higher-density urban street with EnV Denver under construction, the Prado, and a string of mid-rise condo projects developed in the 1990s.
Eviva Cherokee is being developed by the Integral Group with The Beck Group‘s Denver office handling the architectural design and general contractor duties.
The tower includes two-story townhomes along a portion of the Cherokee Street frontage and a number of amenities on the 6th and 7th levels that include a fitness center, conference and business center, swimming pool, sun deck with barbecue grills, sports bar area, and interior/exterior lounge areas for socializing. The building will be skinned with high-performance floor-to-ceiling glass and is targeting a LEED-Gold certification.
Eviva Cherokee is expected to open in Fall 2016.
Back in October, we took a look at EnV from the sky to see how it contributed to the Golden Triangle neighborhood. Since then, the structure has continued to rise with some of the brick and glass facade beginning to show.
Here are two photos of EnV, looking north and south, from Speer Boulevard. With two more floors to go, the building has not quite topped out at 16-stories. Even at 14-stories, EnV is already making a huge impact along the the boulevard.
Looking at EnV from Cherokee Street, you can start to see the brick and glass facade behind the scaffolding.
As a refresher, EnV will provide the Golden Triangle neighborhood with 270 rental units with completion later this year.
Let’s visit the Golden Triangle neighborhood and check in at the Museum Center + Art Hotel project. Just like the Hyatt Place / Hyatt House, we can now see some of the facade elements on the building.
This project has been topped out for a while now, at 9 stories, and the tower crane has since been taken down. A lot is going on with the facade with a mix of stone, glass and paneling, but given all of the different architecture styles on this stretch of Broadway, this building fits right in.
Here is an above view of the project. There are still fences at the street level however, from this angle, you can tell that the pedestrian interaction with this building is going to be excellent!
The Museum Center + Art Hotel is expected to open sometime in March. Stay tuned for a final update!
You may recall the good news from this past February that Denver’s Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art is planning to move into a new building at 12th and Bannock in the Golden Triangle Museum District, plus physically relocate Vance Kirkland’s original 1911 studio building from its current site at 1311 Pearl Street to the new site and incorporate it into the project. At that time, only a quick concept sketch of the new building was available from Olson Kundig Architects.
For this update, we’re happy to report that the architects have been busy working on the design and there’s now this new rendering to share, courtesy of Olson Kundig and the Kirkland:
Groundbreaking is scheduled for 2015 with the Kirkland’s new open set to open in 2017.
It’s hard to believe that we have not posted an update on EnV yet, minus featuring it in the Spring 2014: Downtown Denver Hole-in-the-Ground Census. However, I have a special post to kick off EnV’s first update.
Recently, I have expanded my horizons with photography and decided to take to the skies. Shawn Murry of CloudBase Aerial Imaging was our go-to for aerial perspectives and he has provided us some fantastic photos in the past. We will continue partnering with Shawn and look forward to many more great photos. Not to mention, Shawn has much bigger cameras in the air! Having two eyes in the sky allows us to provide aerial photos more frequently, which is never a bad thing!
Now onto EnV. Since the spring, the building has gone up eight stories and is really starting to have a presence in the Golden Triangle neighborhood. EnV will rise a total of 18-stories, meaning what you see today is just under half the total height. The structure will be concrete with a glass facade. Here are four perspectives of EnV from the air.
As I have been out practicing and flying around for fun, it is truly amazing what you can capture from a higher prospective. Here are two bonus photos from some recent flights.
EnV still has a long journey ahead but we will be keeping a closer eye on it as it is now rising at a quick pace.
Ten months ago, we announced a new project going up on the corner of 8th Avenue and Broadway, taking up a large L-shaped parking lot and single-story 7-11. Since then, the project has broken ground, and the parking lot is completely gone with a hole in the ground.
The seven-story building has started to break street level, and a tower crane is now on site. Because of the building height, we should expect this to be a concrete structure. Here are some pictures of the site, right before the rain came! The picture on the left is from 8th Avenue and Lincoln, the right from Broadway between 8th and 9th Avenue.
The 8th and Broadway project will contain 200 rental units with 240 parking spaces, and 4,420 square feet of ground floor retail. What a huge improvement to this intersection!
Recently, there have been many great things going on over at the Museum Center + Art Hotel project. The 9-story building has recently topped out and we are beginning to see the first exciting element on the facade: the glass curtain wall on the office portion is starting to go in!
One thing I noticed about this project is that it’s much thinner than I originally imagined. This building sits on a very small footprint and makes great use of it with very creative architecture.
This 9-story building has a huge impact along Broadway, especially with the History Colorado Center right across the street. With this new building, Broadway, between 12th and 14th Avenue, has dramatically urbanized in the recent years and features the some of the most unique buildings in the city.
The Museum Center + Art Hotel is an all around fantastic project for the Golden Triangle. Not only is the design outstanding, but it fills one of the ugliest parking lots in the neighborhood!
A new 18-story apartment tower is proposed for Downtown Denver’s Golden Triangle district.
Coming soon to a particularly nasty patch of parking lot asphalt will be Eviva Cherokee, a joint development between Denver-based Charter Realty Group and Atlanta-based Integral Group. The project’s location on the east side of Cherokee between W. 12th and 13th Avenues places the sleek glass tower within a very short walk of the Denver Art Museum, the Clyfford Still Museum, and on the same block as the proposed Kirkland Museum. Eviva Cherokee is a big step forward in the continued repair of the Golden Triangle’s urban fabric and transformation into a dense mixed-use neighborhood. Here’s the site outlined on a Google Earth aerial:
Eviva Cherokee will feature 274 rental units plus several amenities such as a fitness center and a sun deck with swimming pool. Here’s a rendering of the project’s Cherokee Street side, courtesy of Doug from The Beck Group, the project architect, and Eleni from Edelmen, the project’s PR firm:
Groundbreaking for the project is planned for later this year.