Downtown Denver’s Golden Triangle district is getting a new for-sale 17-unit project, Ten10 Brownstones, at the northeast corner of W. 10th Avenue and Bannock. Here’s a Google Earth aerial with the site outlined:
Currently on the site is a small commercial building and house. Here’s a photo Ryan took recently showing the project site:
The units will have an exterior of brick, sandstone, and glass. River Studio Architects did the design. Here are three renderings from the project website:
Bird’s-eye view of the 10th and Bannock corner looking northeast:
10th Avenue elevation:
Ten10 Brownstones should be finished late 2014.
Denver’s Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art is moving from its home in Capitol Hill to a new facility to be built in the city’s burgeoning Golden Triangle Museum District.
The Kirkland is currently located in an easy-to-miss spot at 13th and Pearl. Its new home of 19,000 square feet will be at the northwest corner of W. 12th Avenue and Bannock and will double the museum’s current space and give the museum a higher-profile setting among its cultural peers. Here’s a Google Earth aerial with the Kirkland’s new location outlined in yellow:
The museum’s new location is across Bannock Street from the Clyfford Still Museum and the Denver Art Museum’s new administrative office building. An ugly surface parking lot and an old structure currently occupy the property. The new museum building will anchor the corner at 12th and Bannock, with a small portion of the site reserved for some off-street parking. Here’s a Google Earth Street View image showing the corner:
The new Kirkland Museum will be designed by Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects. While the new building itself hasn’t yet been designed, Olson Kundig has prepared the rendering below as a conceptual design for the new structure:
An interesting aspect of the Kirkland Museum project will be the relocation of Vance Kirkland’s original 1911 studio building from its current site at 1311 Pearl Street to the new site on Bannock. The relocated 3,011-square foot Arts & Crafts-style studio will be incorporated onto the northern end of the new Olson Kundig building, providing an intriguing architectural contrast between the two while preserving the artist’s original space as part of the museum’s new home.
Construction on the new Kirkland Museum is anticipated to begin in 2015 with completion in late 2016 or early 2017.
Before the great recession, you may have recalled a project that was in the works named 1000 Speer. The 20-story residential tower went through several design concepts; however, the project never got off the ground. Today, I am happy to announce that a new version of 1000 Speer, now named EnV, has broken ground!
The parcel for EnV has a very unique shape due to the diagonal of Speer Boulevard. The building will sit on the square portion of the parcel with green space filling in the rest.
EnV will provide the Golden Triangle with 224 luxury rental units in a 16-story, 187-foot tall building with 5 levels of above ground parking. This project will also feature 4 town-home units facing Cherokee Street. The building’s main amenities, such as the pool and recreation center, will be located on the 6th floor. Here are a couple of renderings of the project looking north and northwest from around 9th Avenue. The project architect is Page Southerland Page, out of their Denver office.
Here is an additional view of EnV from the Sunken Gardens Park across Speer Boulevard looking towards Downtown Denver.
Before construction began, the Montessori Academy of Colorado occupied part of site with a surface parking lot along Speer Boulevard. This new building will be huge improvement and will have a very positive impact along Speer Boulevard.
Snavely Group is the developer for EnV and site demolition has already begun to make way for the 16-story building. Within the next couple of weeks we will head down to the site and see what progress has been made for EnV’s first construction update!
Back in May, we announced a new project that’s going up in the Golden Triangle Neighborhood, along Bannock Street, right behind Denver Art Museum’s Hamilton Building. As a refresher, this project is a new 50,000 square foot administrative office building that will house around 100 museum employees, a research library, and 9,000 square feet of exhibit storage. The current administrative offices for the Denver Art Museum are located at 414 14th Street in a wonderful historic building. Upon relocation to the new administrative building, the historic building will undergo restorations. We will have a separate post on 414 14th Street over at DenverUrbanism in the next week or so! Now for the infill!
The structure itself is topped out at 2-stories. The scale of this building fits in very well with its surroundings: A single story historic building to the south and the 2-story Clyfford Still Museum to the north.
Here is an additional shot of the building along Bannock Street. When this building is complete, it will have more of a minimalist, horizontal look, taking after the Clyfford Still Museum.
The Denver Art Museum Offices are expected to be complete by Spring 2014.
A little over a week ago, we announced the groundbreaking of the Museum Center & Art Hotel project along with a new rendering. Now it’s time to finally add this great project to the list of construction updates! Let’s take a look at what’s going on down at the site.
First off, let’s start with a picture of the blank wall we will never have to look at again! The Museum Center & Art Hotel will rise a total of nine stories, clearing the blank wall plus more!
These guys do not waste any time! Earth moving has already begun and the surface parking lot is already gone! Here are a couple shots of the site: one from the ground at 12th and Broadway, and one from the Civic Center Cultural Complex Parking Garage, which will provide us with some awesome views of this project!
Since there isn’t any underground parking for this project, there isn’t much excavation that is going to be required which in turn, we should see this project go vertical fairly quickly!
In April was our first blog post about the new Museum Center + The Art Hotel project planned for the northwest corner of W. 12th Avenue and Broadway in the Golden Triangle district in Downtown Denver. Today, we’re happy to report the project has just broken ground!
As a quick refresher, the nine-story project includes 50,000 square feet of office space known as Museum Center, and a 165-room boutique hotel known as The Art. Both names are appropriate, as the project represents the final phase of the mixed-use public/private project from 2006 that included the Denver Art Museum’s Hamilton Building, the Museum Residences, and the Civic Center Cultural Complex Parking Garage.
With the press release announcing the groundbreaking, Corporex Colorado and Davis Partnership Architects provided is rendering of the project, as viewed from the opposite corner of Broadway and 12th Avenue, looking northwest (click to view at full size):
If you compare this image to the ones we presented in our April 2013 post, you’ll see the design is essentially the same but with just a few relatively minor refinements and tweaks.
With the new History Colorado Center and Ralph Carr Colorado Judicial Center projects across the street, this project represents the capstone to a remarkably transformed two-block stretch of Broadway. Plus, I think we can all agree it will be nice to not have to look at the surface parking lot, big blank concrete wall, and weedy vacant lot that has occupied the site for the last seven years. What a great addition to Downtown Denver!