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!
There’s a new multi-family residential development coming to Downtown Denver’s Golden Triangle district near the corner of 8th and Broadway.
The Pauls Corporation is planning a 200-unit, 7-story apartment project on an L-shaped parcel that wraps around the Compass Bank located at the 8th and Broadway corner. The development site spans across the alley to Lincoln Street, and includes the recently closed 7-11 building at the corner of 8th and Lincoln which will be demolished to make way for the project. Below is a GoogleEarth aerial where I’ve outlined the project site:
The new project’s 200 rental apartments includes 40% studio units, 43% one-bedroom units, and 17% two-bedroom units. The development includes two levels of structured parking offering 240 parking spaces, for a 1.2 spaces/unit ratio. Also included in the project is 4,420-square feet of street-level retail, plus a rooftop deck and a 3,373-square foot clubhouse for residents.
Here are two renderings of the 8th and Broadway development, thanks to KEPHART the project’s architect. The first rendering shows the Broadway side of the project, with the Compass Bank on the right side of the image. The second rendering shows the Lincoln Street side of the complex:
The development’s building permit application has been under review with the city since July and is nearing approval. The Pauls Corporation hopes to break ground before the end of 2013.
Let’s head over to the Golden Triangle neighborhood to look at a new for sale project. Squeezed in-between two buildings along Cherokee Street, there is a 7-unit townhome project that should be breaking ground very soon. Here is a map with the site outlined.
Right now there is a gap along Cherokee Street with just a wooden fence up. With the addition of these townhomes, the street wall between 11th and 12th Street on the east side of Cherokee will be completely built out.
Taking a peek over the fence, we can see that the site is just an empty grassy lot. Luckily this will be changing soon!
Finally, here is a rendering of the project. The entrances to the townhomes are not going to be along Cherokee. Since the lot is very deep, the townhomes will be facing the blank wall of its neighboring building. Each unit will have a modern finish along with a personal rooftop deck.
1120 Cherokee should be getting underway soon and if all goes to plan we should hopefully see this done by late spring. For more details on this project including floorplans, head on over to their website.
When the Denver Art Museum’s Hamilton Building opened in 2006, occupying the east half of the block bounded by W. 13th Avenue, Acoma Plaza, W. 12th Avenue, and Bannock Street, the west half of the block featured nondescript buildings and parking lots—the only exception being the nice historic building at the corner with W. 12th Avenue. In 2012, the Clyfford Still Museum cleaned up the northern half of that side of the block, and now the remaining vacant parcel on the block is being developed. Here’s the site in question:
Recently, the Denver Art Museum began construction on their new 50,000-sf administrative office building that will house 100 museum employees, a research library, and a 9,000-sf storage area for museum collections that will free up space in the museum’s North building for additional exhibit space. The project is designed by local architects Roth Sheppard. Here’s a rendering of the project from the Roth Sheppard website:
The two-story building’s design takes its architectural cues from the Clyfford Still, rather than Libeskind’s Hamilton Building, by taking a minimalist, horizontal approach. The ground floor will feature folded glass panels. Here’s a site photo I took yesterday:
The new building is scheduled to be finished by Spring 2014.