Construction on Galvanize 2.0 on historic Platte Street is coming along nicely. In our last update in November, the building foundation was being excavated. Since then, the project has topped off at its four-story height!
Featuring around 70,000 square feet for offices, classrooms, and meeting spaces plus a ground-floor restaurant, Galvanize 2.0 is aiming for an early 2015 opening.
In our first update on The Lab on Platte, a 73,000 square foot, four story office building being developed at 17th and Platte behind the Denver Beer Company, we noted that the old janitorial supplies building that occupied the site was under demolition.
With this short update, we can report that construction of the building’s foundation is now underway!
As can be seen in the images above, excavation and the shoring walls are now underway. We’ll stop by The Lab on Platte in a few months when it starts to go vertical. The project is slated for opening in April 2015.
In our first post on The Boathouse, I mentioned that construction was already well underway. Here’s some proof!
The Boathouse is planned to be completed by January 2015.
Some infill projects are bigger than others, but even the smaller projects help fill in missing bits of the urban fabric and energize their surroundings. In the case of The Boathouse, a new 10,400 square foot office project in Lower Highland at 1850 Platte Street, that means putting a cool new micro-building on a vacant sliver of land. Nautical-themed projects are rare in arid, landlocked Denver, but this one is kind of appropriate given its location on Platte along the Platte. Here’s the site outlined on a Google Earth aerial.
The Boathouse, developed by Grand American, Inc., features four floors total—parking and lobby space on the ground floor and three levels of offices above—in a building that offers nice views of Commons Park and the Downtown Denver skyline. Here are two renderings, courtesy of the project architect, Shears Adkins Rockmore; the first image shows the view from the Platte River side, the second image shows the view from the Platte Street side.
Construction on the project is already underway and I bet our project-updating-expert Ryan Dravitz will have some pics to share with you before too long.
Today we have a short update on The Lab, a proposed 73,000 square foot, four-story office building at 17th and Platte Street behind the Denver Beer Company. Details are available in our first post on this project last October.
It appears the project is moving forward, as the old janitorial supplies building that occupied the site is now mostly history. As of this morning, here is the site:
We’ll keep on eye on this project and let you know when construction of the new building is underway.
Back in Fall of 2012, we announced a new apartment project that was going up on the east corner of 17th and Boulder Streets. The existing structures on this parcel were razed around the same time of our announcement and the site had been used as staging for the B-Street LoHi project next door.
Over the past couple of months, excavation had commenced, the underground parking structure started going in and as of last weekend, the project has started to rise above the street level. LoHi City View will rise a total of five-stories.
The current development in Lower Highland and Jefferson Park is astounding whether its new townhomes or multifamily housing projects. LoHi City View will provide 100 apartment units to the Lower Highland neighborhood with completion still about a year out.
It has been 7 months since our last ‘hole-in-the-ground’ census and as new projects have started to take off in the past couple of months, there are fresh new holes scattered around the Downtown Denver area. This census will exclude Cherry Creek and will focus on Downtown Denver and its surrounding neighborhoods. In this census, I will give a brief description of each project along with a link to access all of the previous posts associated with that project. Let’s begin!
1 – EnV
Golden Triangle | 16-stories | 224-units | Apartments
2 – 8th and Broadway
Golden Triangle | 7-stories | 200-units | Apartments
3 – Hyatt House / Hyatt Place
Central Downtown | 21-stories | 361-rooms | Hotel
4 – Triangle Building
Union Station | 10-stories | 220,000 sq ft | Office
5 – 1601 Wewatta
Union Station | 10-stories | 300,000 sq ft | Office
6 – Galvanize 2.0
Lower Highland | 4-stories | 76,000 sq ft | Office
That’s a lot of infill going vertical this year! If you looked closely at both 8th and Broadway and 1601 Wewatta, tower crane bases are up at each site! We should see those cranes up within the next month or so!
Galvanize 2.0, the 4-story, 76,000 square foot project with office and ground-floor restaurant/retail uses located on historic Platte Street in Lower Highland is under construction! Here’s a view from last weekend:
For renderings and additional details on the project, visit our Update #1.
That’s all—just a quick post to keep you up to speed on all the city-building going on in Downtown Denver!