The Trammell Crow Company, developer of the Ralph Carr Colorado Judicial Center, History Colorado Center, 1900 Sixteenth Street, DaVita World Headquarters, and owner representative for the Denver Union Station Project Authority on the Denver Union Station project, will be begin work soon on their latest Downtown Denver project: Riverview at 1700 Platte Street.
The proposed Riverview at 1700 Platte Street development is a 210,000 square foot office building with 9,300 square feet of ground-floor retail, situated on Platte Street at the foot of 17th Street. Neighbors include Galvanize 2.0 to the southwest and The Lab on Platte across the street. Here’s a Google Earth aerial photo with the site for 1700 Platte outlined:
The project consists of two main components, a 4-story wing on the southwestern half of the site next to Galvanize and a 5-story wing on the northeastern half, connected by a small “link” building along the street and an outdoor terrace and courtyard along the river.
The following renderings are courtesy of Trammell Crow and Tryba Architects, the project designer. This first image shows the Platte Street side of the project, which features a red brick facade to respect the architectural context of its historic Platte Street neighbors:
On the river side, the building will feature a dramatic glass curtain wall to take advantage of exceptional views of the Platte River and Denver skyline:
The small link building functions as an airy two-story lobby that connects the two main wings, with leasable office space on the upper levels. Here’s a rendering of the lobby interior:
Behind the little link building, an outdoor terrace stretches to the Platte River and connects to a riverside trail and terrace.
This site plan shows the building footprint, with Platte Street at the top of the image.
The project will also feature a fitness center and five balconies that face the river and downtown skyline. Vehicle parking and bicycle storage will be provided in two underground levels. The development’s location adjacent to the Platte River/Cherry Creek trail systems and the 16th Street pedestrian corridor makes it very accessible by bike or on foot, and is a 10-minute walk from Denver Union Station.
Construction is planned to begin in April 2016 with the demolition of the former Empire Staple building. Recently, Trammell Crow completed a new facility for Empire Staple in the Globeville neighborhood, freeing up the Platte Street site for redevelopment. The project will be seeking LEED certification, with completion targeted for late 2017.