Way back in 2011, in a general Highland project update, we covered the first phase of a townhouse development; Tejon 34. At the time we updated this project, the first phase was just wrapping up and later we found out that this project has mulitple phases providing a total of 28 for-sale units to the Lower Highland neighborhood.
Phase two of this project is now complete and sits right behind phase one, creating an alley between them. The alley’s primary function is a driveway for residents to access their garages. Just to the east of the second phase, there is a central couryard which will end up being completely closed in with units on both sides.
Here is a look down the alley. On the left you can see phase one, on the right phase two. The third phase is under-construction just to the north and is currently wrapped in scaffolding.
Here are some additional shots of the third phase along Tejon Street. This phase is right next to the first phase of Tejon 34 which sits on 34th Avenue and Tejon Street.
There is only one more phase of this project that needs to be built for a complete buildout of this project. There is already a construction fence around the site so hopefully we will see this start very soon!
The Galvanize 2.0 project in Downtown Denver’s Lower Highland district is moving forward! Today, we have an update and some new renderings. Visit our first post for an introduction to the project.
Galvanize 2.0 is a new 4-story mixed-use office/retail project with 76,000-square feet of rentable space near 17th and Platte Street on the eastern border of Denver’s Lower Highland district—right along the western edge of the South Platte River. Galvanize is a collaborative office community and entrepreneurial co-working environment for innovative/start-up companies.
The small building that previously occupied the property has been demolished, and the site is being readied for construction of the new building, starting December 2013. The project is scheduled for completion in late 2014. Some of the exposed steel and accent wood from the old building has been salvaged and will be featured in the new building.
Here are two new renderings of the Platte Street side of the building, courtesy of Nichols Partnership and Open Studio | Architecture (click to embiggen).
This project has many exciting components. The ground-floor side facing Platte Street includes a space for a restaurant to engage with the vibrant Platte Street frontage, and the Platte River side/garden level will serve as the new home for the Galvanize gSchool program. Galvanize will also occupy Floors 3 and 4, with the Platte River/Cherry Creek bike path system providing a strong link to their Golden Triangle facility at 11th and Delaware in the historic Rocky Mountain Bank Note Building. The remainder of the building will be available for lease to other new start-up companies, and also includes a fitness center and a bicycle facility.
The building will have two front doors, fronting both Platte Street and the Platte River, with terrace and patio spaces facing the river and providing great views of the Denver skyline, along with improvements to the trail along the west side of Platte. Galvanize 2.0 should be finished by late 2014.
Back in June we announced what was going to replace the former Pagliacci’s building: a 61-unit 5-story boutique apartment building. Let’s head on over to the site to check out what’s going on.
Just like the LoHi City View project, earth moving has begun and shoring walls have started to be put in. A hole in the ground is a sure sign that this project be built. Here are some pictures of the site.
Lumina is one of the more unique projects, architecturally speaking, going up in the Lower Highland neighborhood. If you don’t remember what the final product will look like, fear not, you can head on over to our project announcement post. Lumina is expected to be complete around late summer / early fall 2014.
Continuing on our Lower Highland / Jefferson Park infill tour, let’s head over to Zuni Street to check in at the Skyline View Apartments site. Last time we visited this project in April, just the concrete podium was up with the timber structure just starting to rise on the second level.
The wise always say, ‘a watched pot never grows’ and seeing how I haven’t been by this site since April, the saying has some merit. This project is just about complete and we are now able see some of the materials that are being used; a combination of brick, stucco, and metal paneling.
The Skyline View Apartments look very out of place right now because there are few high density buildings along this stretch of Zuni Street. Seeing how the Lower Highland neighborhood is a hot spot for development right now, I wouldn’t be surprise if this changed in the near future!
Over the next week or so we are going to be looking at a lot of projects starting to take off in the Lower Highland and Jefferson Park neighborhoods. Some of these projects are giant holes in the ground, and some are well underway. Today, we are going to start off with the LoHi City View Apartments which we announced last October. The site was used as staging for the B Street LoHi apartments but since that project is now complete, excavation has begun for this project. Let’s take a look.
Right now there is a lot of earth moving going on for the underground parking structure and shoring walls have started to be put in. This project will sit just across the alley from the new B Street LoHi project. That’s a lot of density going in along Boulder Street!
This 100-unit apartment building was supposed to be complete already but seeing as it’s just getting underway, we should see delivery around late summer / early fall of next year.
Let’s stay on Platte Street to look at another new infill project! Galvanize, currently located in the Rocky Mountain Note building in the Golden Triangle neighborhood, has been very successful and will be expanding their operations into the Central Platte Valley. Similar to Shift Workspaces, Galvanize is a shared co-working center made for start-ups and small businesses. In these work-spaces, you would have the ability to rent a seat, station, or small office which is, once again, great for start-ups and newly established businesses. Now for the infill! Galvanize 2.0 will be situated on the southeast side of Platte between 16th and 17th. Here is a map with the site outlined.
Galvanize 2.0 will contain 60,000 square feet of co-working space rising 5-stories and since Platte Street is a retail corridor, the ground floor of Galvanize 2.0 will be dedicated to retail. Below are some conceptual renderings thanks to Open Studio | Architecture. These are not the final designs of the building but we can expect a modern glass and brick building.
Currently there is a 2-story brick building on the site which will be demolished to make way for Galvanize 2.0. I really wish they could have found a way to incorporate this neat little building into the development!
Construction is expected to start later this year with completion around Fall 2014.