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New River North Project: HUB

A new mixed-use office/hotel development is slated for the block bounded by Walnut, 36th, Blake, and Downing streets in Denver’s popular River North (RiNo) district. Known as HUB, the 8-story project is being developed by Elevation Development Group with Jones Lang LaSalle handling the leasing. Here’s the location outlined on a Google Earth aerial:

The HUB project breaks down as follows: An L-shaped office building containing 250,000 square feet of space will cover the whole half-block along Walnut and part of the half-block along Blake closest to 36th Street. A 150-room boutique hotel will sit at the corner of Blake and Downing across the street from RTD’s 38th and Blake Station to complete the block. HUB will also include 27,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor.

Automobile parking will be located on part of the ground floor as well as on levels 2 and 3, with a total of 437 spaces to serve both the office and hotel functions. Ample bicycle parking will also be provided. A large outdoor garden between the office and hotel towers will top the parking podium, with 50,000-square foot office floor plates located on levels 4 through 8. This site plan, courtesy of the development team, shows the basic layout of the project:


HomeAdvisor announced in July 2015 their plans to relocate their corporate headquarters from Golden to Downtown Denver. After a year-long search, they have chosen to move to HUB as an anchor tenant, taking 58,000 square feet on the top two floors.

Here are several renderings of HUB, courtesy of Gensler, the project architect.

View of HUB from the corner of 36th (left) and Walnut (right) looking north:

View of HUB from Walnut (left) and Downing (right) looking west. On the right edge of the image is a glimpse of the hotel at Blake and Downing.


The design of the hotel is not as far along as the office component, but here is a conceptual rendering of the hotel looking south from the train station across Blake Street:


The outdoor garden space on the fourth floor between the hotel and office towers will include nice views of the mountains:


The site has been recently cleared of its former industrial uses and some utility work has already been completed. This is the site currently looking east from 36th and Blake:


The retail, parking, and office components will be built concurrently, with the opening planned for early 2018. Completion of the hotel component will lag by approximately 6 to 12 months.

New River North Project: Flight

Another piece of Zeppelin Development‘s TAXI master plan is falling into place with the construction of FLIGHT, a 140,000 square foot office building that will be the corporate headquarters for Boa Technology. The new four-story building will sit along Ringsby Court just north of the adaptive reuse FREIGHT building and opposite the newly opened FREIGHT Residences.  The approximate location of FLIGHT is outlined on the Google Earth aerial image below.

FLIGHT will feature the strong horizontal forms and oblique geometry that defines the architecture of the TAXI campus, thanks to Dynia Architects. Courtesy of Zeppelin and Dynia, here is a rendering of FLIGHT looking south toward Downtown, with the FREIGHT Residences on the right and Ringsby Court on the left:


Boa Technology will occupy 100,000 square feet of the building with the remaining 40,000 available for other tenants. In addition to housing Boa’s offices, the new facility will also include the company’s research and development department and a prototype engineering and testing laboratory. The four-story structure will feature a two-story atrium, a 13,000 square-foot green roof, outdoor meeting spaces, and parking for 100 bicycles. The project is seeking LEED Silver certification and will include a 170 kw solar photovoltaic array that will offset about 20 percent of the building’s electricity use.

Construction on FLIGHT is now underway with completion planned for late 2017.

River North: The Crossing at Denargo Market Update #1

Our previous post on The Crossing at Denargo Market was back in 2015 when the project was up to four floors. Much progress has been made since then and the 321-unit apartment community is nearing completion. Let’s take a look!

View along Wewatta Way:

Looking down the private drive that runs between Wewatta Way and Delgany Street, with The Marq (previously The Yards at Denargo Market) on the right.


View along Denargo Market. The parcel with the industrial building on the left was excluded in the Denargo Market General Development Plan area.


The entire project should be wrapped up by the end of the year.

River North: The Source Hotel + Market Hall Update #2

Construction has begun on the hotel and market hall components at The Source on Brighton Boulevard in Denver’s booming RiNo district.

With the huge success of The Source, the 25,000 SF marketplace forged out of a former 1880s iron foundry, Zeppelin Development envisioned an expansion of the concept onto the gravelly lot next door to include a new 19,000 square foot market hall, a 100-room hotel, and a 300-space structured parking garage.

With the parking garage now complete, work is underway on the market hall and hotel. Here are a few photos from this weekend showing the foundations for the new structures going in:



For renderings, a site plan, and all the project details, please visit our first post on this development.

The Source Hotel and Market Hall should be open by late 2017.

River North: Industry Denver Apartments Update #2

In our Update #1 post on the Industry Denver Apartments in May, site prep had just started for the 9-story, 277-unit residential building. Now, three months later, the first couple of levels of the structured parking are going vertical. Here’s a quick look:


For a refresher on the project’s design, amenities, and other details, check out our first post from late 2015.

River North: Broadstone RiNo Update #2

We’re a bit overdue for an update on Broadstone RiNo; our Update #1 was in October 2015, so let’s take a look at this 270-home apartment development as it nears completion. Broadstone RiNo is a large project covering about a city block in area from Brighton Boulevard to Arkins Court, northeast of 31st Street.

These first four photos show the Brighton Boulevard side of the project starting from the corner at 31st Street and moving north along Brighton.

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The Arkins Court side:


The 31st Street side:

We’ll check in on Broadstone RiNo one more time for the final update.

River North: Modera River North Update #1

Back in June when we did our Summer 2016 Tower Crane Census, Ryan included a photo of the crane at Modera River North, but today we have our first full update on the project. As discussed in our initial post on this development, Modera River North will feature 362 apartment homes in a 6-story building located at the corner of 29th Street and Brighton Boulevard.

Let’s take a look at the construction progress. Here’s an overview shot looking west at the corner of 29th and Brighton.

In front of the building along Brighton is a bus stop serving RTD’s Route 48 that takes riders straight into Downtown Denver. Modera River North is also about one mile from both Denver Union Station and the 38th and Blake station on the A line.


Below is the southwestern side of the project facing 28th Street. In the foreground is part of a 0.75-acre public space that features seating and landscaped gardens. This public space is a component of the Denargo Market General Development Plan that covers not only this site, but also The Marq (formerly The Yards at Denargo Market), The Crossing at Denargo Market, and several parcels yet to be developed.

Modera River North will be complete in 2017.

New River North Project: Ramble Hotel

A new independent hotel is coming to the corner of 25th and Larimer in Denver’s River North district.


Developed by Gravitas Development Group, the Ramble Hotel will feature 50 rooms in a three-story building designed by Johnson Nathan Strohe that recalls an early 20th century industrial style with intricate metal and brick detailing.


The ground floor lobby will have 20-foot ceilings and include a marquee cocktail bar, Death & Company Denver, which will also operate a reservations-only bar on the mezzanine level. Other hotel amenities include an intimate theater, an independent restaurant, a small retail outlet, flexible meeting space, and an outdoor courtyard. Right across 25th Street from the hotel is another Gravitas development, a mixed-use retail and office project made out of 29 reclaimed shipping containers.

Construction started about a week ago. Here are a couple of photos from today:


The Ramble Hotel should open in late 2017.

New River North Project: Revolution 3600

The remarkable revitalization of the River North Art District continues with the announcement of another major infill project: Revolution 3600, a 5-story, 150,000 square foot mixed-use development planned for the corner of 36th Street and Brighton Boulevard.


Revolution 3600 is being developed by a team led by Ed Haselden with Anderson Mason Dale serving as the project architect, Jones Lang LaSalle handling office leasing, and Haselden Construction as the builder. The mixed-use project’s two main components include approximately 120,000 square feet of office space on floors 2-5 and around 20,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor. The 37,500 SF property is mostly vacant land except for a small 1950’s-era industrial building previously occupied by Industrial Motors & Machining, which recently moved to a new location two miles away.

A couple of renderings: Revolution 3600 looking east at the corner of Brighton Boulevard and 36th Street, followed by the view looking south along Brighton Boulevard. All renderings are courtesy of Anderson Mason Dale.


A highlight of the ground-floor commercial uses is the proposed Market Hall that will combine up to eight food purveyors into an 8,700 SF open-floor space that doubles as the building lobby. Additional ground-floor uses include a 6,000 SF restaurant space at the 36th Street corner and a similar-sized space for a retail tenant.

Revolution 3600’s proposed Market Hall interior and a view of the building’s Brighton Boulevard elevation with ground-floor commercial spaces:



Automobile parking for 238 spaces will be accommodated on two underground levels accessed via the alley. Bicycle parking will also be provided.

Construction is expected to begin in spring 2017.