The time has come to wrap up One City Block over in the Uptown neighborhood. The project is now complete and residents are living in all four buildings. One City Block had very extensive coverage here on DenverInfill so I encourage you to look back at the previous posts below and follow this great project from proposal to completion!
New Infill Project Planned for Full Block in Uptown
Uptown District Project Update: One City Block
Goodbye Empty Lots, You Will Not Be Missed
Uptown: One City Block Update #1
Uptown: One City Block Update #2
Uptown: One City Block Update #3
Uptown: One City Block Update #4
Uptown: One City Block Update #5
Uptown: One City Block Update #6
Uptown: One City Block Update #7 (Inside the Infill Edition)
Uptown: One City Block Update #8
Now for a look at the finished product. Prepare yourself, this is a very large tour with a lot of photos! First off, we are going to walk around One City Block looking at each corner of the project. Here is ‘The Congress’ and ‘The Benedict’ along 19th Avenue between Logan and Pennsylvania Street. We have already seen these complete buildings in our previous update.
The two buildings we have not seen complete are ‘The Commons’ (left) and ‘The Washington’ (right). They are situated along 18th Avenue between Logan and Pennsylvania Street. Right now, there are a lack of trees in this view but they are being planted around the whole block.
Next, we are going to walk around One City Block again but look at the street presence along each block. Here is the view down 19th Avenue. These buildings fit the scale of Uptown very well and continue the urban fabric Uptown Square has provided for over a decade.
Moving around One City Block counter-clockwise, this is the street view looking south down Logan Street towards 18th Avenue (left) and looking east down 18th Avenue towards Pennsylvania Street (right).
And finally the street view looking north down Pennsylvania Street towards 19th Avenue. Also worth a mention, there is ample signage and seating around the entire project on all four streets. This continues the same trend of Uptown Square.
There are two entrances we have not yet seen: the entrance to both ‘The Commons’ and ‘The Washington’ are clearly marked and inviting on the street level.
Speaking of entrances, there will be two ground floor retail pads along 19th Avenue; one in ‘The Congress’ and one in ‘The Benedict’. Recently, RedPeak announced their first retail tenant: D-Bar which will be located in ‘The Congress’.
The parking for One City Block is pretty inconspicuous and is located along both Pennsylvania and Logan Street.
Retail parking is provided and resident parking is through a private entrance on both sides.
One City Block features a single central courtyard that is accessible to residents from each block. Each entrance is gated at the top of the stairs and requires a key to get in.
Here is a peek inside the central courtyard. The courtyard has numerous amounts of meeting space and seating with a pool in the center.
In the two and a half years DenverInfill has been following One City Block, I have personally seen it slowly transform the Uptown neighborhood on a daily basis. This project is adding 350-units to Uptown, more retail, and is greatly contributing to help repair the urban fabric of this neighborhood. The fact we were able to get a project that took up an entire block of surface parking is great. Having the project split up into four unique buildings with different styles of brick and architecture is absolutely phenomenal. One City Block, in no way, has an overbearing presence and has near perfect urban form. Welcome to Downtown Denver and Uptown, One City Block!