Back in May, we announced a new project that’s going up in the Golden Triangle Neighborhood, along Bannock Street, right behind Denver Art Museum’s Hamilton Building. As a refresher, this project is a new 50,000 square foot administrative office building that will house around 100 museum employees, a research library, and 9,000 square feet of exhibit storage. The current administrative offices for the Denver Art Museum are located at 414 14th Street in a wonderful historic building. Upon relocation to the new administrative building, the historic building will undergo restorations. We will have a separate post on 414 14th Street over at DenverUrbanism in the next week or so! Now for the infill!
The structure itself is topped out at 2-stories. The scale of this building fits in very well with its surroundings: A single story historic building to the south and the 2-story Clyfford Still Museum to the north.
Here is an additional shot of the building along Bannock Street. When this building is complete, it will have more of a minimalist, horizontal look, taking after the Clyfford Still Museum.
The Denver Art Museum Offices are expected to be complete by Spring 2014.
About a month ago, we posted about First Gulf Corporation’s proposed 21-story office tower at the corner of 14th and Lawrence. Today we have a bit more information about the project to share with you.
In addition to the two renderings provided in our October post, here are two more images showing the proposed tower within its Downtown Denver context. First, this view looking southeast from the 14th/Larimer corner towards Lawrence Street:
Next, a broader view of the Lawrence Street side of the building, looking northwest, with 14th Street on the left edge of the image:
Finally, over this past weekend, a new large sign promoting the project has been installed at the site.
Even though this project is directly across the street from my office window and will partially block my skyline view, I think this project is great! It beats looking at a surface parking lot by a mile high.
A little over a week ago, we announced the groundbreaking of the Museum Center & Art Hotel project along with a new rendering. Now it’s time to finally add this great project to the list of construction updates! Let’s take a look at what’s going on down at the site.
First off, let’s start with a picture of the blank wall we will never have to look at again! The Museum Center & Art Hotel will rise a total of nine stories, clearing the blank wall plus more!
These guys do not waste any time! Earth moving has already begun and the surface parking lot is already gone! Here are a couple shots of the site: one from the ground at 12th and Broadway, and one from the Civic Center Cultural Complex Parking Garage, which will provide us with some awesome views of this project!
Since there isn’t any underground parking for this project, there isn’t much excavation that is going to be required which in turn, we should see this project go vertical fairly quickly!
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.
In April was our first blog post about the new Museum Center + The Art Hotel project planned for the northwest corner of W. 12th Avenue and Broadway in the Golden Triangle district in Downtown Denver. Today, we’re happy to report the project has just broken ground!
As a quick refresher, the nine-story project includes 50,000 square feet of office space known as Museum Center, and a 165-room boutique hotel known as The Art. Both names are appropriate, as the project represents the final phase of the mixed-use public/private project from 2006 that included the Denver Art Museum’s Hamilton Building, the Museum Residences, and the Civic Center Cultural Complex Parking Garage.
With the press release announcing the groundbreaking, Corporex Colorado and Davis Partnership Architects provided is rendering of the project, as viewed from the opposite corner of Broadway and 12th Avenue, looking northwest (click to view at full size):
If you compare this image to the ones we presented in our April 2013 post, you’ll see the design is essentially the same but with just a few relatively minor refinements and tweaks.
With the new History Colorado Center and Ralph Carr Colorado Judicial Center projects across the street, this project represents the capstone to a remarkably transformed two-block stretch of Broadway. Plus, I think we can all agree it will be nice to not have to look at the surface parking lot, big blank concrete wall, and weedy vacant lot that has occupied the site for the last seven years. What a great addition to Downtown Denver!
Back in May, we went around Cherry Creek to check out all of the new proposed infill projects. When we announced 245 Columbine here on DenverInfill, we had some preliminary designs of the building making it hard to really see how this project would fit in. Thankfully, we now have a final design for 245 Columbine. For the Cherry Creek neighborhood, it’s a very edgy design with overhangs, a curved upper facade, and multiple setbacks. This is not your typical modern Denver mixed-use building! Here is the new rendering courtesy of the project’s website.
The architect for 245 Columbine is Klipp, and Mortenson Construction will be the builder. The 7-story building will have multiple uses: the ground floor will provide 12,800 square feet of retail, floors 2-6 will be office, and the 7th floor will have 8,300 square feet of residential all over two levels of underground parking providing 104 spaces. There will be patios on the 3rd and 5th floor along with a 30 foot pocket park on the north end of the property. The delivery date for 245 Columbine is still unknown however the project is being actively marketed. Hopefully we will see this break ground within the next quarter or two.