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River North: Industry Phase III Update #1

Industry Denver is the creative-tech co-working office community housed within a converted 1939 blonde-brick produce warehouse in Denver’s hot RiNo district on the edge of Downtown. The 120,000-square foot building provides 80,000 square feet of office space, several restaurants, and plenty of common areas for workers. We covered Industry’s adaptive reuse Phases I and II over at DenverUrbanism last November.

With this DenverInfill post is our first update on Phase III, which is Industry’s first new-construction component. Phase III includes an additional 72,000 square feet of office space on the lower two levels, with three floors of structured parking above holding 300 vehicle spaces. The new 5-story concrete structure runs the length of the historic building and two portals will connect the old and new buildings on the inside. Here’s a Google Earth aerial showing the outline of Industry Phase III:


Let’s take a look at construction progress. Here’s a view of the 29th Street side showing the first two floors of office with three levels of parking above:


This is the northeast end closer to 31st Street. The parking lot in the foreground will be developed into multi-family housing (a blog post on that is coming very soon!):


Industry Denver Phase III should be complete by Spring 2016.

New River North Project: Catalyst

Catalyst is a full-block “Health-Tech Innovation” project in Denver’s River North district planned for Brighton Boulevard between 35th and 36th Streets. At build-out, Catalyst will include approximately 300,000 square feet of office and retail space in two buildings. Here’s the site:


Developed by Koelbel and Company, Mike Biselli and Larry Burgess, the first phase of Catalyst consists of 180,000 square feet of collaborative office space intended for health-care technology companies and other innovative organizations. Two preliminary renderings of Phase 1 are below, courtesy of project architect, The Beck Group:

Brighton Boulevard (foreground) with 35th Street on the left:


35th Street (foreground) with Brighton Boulevard on the right:


If all goes as planned, Phase 1 of Catalyst will be complete by Fall 2017.

Lower Downtown: Dairy Block Update #5

Just a few blocks away from Union Station, work is progressing on a very prominent Lower Downtown project: Dairy Block, formally known as Z-Block. This project is taking up a large amount of surface parking while keeping to the true historic form of Lower Downtown.

First let’s take a look at the hole in the ground. The last time we visited this project, the two tower cranes were just going in. Now, construction is in full swing as the three levels of underground parking are beginning to rise. It looks like they have one more level before going above street level.

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Keeping up with the aerial theme, I noticed Dairy Block was in the set of photos I took this last weekend! You can’t see it yet, but this project will fill in another gap of Lower Downtown’s already established urban fabric.

Stay tuned for many more aerials throughout the week!

Union Station: Union Tower West Update #4

Today I have a special update for Union Tower West. Not only are we going to look at it from the ground, but we also got a great aerial advantage of this project. As a refresher, Union Tower West is a 12-story, 180-room hotel, 100,000 square foot office building. From a height prospective, this project will join the Cadence, Triangle Building, 1601 Wewatta class.

Over the last couple of weeks, the elevator and stairwell cores have started to go vertical, with the parking structure tagging along. There will be three stories of above-ground parking, which is almost complete.

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How about some aerials? It was a great, clear weekend to get some high visibility drone photos. There is some serious crane action going on in the Union Station neighborhood!

A few more projects still need a final update in the Union Station neighborhood, making those our focus this week. Stay tuned for those updates and some more aerials!

Central Downtown: 1144 Fifteenth Update #8

For this update of 1144 Fifteenth, the 40-story office tower Hines is building at 15th and Arapahoe, let’s go way above the site and take a peek down into the construction pit where the underground parking and the core of the structure are going in. For more about the building’s foundation, check out Ryan’s Update #7 post. A big THANK YOU to DenverInfill reader S. Autrey for  the photos!

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These photos also give us a bird’s-eye view of little stretches of the new Arapahoe and Lawrence street protected bike lanes. With 15th Street also having a protected bike lane, 1144 Fifteenth will be surrounded by some of the best bicycle infrastructure in Downtown Denver!



We’ll check in at 1144 Fifteenth when the building begins climbing above ground level.

Central Downtown: 1401 Lawrence Update #9

Swinging back over to central Downtown Denver, let’s check in on the quickly rising 1401 Lawrence. The last milestone was when the parking structure topped out with the first floor of the office portion starting to rise.

The low winter sun is upon us, casting long shadows while highlighting the tops of buildings in a brilliant, golden glow. Rising up 14-stories, 1401 Lawrence is starting to make its mark on the Denver skyline.

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Even with eight more stories to go, this project has a huge impact next to Larimer Square; helping create a frame for one of Downtown’s most popular destinations.

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Looking down 14th Street from the Four Seasons, 1401 Lawrence is already positively changing the street level. It’s only going to get better from here as the project continues to rise along with the facade.

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For this update, we have three more bonus photos taken from the Four Seasons. Thanks to DenverInfill reader S. Autrey for these great shots!

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In the coming weeks, we should start to see the glass curtain wall rise on the upper portion of the office building, which will be featured in our next update. See you then!

New River North Project: Gauge

River North (aka RiNo) is one of Denver’s hottest urban-core districts for infill development and adaptive reuse, whether for residential, office, hotel, retail or light industrial uses, and Zeppelin Development has been leading the charge in most of those categories. Zeppelin helped put RiNo on the map with its TAXI project, is wrapping up construction on Freight Residences, is just getting started on the Source Hotel and Market Hall, and will be breaking ground in the spring on a new RiNo mixed-use office project at 35th and Wazee: Gauge.

In case you haven’t noticed, Zeppelin has also been moving east with their developments. TAXI is west of the South Platte River, the Source is in the middle of RiNo along the booming Brighton Boulevard corridor, and Gauge will put them within two blocks of the 38th & Blake Station on RTD’s A Line (opening April 22, 2016), which lets Zeppelin add transit-oriented development to their list of accomplishments. Here’s the location for Gauge on a Google Earth aerial and a perspective showing Gauge and its proximity to Downtown Denver:



35th and Wazee? Not exactly a bustling corner, and one that probably not a lot of people have ever been to, let alone knew existed. But the combination of new rail transit to the area and big demand for places to live/work/shop/socialize in the urban core have now put places like 35th and Wazee on the radar screen.

Gauge will feature 80,000 square feet of office space and 20,000 square feet of retail in a four-story building designed by Dynia Architects, the same design firm that Zeppelin used at TAXI and The Source. Like those developments, Gauge will feature a progressive industrial/modern design, big volume spaces, exposed steel, concrete floors, operable glass garage doors as windows, landscaped terraces, and great views of downtown and the mountains. Here are some brand-new renderings, courtesy of Zeppelin and Dynia Architects:

View of the 35th and Wazee corner with, on the right, the 35th Street Pedestrian Bridge (due to open in 2016) that will span over the tracks and connect to the Blake Street side of RiNo (and the transit station):


View looking south along Wazee toward 35th Street, with Gauge’s historic brick neighbor on the right:


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35th Street elevation:


In addition to the office space, another cool feature will be a food hall/collaborative retail space on the ground floor that takes advantage of Gauge’s proximity to the transit station. It will include a dozen independent restaurant/retail tenants from around the region that are known for innovative food and retail goods. Structured parking for 125 vehicles will be tucked away on the alley side of the building:


Finally, as I mentioned in our recent post on the nearby Great Divide Brewery project, there are big plans in the works for transforming 35th Street through RiNo into something special (more on that later…) that will add to the appeal of Gauge’s location.

Zeppelin plans to break ground on Gauge in March 2016 and wrap up construction by spring 2017.


Union Station: Triangle Building Final Update – Part 2

Ryan showed us in Part 1 the Triangle Building’s shiny angular exterior forms. In Part 2, let’s take a tour of the interior and check out some of the awesome views from the top of the building!

The Triangle Building has two main entries, one facing 16th Street and the other facing Wewatta. The 16th Street portal is the larger of the two and offers views of the gorgeous lobby that features white quartz walls, white terrazzo floors and a dramatic swoopy ceiling made of polished wood. The project architect is Anderson Mason Dale.


Due to a site grade change between the building’s east and west sides, the lobby steps down from the 16th Street entry to the Wewatta entry:


Looking back at the main entry, a distinctive glass TRIANGLE sign above the door captures the light in different ways throughout the day and is illuminated in the evening:


The quartz, terrazzo, and wood design features extend through the lobby to the smaller Wewatta entry (complete with its own TRIANGLE sign), next to which is the entrance to the underground parking garage.


The floor-to-ceiling glass used for the retail spaces on the ground-floor have been carried up to the second level, where tenant finish is just getting underway for WeWork, which will occupy several floors in the 10-story building (the other major building tenant announced so far is Liberty Global):


Here we see the building’s standard open floor plate:


The subtle step along the Triangle building’s Wewatta elevation (or the hypotenuse to be more geometrical than architectural about it) provides each triangle-shaped floor plate the opportunity to have four “corner” offices, according to East West Partners‘ Ryan Stone. (Thank you Ryan for the great tour!)


Let’s go to the roof where awesome views abound!

To the southwest down Wewatta Street towards the Pepsi Center:


To the south and Downtown Denver’s growing skyline:


To the southeast looking up the 16th Street Mall:


Denver Union Station, Coors Field, and LoDo to the east:


Across 16th Street to the northeast, the Union Station commuter rail platforms and, in the foreground, excavation for the Kimpton Hotel/1881 16th Street projects:


To the north, the Pivot, Union Tower West, and 1975 18th Street projects are making steady progress:


To the northwest and the Millennium Bridge:


Looking west at the Speer bridge over the South Platte River and Elitch Gardens:


Finally, one last view from where we started, looking southwest along Wewatta, where the Triangle building’s sleek facade mirrors its urban surroundings:


That’s it for our coverage of the Triangle building! However… we will next take a look at the cool urban plaza wrapping up construction along the Triangle’s edge.