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.