Construction on Galvanize 2.0 on historic Platte Street is coming along nicely. In our last update in November, the building foundation was being excavated. Since then, the project has topped off at its four-story height!
Featuring around 70,000 square feet for offices, classrooms, and meeting spaces plus a ground-floor restaurant, Galvanize 2.0 is aiming for an early 2015 opening.
In our first update on The Lab on Platte, a 73,000 square foot, four story office building being developed at 17th and Platte behind the Denver Beer Company, we noted that the old janitorial supplies building that occupied the site was under demolition.
With this short update, we can report that construction of the building’s foundation is now underway!
As can be seen in the images above, excavation and the shoring walls are now underway. We’ll stop by The Lab on Platte in a few months when it starts to go vertical. The project is slated for opening in April 2015.
In our first post on The Boathouse, I mentioned that construction was already well underway. Here’s some proof!
The Boathouse is planned to be completed by January 2015.
What was a steel shell back in March, the three-story Mile High United Way Headquarters is now an almost fully enclosed building four months later! Situated along Park Avenue, between Stout and California Streets, this office project really shaping up and only has a couple months until completion!
The 63,000 square foot office building has topped out and the facade, comprised of blonde brick and glass curtain walls, is nearly complete. Here are two prospective of the building from California and Stout Streets along Park Avenue.
The back of the building will be used for parking and is comprised mostly with a blonde brick facade. However, the glass curtain wall along Stout Street adds a great modern touch to the building.
The Mile High United Way Headquarters contributes to the once broken street wall along Park Avenue West. There might still be a lot of work to be done but this is a great step in the right direction. Completion for this project is expected around this fall.
Some infill projects are bigger than others, but even the smaller projects help fill in missing bits of the urban fabric and energize their surroundings. In the case of The Boathouse, a new 10,400 square foot office project in Lower Highland at 1850 Platte Street, that means putting a cool new micro-building on a vacant sliver of land. Nautical-themed projects are rare in arid, landlocked Denver, but this one is kind of appropriate given its location on Platte along the Platte. Here’s the site outlined on a Google Earth aerial.
The Boathouse, developed by Grand American, Inc., features four floors total—parking and lobby space on the ground floor and three levels of offices above—in a building that offers nice views of Commons Park and the Downtown Denver skyline. Here are two renderings, courtesy of the project architect, Shears Adkins Rockmore; the first image shows the view from the Platte River side, the second image shows the view from the Platte Street side.
Construction on the project is already underway and I bet our project-updating-expert Ryan Dravitz will have some pics to share with you before too long.
In the next two updates, we are going to be heading over to the TAXI development to check in at Drive 2. Back in January, when we first covered this project, it was just a steel shell that was not quite topped out. Now, the 60,000 square foot project is almost complete. In this update, we will be looking at the outside of the project and tomorrow, we will have a special ‘inside the infill’ edition of this project as we take a look inside!
Drive 2 is very similar to its neighbor Drive. In fact, they share the same height, facade, and have a level horizontal window line between both buildings. Here’s a fun fact about this project: Originally, there was supposed to be a single building spanning the entire length of Drive and Drive 2. Because of the economic conditions, the first 40,000 square foot ‘Drive’ was built. Fast forward to present day, there are two separate buildings. However, Drive 2 was designed in a way to look like it was broken off from the original Drive building! This is a very neat and subtle architectural element!
Here are a couple more pictures of Drive and Drive 2 from the back side. From this prospective, you can clearly tell these buildings are twins. In the foreground of the first picture sits the tenant pool which is made from two shipping containers!
Coming up next, we go inside Drive 2 to look at floor-plans and views from this exciting, new development!
Today we are going to head back to the Union Station for some exciting news! A new tower crane, at the Triangle building site, is now part of the Union Station skyline!
Here are some pictures of the new tower crane along the 16th Street Mall. The Triangle Building will rise a total of 10-stories; roughly the same height as the Gates building across the street.
If you remember from our announcement post, the Triangle Building will not take up the entire site; like the underground parking structure does. As soon as the parking structure is capped, the north end of the property will be turned into a public plaza with retail.
The Triangle Building is a very exciting project, taking up the last empty lot on the southern side of the 16th Street Mall! 16th and Wewatta Street is going to be a very impressive, and urban intersection within the next couple of years! How exciting!
A major new office tower is proposed for Downtown Denver: 1144 15th Street.
To be developed by Hines, 1144 15th will provide 640,000 square feet of office space in a 40-story glass tower rising up from 15th Street between Arapahoe and Lawrence Streets, sharing the block with the Four Seasons. Here’s a Google Earth aerial with the site outlined:
Here are a few renderings from the project’s website. Pickard Chilton is the project architect.
View looking west from a few blocks to the east:
Skyline panorama also looking west:
Nighttime view looking east from Auraria Parkway:
Wide skyline panorama looking east:
According to the Denver Business Journal, Hines is planning to build the tower as a 100% speculative project based on the strength of the Downtown market. Construction is scheduled to begin May 2015 with completion in mid-2017.
This isn’t the first time Hines has proposed this project. Twice since the early 2000s, Hines had marketed a tower at this location, but with a pre-leasing requirement that never materialized. From our DenverInfill archives, here is an image of the proposed tower (then known as 1100 15th) from 2001:
What an exciting project! We will keep you posted as more details about the project become available over the coming months.