The infill boom keeps on rolling in Cherry Creek! With over 350 residential units already under construction, another new infill project has broken ground on the eastern side of Cherry Creek in the Alameda Triangle.
The project will sit at 360 South Monroe; at the intersection of Cherry Creek Drive North and Monroe Street. The building will take up two thirds of the block and will run along the diagonal portion of Cherry Creek Drive North. Here is a map with the site outlined.
I stopped by the site this weekend to check in on the progress of this project. Right now, excavation, drilling, and foundation work has begun. I suspect in the next few months we will see one or two tower cranes installed on site due to the large scale of this building.
Now for the good stuff, renderings! We have three perspectives to share with you today. Here is the building viewed from Cherry Creek Drive North looking northwest. As you can see, 360 South Monroe will rise a total of 8-stories.
Here is the view from Dakota Street.
And here is the view from South Monroe Street.
360 South Monroe will provide the Cherry Creek Neighborhood with 297 rental units with structured parking underground. Completion is expected around mid 2015.
Downtown Denver’s Golden Triangle district is getting a new for-sale 17-unit project, Ten10 Brownstones, at the northeast corner of W. 10th Avenue and Bannock. Here’s a Google Earth aerial with the site outlined:
Currently on the site is a small commercial building and house. Here’s a photo Ryan took recently showing the project site:
The units will have an exterior of brick, sandstone, and glass. River Studio Architects did the design. Here are three renderings from the project website:
Bird’s-eye view of the 10th and Bannock corner looking northeast:
10th Avenue elevation:
Ten10 Brownstones should be finished late 2014.
A development application for a significant new residential project in Downtown Denver’s Uptown district has been under review with the city since December 2013.
Alexan Uptown is planned for the full half block along the west side of Logan Street between E. 19th and E. 20th Avenues. Here’s a Google Earth aerial photo showing the project location:
Trammell Crow Residential‘s Alexan Uptown project is a 12-story, 372-unit apartment community that will include 440 parking spaces located on one below-grade level and four above-grade levels. Residential units will wrap the structured parking along the 20th and Logan sides. Alexan Uptown will replace a full half block of ugly surface parking—a condition that has plagued the Uptown district for decades. Fortunately, thanks to nearby projects such as Uptown Square, Tower on the Park, Uptown Apartments, Grant Park and, most recently, One City Block, that condition is changing. Uptown is steadily transforming into a dense, vibrant, mixed-use neighborhood and this new Alexan Uptown development will substantially contribute to Uptown’s evolution. Here’s a Google Street View image of the Alexan Uptown site at the corner of Logan Street and 20th Avenue:
Really, what could be more anti-urban than a wasteland surface parking lot like this? Alexan Uptown will help heal another gap in Uptown’s urban fabric.
The project architect is Kephart. Here’s a current rendering of Alexan Uptown, courtesy of the good folks at Kephart, showing the project from across the 19th and Logan corner—19th Avenue is on the left, Logan Street is on the right (click/zoom to view at full 2,400-pixel-wide resolution):
Construction on Alexan Uptown should begin Fall 2014.
Let’s head over to Downtown Denver’s Central Platte Valley district and check in on the Balfour at Riverfront Park project. When we last covered this project in October, the west side of the project was built up to three stories and the east side was a hole in the ground.
The west side of the project has since topped out at five stories. Here is a view of it from Commons Park.
Going in for a closer look, it appears Balfour at Riverfront Park will feature both rectangular and arched floor-to-ceiling windows as well as a rooftop patio looking over Commons Park. The passage through the building for Bassett Circle has now been fully built with three stories of apartments above.
Back to my favorite spot to follow this project: The east side of the development is now up to two stories with one more floor to go. I bumped up the resolution of this image so you can see more detail on the project site from above! Make sure you click to enlarge!
The Balfour at Riverfront Park is shaping up nicely and should be done by this summer. We will visit this project again for its final update when it is complete!
It is time to wrap up one of the most prominent projects being built in the Ballpark neighborhood: The Douglas. Taking up an entire city block of ugly surface parking, The Douglas has made a huge impact along all four corners it stands on: Park Avenue and 24th Street, Larimer and Walnut Streets. We had pretty extensive coverage of this project here on DenverInfill so you can track its entire progress by visiting the posts below:
New Ballpark District Project: 2300 Walnut
Goodbye Empty Lots, You Will Not Be Missed
Ballpark: 2300 Walnut Update
Ballpark: 2300 Walnut Update #2
Ballpark: 2300 Walnut Update #3
Ballpark: 2300 Walnut Update #4
Spring 2013: Downtown Denver Tower Crane Census
Ballpark: The Douglas Update #5
Ballpark: The Douglas Update #6
Now for the photos of the complete building! We will start out by visiting each corner of The Douglas. The walk-around will start at Park Avenue West and Walnut Street and go clockwise around the city block ending at Park Avenue West and Larimer Street. Crews are still adding the finishing touches on the northeast side of the building however, residents have started to move in and most of the building is open and ready to lease!
While walking along The Douglas, you are greeted with a great street presence that goes along the entire block. At 5-stories, this building closes in the street very well and feels very urban.
Here are some pictures of the detailed brickwork that makes up most of the facade. There are various types of brick and patterns scattered throughout this project.
The Douglas is a great win for both Downtown Denver and the Ballpark neighborhood. Not only did it take away an entire block of surface parking but it is also adding 310 residential units to an already thriving neighborhood. Welcome to Denver, The Douglas!
One of the most exciting projects in the Union Station redevelopment field has started to go vertical! The structure of Elan at Union Station, formally known as 20th and Chestnut, has broken the street level and looks like it is going to be taller than we anticipated.
What do I mean by ‘taller than we anticipated’? The ground floor of Elan at Union Station is going to house Downtown Denver’s first full service grocery store, and instead of the standard floor-to-ceiling height used in apartments, approximately 10 feet, the ground floor will have a floor-to-ceiling height of 28 feet. Because of that, the building will have the presence of a 7-story building while still only rising 5-stories. Here are some pictures of the project site.
Construction keeps moving forward in the Union Station neighborhood! I’m sure many residents around this area are looking forward to this project’s completion.