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Union Station: The Platform Final Update

The Platform at Union Station was always a special project to me. At the time of its announcement, The Platform, developed by Holland Partner Group, was the tallest project I would be following for the next couple of years, along with being the largest new project in the neighborhood. Nowadays, projects like The Confluence, 1144 Fifteenth, and SkyHouse Denver are quite taller, but The Platform will always be the first 20+ story project I followed extensively for DenverInfill.

We had quite a bit of coverage on the 21-story, 240 foot, 288-unit apartment project. Since this started right as Union Station was booming, it’s a great journey to see it go up alongside the evolving neighborhood.

Check out our previous posts:

New Union Station Project: 1650 Wewatta [Announcement]

Union Station: 1650 Wewatta Update #1 [Excavation Commenced]

Union Station: 1650 Wewatta Update #2 [Tower Crane Installed]

Union Station: The Platform Update #3 [Structure at Street-level]

Union Station: The Platform Update #4 [6-stories]

Union Station: The Platform Update #5 [11-stories & New Facade]

Union Station: The Platform Update #6 [New On the Skyline]

Union Station: The Platform Update #7 [18-stories & New Glass]

Union Station: The Platform Update #8 [Topped Out]

This final update is going to be a little bit different than our others. Instead of running out and photographing the project in a single day, I have a collection of photos, taken over the past year, where The Platform has made its mark. Not only do these photos feature the finished product, it also shows how positively it impacts our everyday views.

If you’re taking a stroll down the 17th Street Gardens, it’s very hard to miss the white facade and blue glass featured on The Platform.

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At eye level, the Union Station neighborhood has some great dense urban qualities.


Cleverly named, The Platform sits right next to the Commuter Rail canopy. It will feature ground floor retail along 17th Avenue and has a mountain themed work of art tucked away against the platform itself.

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From the Lower Highlands, it stands out on Denver’s skyline. Thank you Ken for access to the great view in the second picture!

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There are two components to this project: a 13-story and 21-story structure. You can see the step up from the front of Union Station.


The 18th Street pedestrian bridge has always given us great views of The Platform. Here is one last look before it gets covered up by its neighbor, Pivot.


Let’s wrap up this post with some aerials. As these were not shot specifically for The Platform, you can get a sense that this project has great scale and massing while making a very positive impact in the Union Station neighborhood.


Can you spot it in these last two aerials?


Welcome to the Denver Union Station neighborhood!

New River North Project: Industry Denver Apartments

In yesterday’s post about Phase III of the Industry Denver development that’s adding structured parking and additional office space to the popular RiNo co-working hub, we mentioned a multi-family residential component would be coming soon. That is the focus of this post.

The Industry Denver master plan envisions two main residential components: apartments to the northeast of the historic Industry Denver building and townhomes to the northwest. We’ll cover the townhomes in a future post when details become available. Today, however, we have preliminary information about the apartments; the site is outlined in the aerial photo below:


Lynd Company is planning a 9-story apartment building on a 1.82-acre parcel that will include a total of 277 residential units. The base of the structure will consist of three floors of structured parking for 351 vehicle spaces and several townhome units facing Brighton Boulevard. Six floors of apartments will rise above the parking base to a total height of 95 feet.

This first rendering, courtesy of Lynd Company and their project architect, Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, shows the southeast (Brighton Boulevard) and northeast sides of the proposed structure. The historic Industry Denver building is visible at far left. The project’s blonde brick is a nice complement to its historic neighbor.


In this second rendering, courtesy of Axis Vu Design (3D visualization experts) and Valerian (landscape architecture and urban design), we see the private drive that will separate the Industry Denver Apartments from the historic building:


Industry Denver Apartments is currently in development review with the Denver planning office, so there’s the possibility that some of the project’s design elements may change. Construction is expected to begin in 2016.

Five Points-Curtis Park: 2460 Welton Update #3

Let’s swing on over to the booming Five Points – Curtis Park neighborhood, where a lot of residential units are going up along the Welton Corridor. 2460 Welton Street is a mixed 14-unit townhome/84-unit apartment project that will be providing a total of 98 units to the neighborhood.

2460 Welton, designed by Craine Architecture, features a great curved corner treatment, mimicking buildings such as the historic Rossonian. This project is officially topped out at 5 stories and we should see the facade going up any time now.

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The historic Welton Corridor is great for so many reasons. One of them is the incredibly easy light-rail access to get to Central Downtown making this a very well connected neighborhood!

New River North Project: 35th and Larimer Apartments

A new 66-unit apartment project is under construction at the corner of 35th and Larimer in Denver’s booming RiNo district.

Developed by Littleton Capital Partners, the new apartment community (which may be called Link 35, based on a sign at the site) will consist of a three-story building that features about 10,000 square feet of commercial space. The project’s 0.86-acre site is outlined on the Google Earth aerial below:


Ten of the development’s 66 units will be 330-square foot microhousing units. According to city documents, the project also includes 67 vehicle parking spaces (56 for residents and 11 for commercial uses) and 26 bicycle parking spaces located on the alley side of the ground floor. Parking access will be from the alley.

Here are two renderings, courtesy of the project designer, Humphries Poli Architects.

View of the 35th and Larimer corner:


Larimer Street elevation:


We stopped by the site recently and took a few photos showing the project’s construction status:



The 35th and Larimer Apartments will be only four blocks from RTD’s 38th and Blake rail station and just two blocks from the new 35th Street pedestrian bridge the city is building that will connect the east and west sides of RiNo over the railroad tracks.

The 35th and Larimer Apartments is scheduled to be complete by summer 2016.

River North: Larimer Row Update #1

In January 2015 we reported that a new 28-unit row home project near 34th and Larimer, known as Larimer Row, was coming to Denver’s RiNo district.

Construction is moving along! The first phase of 14 row homes is mostly completed and the next phase is underway:



According to the Larimer Row website, all 28 units have closed or are under contract. Phase 2 should be complete in 2016.

New Westwood Project: Westwood Crossing

By José Esparza

Westwood Crossing is a new, mixed-use community to be located at 3390 West Alameda Avenue at the southwest corner of Irving Street in Denver’s Westwood neighborhood. The project will include 98 affordable apartments and 5,109 square feet of ground-floor office or retail space within a four-story building. The project site is outlined in the Google Earth aerial below:


Westwood Crossing will be constructed only one block away from the Terraza Del Sol project already underway and being developed by Gorman & Company, Inc. The two projects will bring dramatic change to the commercial area along Alameda between Federal Boulevard and Morrison Road.

The commercial space will be available to non-profits providing services to residents and the community. The spaces could also be leased to small business, insurance brokers, CPAs, attorneys, architects, artists, etc. Of the 98 apartment units, 22 units will be one-bedroom, 57 units will be two-bedroom, and 19 units will be three-bedroom apartments.

The renderings below are courtesy of the project architect, Lewis Himes Associates.

Corner of S. Irving and W. Alameda Avenue:


Commercial spaces at the western end of the building along Alameda:


Notable amenities include a physical fitness center, a great room with large screen television, a community kitchen, a kids’ playground and temperature-controlled storage units for residents.

Westwood Crossing is designed to meet the Enterprise Green Community criteria, which will result in lower energy costs for residents and a healthy living environment.

McDermott Properties has developed over 2,813 affordable apartments and concentrates its activity on Colorado’s Front Range, with projects ranging from Brighton to Colorado Springs with a concentration of projects in the Denver metropolitan area. Westwood Crossing will be managed by ComCap Asset Management, a company affiliated with McDermott properties.


José Esparza came to Denver in 2011 to study urban planning. He attained a BS in Architecture from the University of Michigan and a MURP from the University of Colorado Denver. Currently, José is Executive Director of West Community Economic Development Corporation, a 501c3 non-profit in west Denver, and serves on the Mayor’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee.

Prospect: Residences at Prospect Park Update #3

The Residences at Prospect Park project has been under construction for over a year now and it’s been a little over a year since our last update, so let’s take a look at how the development is coming along.

This is a long structure—stretching about one-eighth mile in length—partly due to the original platting of the area. The part of the Prospect district west of Huron Street was laid out as Hoyt and Robinson’s Addition to Denver of 1871 (resurveyed in 1875). For some reason, George E. Hoyt and William D. Robinson designed their plat with north-south blocks running 950 feet in length, with no east-west streets north of West 29th Avenue. Compare this to the standard 400-foot block lengths in most of Downtown. Extending almost three-quarters of the block length is the Residences at Prospect Park.

Work on the development has been moving along and it appears to be on pace for an opening in early 2016. Photographing the project at street level is difficult due to the length of the building and the narrow 40-foot Huron Street right-of-way width, but here goes:



I like this last shot with the Four Seasons in the background:


We’ll visit the Residences at Prospect Park one last time in the spring for its final update and include, perhaps, a cool drone-view photo from Ryan.

Prospect: The Casey Final Update

The Casey is a new apartment community at 21st and Delgany in the Prospect district that opened earlier in the year. To retrieve all of our posts on The Casey (previously known as 2100 Delgany), use the handy tag link below:

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Let’s wrap things up with a few photos! First, the Casey’s main entry at the corner of 21st and Delgany:


Center of the building near the parking garage entry:


The view down Delgany Street and the nice street wall formed with the Metro Apartments on the left:


That’s it! Another empty hole in Denver’s urban fabric has been repaired and a few hundred more people now call Downtown Denver home.