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New Curtis Park Project: S*Park

Construction on a new ultra-green condominium and townhome development, S*Park, is underway on the edge of RiNo in Denver’s historic Curtis Park neighborhood.

Located on the full city block bounded by 25th, Lawrence, 26th, and Arapahoe streets, S*Park will provide eight townhomes and 91 condominiums comprised of a mix of studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom, and 4-bedroom units. S*Park is being developed by Treehouse Brokerage and Development in partnership with Tres Birds Workshop.


The green nature of this project is evident in several ways. Rooftop solar panels will generate electricity for the development while the exterior facade will incorporate reclaimed brick from former Denver buildings. A landscaped park in the center of the block will provide outdoor space for residents, and a greenhouse/restaurant and urban garden will anchor the site along 25th Street. Ground-floor commercial spaces at 26th and Lawrence will help connect S*Park to the walkable shops and restaurants on Larimer Street one block away, while the project’s three-story building heights, setbacks from the street, and front lawns mirror the lower-scale residential character of the neighboring blocks. Here’s a bird’s-eye view rendering of the project, courtesy of Treehouse and Tres Birds Workshop. Lawrence Street is on the left, Arapahoe on the right, and 26th Street at the top:


This block, along with the adjacent block to the northeast, once contained public housing owned by the Denver Housing Authority (DHA) that was demolished in the 2000s. As an interim use for the site, DHA partnered with the Colorado Renewable Energy Society to develop Sustainability Park, a three-year pilot project that featured a variety of “earth-friendly technologies and strategies for renewable energy, efficient resource use, sustainable design, urban agriculture and transportation.” Sustainability Park was the inspiration for the S*Park name and the development’s strong emphasis on sustainability and urban agriculture. The project’s next phase on the vacant block between 26th and 27th, as well as the undeveloped parcel at 27th and Arapahoe, hasn’t been designed yet but will be similar in scale to the current phase and will also feature a mix of condominiums and townhomes including a number of affordable income-restricted units under the city’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance.

Let’s take a tour of S*Park using the above image, starting in the upper right (26th and Arapahoe) and moving clockwise. At that corner are eight three-story townhomes featuring rooftop decks and tuck-under garages, followed by a three-story condominium building and then the urban garden at the corner of 25th and Arapahoe. On the Lawrence Street side is the greenhouse/restaurant and two more three-story condominium buildings in the middle of the block. Finally, at 26th and Lawrence, the building will include ground-floor commercial units with two-story condominiums above. For the site plan and unit floor plans and pricing, visit this page at the S*Park website. Here are a few more renderings, courtesy of Treehouse/Tres Birds:

Two-story condos above ground-floor commercial spaces at 26th and Lawrence:


Exterior of condominiums along Lawrence:


Exterior of condominiums and townhomes along Arapahoe:


Interior park:


Ground-floor unit interior with park view:


Parking for the condominium units, greenhouse/restaurant, and commercial spaces are provided underground along the Lawrence Street side of the block. I recently had the opportunity to tour the site, thanks to Clem Rinehart, owner of Treehouse Development.

Here’s a big panorama showing the excavation for the underground parking on the half block facing Lawrence:


The Arapahoe side of the block:


Mid-block along 26th Street is a large beautiful tree that will be preserved:


We will stop by S*Park in a few months with another update as construction continues.

Speer: Country Club Towers Update #6

The twin 30-story Country Club Towers are making great progress. Our last update showcased the new glass going in. Now, the towers are taller and the glass keeps climbing up.

Here are two close-up shots of the West Tower, which is now 24-stories up.

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Glass is also now starting to go up on the East tower, currently 16-stories up.


From the north, here are a couple of photos from the neighborhood. As we’ve mentioned before, it is a little difficult to capture this project since it is tucked away in an already dense neighborhood.

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However, this is where the drone comes in handy. We can see the huge impact these towers are staring to make. Also, Denver’s tree canopy looks pretty stellar from this angle.


When I took these photos over the weekend, workers were jumping the tower crane for the west tower. Present day, the tower crane is much taller!

Golden Triangle: Eviva Cherokee Update #6

When we visited Eviva Cherokee back in August, we mentioned that the glass facade had started to go up. As you would probably expect, the glass facade keeps making its way up the building. There are also a number of new elements we haven’t seen that we will cover in this update.

One of the first noticeable changes is the parking podium. The grey concrete and brick has been smoothed out and treated. Just like we see in Central Downtown, the blank walls face surface or development-ready lots.

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The base along Cherokee Street is also coming together nicely. If you look closely in the first photo, you can see that brickwork is starting to go in for the first five-stories.

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Finally, a view from 12th and Bannock. In the foreground, the Kirkland Museum is coming along nicely.


That’s not all! Today, we have a special treat for you. Here are some aerials, giving you a better perspective of this project.

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Eviva Cherokee makes a great impact in the Golden Triangle neighborhood. Just remember, this used to be a surface parking lot.

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This LEED-Gold project is expected to be finished early next year.

Central Platte Valley: The Confluence Update #15

We have a short but visually appealing update today on The Confluence, the 34-story apartment tower under construction near Confluence Park on the edge of downtown.

Thanks to GDA Architects, we are excited to share this newest rendering of the high-rise:


And here’s a shot of The Confluence from early today. It was another spectacular Denver sunrise this morning!


The Confluence is currently at the 31st floor—just a few more to go before it tops off.

Lower Downtown: Market Station Update #3

The design for Market Station—the name for the mixed-use development that will replace RTD’s vacant Market Street Station at 16th and Market—continues to be refined.

Today, our update consists of a fresh batch of renderings, thanks to Continuum Partners and their design team, El DoradoBOKA Powell, and Dig Studio. Click and zoom on each image to see at full resolution!

Corner of 16th and Blake:


Corner of 17th and Market:


Internal retail paseo looking towards 16th Street:


Internal retail paseo looking towards 17th Street:


According to the developer, everything is still on track for the start of construction in late Spring 2017.

Arapahoe Square: Alexan 20th Street Station Update #1

The Alexan 20th Street Station project in Downtown Denver’s Arapahoe Square district is now under construction.

Announced just a few months ago, this 12-story, 354-residence apartment community by Trammell Crow Residential is located on California Street between 20th and 21st Streets. Here are a few shots of the early stages of site excavation.

View looking south. On the left is the alley side of the parking garage at 21st and Welton, and rising beyond it is One Lincoln Park:

View looking northwest at the Federal Building:


View straight down California Street with two of Downtown’s more prominent skyscrapers, 1999 Broadway and 1801 California, in the center.


Let’s end with a special bonus photo, thanks to DenverInfill reader Tim W.


From his view high above, we can not only see the Alexan 20th Street Station site in the center foreground, but we can also see another infill project under construction: the Renaissance Downtown Lofts at Stout and Broadway on the left with the red fence.

Another surface parking lot has been eradicated in Arapahoe Square!

Lower Downtown: 14 Wynkoop Update #1

In July, we announced that Seattle-based Unico Properties is continuing to expand its presence with a proposed mixed-use project, 14 Wynkoop, located along Cherry Creek between Wazee and Wynkoop streets. Just like the 1600 Market Hotel, 14 Wynkoop is also making its rounds through the Lower Downtown Design Review Board (LDDRB). For full details on this project, please head on over to our announcement post.

In its next round of design review, 14 Wynkoop has an approval with conditions. From the submittal documents, here are the conditions:

  • That the corner column at the ground floor on Wazee Street be replaced with a rectilinear pier in plane with the glazing above.
  • That the storefront and garage/loading doors at the ground floor on Wazee Street be recessed no more than 5’-0” from the building façade.
  • That the projecting balconies on the south elevation be inset balconies

Besides those three conditions, this means we are getting very close to the final design from a massing, materials and facade standpoint. Designed by OZ Architecture, here are some new renderings of the project. As stated above, one of the conditions is that the balconies are to be inset on the south elevation, which is pictured below. Between the glass and brick, 14 Wynkoop is going to make a great impact along Cherry Creek.

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Here is the Wazee Street view and the main entrance to the building at the street level.

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I am sure we will see one more round of renderings before this project starts. Overall, this is turning out to be a great project!

Cherry Creek: 210 Saint Paul Update #1

Back in August, we announced a new eight-story, 76-unit apartment project going up in the Cherry Creek neighborhood. BMC Investments recently acquired the existing property, a 25,000 square foot retail/office building, with demolition now underway. As a refresher, here is a rendering of the project, courtesy of 4240 Architecture.


This photo shows the project site as of last weekend. Demolition of the old property is currently underway and will take some time to clear. After that, excavation will commence for the two levels of underground parking. 210 Saint Paul will also contain 11,500 square feet of retail.


This is currently the forth major project under construction in the neighborhood. The Cherry Creek boom keeps on rolling!

Central Downtown: 999 17th Street Update #7

If you feel like we just did an update on 999 17th Street, you wouldn’t be wrong. Back in late August, we reported that the project is quickly rising. So what has changed in six weeks?

The apartment / garage structure is now up seven-stories, and a blank wall, which will be shared by the office building, is starting to go in. 999 17th Street is also starting to make an impact to the street wall along 18th Street.

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Here is the real reason why we have an update for this project today. Deep into Downtown Denver’s urban fabric, 999 17th Street is now starting to peek out. You can also see the main apartment structure starting to go up. We will be utilizing this vantage point throughout this project’s build.


There are still numerous surface lots in Downtown Denver but it’s nice to see an entire half block of parking eradicated for this project!