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Curtis Park-Five Points: 2460 Welton Update #1

As of recently, the Five Points neighborhood is starting to experience a housing boom, especially along the Welton Street Corridor. Back in June, we announced a new project, going up on the intersection of 25th and Welton Street, that will provide the neighborhood with 96 new units of housing.

Over the past few weeks, the project has broken ground, fences have been put up and excavation has begun. There will be two parts to this project: 14 townhome units and 82 apartment units. According to the site plan, the townhomes will be along Welton towards 24th Street and the apartment building will sit at the intersection of 25th and Welton Street.

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Here is a closer look at 2460 Welton, just peeking over the fence.

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As I was taking photos of this site, I realized that this project has one of the greatest amenities: a rail station less than a block away. This will be great when you need to catch the D-Line into Downtown Denver! The LEED-Silver project has a long ways to go with an anticipated completion about a year out.


Central Platte Valley: The Confluence Update #3

It’s been almost a year since our Update #2 on The Confluence, the proposed 34-story apartment tower at 15th and Little Raven. In that post, we provided the latest renderings of The Confluence and a detailed explanation behind the project’s site design concept. Since then, the project has been working its way through the development review process with the city while the development team has been finalizing the design.

We’re happy to report that there’s evidence at the site that construction on the tower may be getting underway soon!

In addition to a chain-link fence around the property and some other site prep work, this sign was just installed:

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The rendering on the sign appears to be very similar to the rendering in our Update #2 post, with only subtle tweaks apparent to some of the facade elements. We’re waiting to hear back from the developer, so hopefully we’ll have some official news to share with you soon about an upcoming groundbreaking.

In the meantime, we’ll leave you with this spectacular aerial image by our photo-taking guru Ryan Dravitz. The Confluence site is in the dead center of the photograph where an old one-story warehouse and gravel lot sit at the corner of 15th and Little Raven surrounded by the Central Platte Valley’s natural and urban landscapes.

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Speer: Speer Boulevard Apartments Update #1

As I mentioned in our previous post, a low elevation aerial point of view gives us the ability to really see how much impact a project is going to have on a particular site, in real time. For today’s update for the Speer Boulevard Apartments, we are going to take a look at the site from above.

The Speer Boulevard Apartments site has been buzzing with activity over the past few weeks. Excavation for the project is complete and a tower crane is now up at the site. Our announcement post on this project covered some very vague details and while there are no official renderings of the building, we do have some information. The Speer Boulevard Apartments will rise a total of six stories over 305 parking spaces and will provide the neighborhood with 221 apartment units. Here is an aerial with the project site outlined.

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The construction timeline is still unknown however, we suspect this project will be complete around late Fall 2015.


Golden Triangle: EnV Update #1

It’s hard to believe that we have not posted an update on EnV yet, minus featuring it in the Spring 2014: Downtown Denver Hole-in-the-Ground Census. However, I have a special post to kick off EnV’s first update.

Recently, I have expanded my horizons with photography and decided to take to the skies. Shawn Murry of CloudBase Aerial Imaging was our go-to for aerial perspectives and he has provided us some fantastic photos in the past. We will continue partnering with Shawn and look forward to many more great photos. Not to mention, Shawn has much bigger cameras in the air! Having two eyes in the sky allows us to provide aerial photos more frequently, which is never a bad thing!

Now onto EnV. Since the spring, the building has gone up eight stories and is really starting to have a presence in the Golden Triangle neighborhood. EnV will rise a total of 18-stories, meaning what you see today is just under half the total height. The structure will be concrete with a glass facade. Here are four perspectives of EnV from the air.

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As I have been out practicing and flying around for fun, it is truly amazing what you can capture from a higher prospective. Here are two bonus photos from some recent flights.

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EnV still has a long journey ahead but we will be keeping a closer eye on it as it is now rising at a quick pace.


Lower Downtown: 16M Final Update

Since the announcement of 16M back in April 2012, everyone rejoiced that the old Office Depot building at 1350 16th Street was going to be demolished and something much better was going to stand in its place. Now that the fences are down, and 16M has been mixed into Downtown Denver’s urban fabric, the intersection of the 16th Street Mall and Market Street has a new breath of life. Before we get to the pictures, make sure you visit our previous updates of 16M.

New Lower Downtown Project: 1350 16th Street

Demolition Begins for 16th & Market Project

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Summer 2013: Downtown Denver Hole-in-the-Ground Census

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Time to take a look at the completed building. Designed by Gensler, 16M rises a total of 10 stories and provides the Lower Downtown District with 115,000 square feet of office space, 13,000 square feet of retail, and 47 residential apartment units. Here are two views of the building looking down the 16th Street Mall towards Union Station.

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16M shares a similar design with its neighbor down the block, SugarCube. The first six floors are dedicated to retail and office space and floors seven through ten, set back from the office portion, are dedicated to the residential units.

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The street level, where the pedestrians interact with the city, is the most important part of any project. 16M hit it out of the park, with a tucked away garage ramp, attractive office entrance, and ample ground-floor retail.

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If you ask for my opinion about the ground-floor treatment, I would say this is infinitely better than walking along the blank wall of an Office Depot with a single entrance on the 16th Street Mall!

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The presence, look, and feel of 16M is outstanding. It’s a very attractive building with brick and glass throughout the entire facade and it has the most important feature every urban building should have: an amazing street presence. Welcome to Lower Downtown, 16M! We are glad to have you!


Cherry Creek: Steele Creek Apartments Update #3

When the Cherry Creek boom took off early last year, the Steele Creek Apartments project was the first large scale building to get off the ground. Since then, the 12-story, 250-unit building has topped out and is starting to shape up.

Here is both a street level perspective, taken from First Avenue and Steele Street, and an upper vantage point of the building. The blue glass facade has started to go in along with the brick on the east side of the building. The podium looks a little daunting at the moment however, there will be some treatment for the blank wall, as seen in the rendering.

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The back side of the project was a little more difficult to see in the rendering. The 12-story building is accompanied by an 8-story building along First Avenue which shares the same facade materials as the taller portion of the project.

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As you saw in our last update, Cherry Creek is densely filled with low and mid-rises. In that environment, even a 12-story building has a pretty large impact. Here is the project looking down Steele Street from around Virginia Avenue.

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The Steele Creek Apartments will be complete in March 2015, making it the first large project to wrap up in the Cherry Creek neighborhood during this new wave of development.


Cherry Creek: 250 Columbine Update #3

Since our last update in May, 250 Columbine has made significant progress, including the office portion of the project topping out! As a refresher, 250 Columbine is contributing 70,000 square feet of office space and 80 condo units to the Cherry Creek North neighborhood.

Topping out at 8-stories, this project is beginning to make its mark on the Cherry Creek skyline. The residential portion is still rising with two-stories to go.

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250 Columbine occupies the entire eastern half of Columbine Street between Second and Third Avenue. While it looks like one long building from the corner, I was surprised to find out that the office and residential components are split with ample space between them.

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Last but not least, I have a very special bonus for you. Back in early August, Shawn Murry of CloudBase Aerial Imaging gave us this spectacular aerial of Cherry Creek to use for this update. Shawn specializes in low altitude aerial photography and filming for land planning, real estate development, and other industries. For more information, please visit CloudBase at www.cloudbaseheli.com.

Not only can you see how large of an impact 250 Columbine has but also how dense the Cherry Creek neighborhood is with a great spine of density leading up to Colorado Boulevard. Seems like somewhere an enhanced transit corridor should belong!

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250 Columbine, Denver’s only condo project in the works, is already very close to selling out and has an expected delivery of early next year. For pricing and more details about 250 Columbine including a webcam, head on over to the project’s website.


Prospect: The Casey Update #3

Since our last update on The Casey, formally known as 2100 Delgany, a lot of progress has been made over the past nine months, as you would expect. The six-story, 187-unit apartment project has topped out and is now only a couple months from completion.

First we will start with some shots from a nearby rooftop. As you can see, the structure is complete and closed in at six-stories. Workers have also started on the facade on the south end of the building.

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The facade is mostly comprised of brick with some paneling and stucco mixed in. As far as the main structure, the first floor is concrete with five-stories of timber on top.

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Last but not least, here is a view of the project from the Wewatta viaduct, heading down into Union Station and Prospect.

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The next time we look at the Casey will be for the final update in a couple of months. See you then!