Since our implosion coverage back in August 2015, we haven’t visited the 9th and Colorado project. Now that demolition is 100% complete, with one residential project now underway, it’s time to visit the current state of the site along with renderings of the master plan.

Let’s start with a panorama of the entire site taken on this snowy weekend. The red tower crane, briefly mentioned in our winter tower crane census, is for the first residential project in the master development. Click here for the full resolution panorama.

Three of the original structures are being preserved: the 8-story parking garage, the Nurses’ Dormitory, and the Research Bridge buildings. The parking structure and Research Bridge Building are pictured below. These were taken last August but nothing has changed to these structures since then. We will make sure to get current photos of the Nurses’ Dormitory next time we swing around for an update.

The 9th and Colorado project, developed by Continuum Partners, is a 26 acre site which calls for approximately two million square feet of retail, residential, and office space. This breaks down to 250,000-300,000 square feet of retail, up to 1,100 residential units, 112 of them being affordable, and up to 200,000 square feet of office.

As we mentioned, the first residential project has broken ground which we will follow separately with its own series of updates. The renderings below, courtesy of Continuum Partners, are conceptual. The individual building designs may change as they go through the development process.

Next up, we will cover the residential project that is quickly going vertical in this master development. Stay tuned!