In November 2017, Denver voters approved Question 2C, part of the Elevate Denver GO Bond program, to raise $75 million toward the construction of a new $155 million Outpatient Medical Center for Denver Health. The measure passed 69% to 31%. In June, site work got underway on the new seven-story, 292,000 square foot health facility. The project site, outlined below on a Google Earth aerial, includes the former Denver Health Administration building (recently demolished) at the southeast corner of West 7th Avenue and Bannock and a triangular surface parking lot on the north side of 7th Avenue along Speer Boulevard. The new Outpatient Center will span over 7th Avenue and the northern part of the triangle parcel along Speer will be landscaped as a “gateway green” to the Denver Health campus.
Additionally, a new 1,246-space parking garage will be built as a companion project on Denver Health-owned property along the east side of Acoma on a portion of the block between 5th and 6th Avenues (also outlined on the aerial photo). The seven-story garage will have a 2,500 square foot commercial space on the ground floor. More details about the garage are available in this BusinessDen article from June. The garage is not being funded from bond proceeds, according to Denver Health.
Below are a few renderings of the new Denver Health Outpatient Center and parking garage. HKS is the architect of record for the Outpatient Center and Gensler is the architect of record for the parking garage. Turner Construction is the general contractor for both projects.
Courtesy of HKS Architects, here’s the proposed Denver Health Outpatient Center as viewed from Speer and Bannock looking south, and the new facility spanning over West 7th Avenue:
View from Speer Boulevard looking west, and view from above looking northeast:
Here’s a stacking plan for the new facility showing the various uses on the different floors. Image courtesy of Denver Health:
Moving on to the parking garage, here are two renderings, courtesy of Gensler, showing the view along Acoma Street looking south, and the view from the intersection of 6th and Broadway looking west:
The new Denver Health Outpatient Center and parking garage are aiming for completion in 2020.