Construction of the Grand Apartments is complete, so let’s take a final look at this significant project that adds 510 homes adjacent to the Denver Union Station transit center. Work got underway on the Grand in the Spring of 2016. Click here for all 12 of our previous posts on the Grand.
The Grand consists of two buildings, a glassy 24-story tower at the corner of 18th and Chestnut and a 12-story tower at 17th and Chestnut that features a mostly brick facade.
1.) The corner of 18th and Chestnut. 2.) The Chestnut side of the Grand from 18th to 17th. 3.) The view from 19th and Chestnut.
A pleasant streetscape along Chestnut includes ground-floor retail and the main pedestrian entrance to the Grand’s lobby and leasing office.
1.) The streetscape along Chestnut. 2.) The Grand’s main entry facing Chestnut.
In between the two towers is a vehicle entry to the parking levels and a pedestrian corridor that leads to an inner courtyard with resident amenities. Behind the glass windows on the left side of the image below is the Grand’s bicycle parking room.
The 12-story tower on the 17th Street side sits across the street from Whole Foods and includes a large retail space at the corner. The L-shaped configuration of the Grand is evident from the Union Station light rail platforms and from the Millennium Bridge.
1.) The Grand at the corner of 17th and Chestnut. 2.) View from RTD’s Union Station light rail platforms. 3.) Overlooking the Grand from the Millennium Bridge.
A nice view of the Grand is available from Commons Park and from the 18th Street Pedestrian Bridge, completing our journey around all four side of the project.
1.) The Grand overlooking Commons Park on a beautiful fall day. 2.) View from the 18th Street Pedestrian Bridge.
Here’s one final photo to celebrate the Grand’s impact on the Union Station skyline.
We’re glad to have the Grand as part of the Union Station district!