A new transit-oriented office development known as T3 RiNo is planned for 3500 Blake Street.

To be developed by Hines, McCaffery, and Ivanhoé Cambridge, T3 RiNo will fill the half block along Blake Street between 35th and 36th streets, directly across from the 35th Street Pedestrian Bridge and just a block or so south of the 38th and Blake commuter rail station on RTD’s A line. Hines recently completed 1144 Fifteenth, a striking addition to the Downtown Denver skyline.

Here’s a Google Earth image showing the project location:

T3 RiNo location, base aerial courtesy of Google Earth

The “T3” in the project name is short for Timber, Transit and Technology. The 6-story building will feature a refined industrial, heavy-timber-structure design. The 250,000 square foot office building will include around 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space as well as common social areas, outdoor terraces, a fitness center, and a bike room.

Below is a rendering that Hines has confirmed is preliminary, and that the design of the building is still being refined and that updated renderings are in the works. Also below is a Google Street View image from 36th and Blake looking southwest showing the project site on the left and the ped bridge on the right.

Preliminary rendering of T3 RiNo, courtesy of Hines

A Project Concept Review Plan for T3 RiNo was submitted to the city in November 2018. The project has since advanced to the next stage in the development approval process with the filing of a Site Development Plan to the Denver planning office on March 12, 2019, which is still under review.

We will do our next post on this project when the official renderings from Hines and their design team are ready in a few months.