A couple of major projects in Lower Downtown are nearing completion which is exciting to see. For this update, we will be focusing on just Lower Downtown with Central and Upper Downtown reserved for future posts.

Market Station. A near full-block development, Market Station will feature 85,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space, 225 apartment homes, and over 90,000 square feet of offices. Brickwork is mostly complete for all sections of the building and includes patterned, dark, and light brick. Market Station’s anticipated completion is later this year. Below is a gallery of over a dozen progress photos.

Thompson Hotel. This 11-story project has been making great vertical progress over the past couple of months. It is currently four-stories up and now matches the height of the historic buildings down Market Street. When looking back at the rendering, a setback will take place on floor six. For the first time in decades, 16th and Market will be a complete corner with buildings on all sides.

The Fitzgerald. Officially topped out at 11 stories, The Fitzgerald is starting to see some intricate brickwork go up at the corner of 19th and Market Street. On the lower floors, before the setback, the facade will be comprised of different shades of brick. The upper floors will feature both brick and paneling. Here is the rendering for a refresher.

McGregor Square. While we visited McGregor Square a couple of weeks ago, we didn’t take a look at the exterior of the project. The brickwork is shaping up nicely with each building featuring its own facade. The hotel, closest to Coors Field, features a red brick facade resembling Coors Field. The condo tower features beige brick and the office tower mixes both brick and glass for a modern feel. Here are several photos from around the project.

1420 Wynkoop. While there is no construction activity at 1420 Wynkoop just yet, it is going before the Lower Downtown Design Review Commission on Thursday for streetscape and lighting design. Given it is still going through design review, we should hopefully see this project break ground in the future. Here is an updated rendering from the submittal documents. The architect on record is OZ Architecture.

That’s it for Lower Downtown. This real estate cycle has transformed this entire area in the best way possible. Not only is it more connected from a pedestrian standpoint, but it will be a huge retail and leisure hot spot once things get back to normal.