1881 16th Street Final Update

For Part 2 of our final update on the 16th and Wewatta Hotel/Office project, we are going to be looking at 1881 16th Street, the companion office building to the Hotel Born. 1881 16th Street is a five-story building containing 53,000 square feet of office space with ground floor retail facing both the 16th Street Mall and the commuter rail station.

Let’s start by taking a look under the commuter rail canopy. This building is very inviting and has almost the entire ground floor covered in retail. “The Local[ish] Market”, a grab-and-go market, is the perfect retail choice for under the commuter rail canopy. Commuters and travelers will not have to stray far to grab a snack or something to drink.

1881 16th St from commuter rail canopy
1881 16th St from commuter rail canopy

Here are two closer views of 1881 16th Street showing both the ground-floor retail and passageway to 16th Street in more detail.

1881 16th St from commuter rail canopy
1881 16th St from commuter rail canopy

Continuum Partners, the developer of this project, relocated their offices to this building and occupy the entire fifth floor. This floor also offers an outdoor deck overlooking 16th Street, as you can see at the very top. A new Bank of America branch occupies the ground-floor retail space along 16th Street.

1881 16th St from 16th Street
1881 16th St from 16th Street

Even though the Hotel Born and 1881 16th Street are part of the same project, they look different in every way. The variance in height and different facade materials break up any possible monotony along this section of 16th Street. Overall, this project looks great!

1881 16th St from 16th Street

If you haven’t checked it out yet, make sure you head on over to the Hotel Born Final Update to finish our tour of the complete 16th and Wewatta Hotel/Office project.

By | 2017-09-27T21:30:04+00:00 September 26, 2017|Categories: Infill, Office, Union Station, Urban Form, Urbanism|Tags: |8 Comments


  1. Kyle M September 27, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Very cool! I love both buildings.

  2. Jim September 27, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    I wish we had more buildings like this. Unabashedly modern. Simple geometry & a slim pallet of materials & colors. Great proportion for the site. No gimmicks.

    • Jeffrey September 27, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      And high-quality ingredients. This makes a big difference.

  3. Ed M September 27, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    I would have preferred that this site remain open to maintain an expansive view of the train shed from 16th Street. That being said, this is a handsome building that works with the surrounding context exceptionally well. A good mix of architectural restraint and volumetric projections (not sure it’s the right term), especially viewed from the train shed. Quality materials help too. It’s an A.

  4. Paul September 28, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Any idea what the opening in the side of 1881 16th Street on the third floor facing One Union Station (Antero Resources headquarters) is for? IIR, Antero is expanding into 1881 16th Street so is this a possible skybridge to tie the two building together?

    • Ken Schroeppel September 28, 2017 at 10:51 am

      I don’t know. I assumed it was just a section of the exterior facade that needed to be reinstalled.

      We stopped doing skybridges. I hope we don’t bring them back.

      • Richard October 2, 2017 at 11:12 pm

        I’m pretty sure there is a skybridge planned to connect these buildings. Here is the rendering:


      • Richard October 9, 2017 at 11:52 pm

        A glass skybridge was just installed between these two buildings.

Comments are closed.