What would become Denver’s new tallest skyscraper has been proposed for the corner of 17th and California streets in the heart of Downtown Denver.
To get your bearings straight, here is a Google Earth aerial with the project site outlined. We also have a Google Earth image with 3D buildings enabled to give you an even better idea of where the tower would be located. The parking lot that is currently at this site has been an unnecessary hole in Downtown Denver’s urban fabric for many decades and is well suited for a development such as the one we are reporting on today.
According to the project’s website, 650 17th Street will rise 90 stories and contain 248 condo residences, a boutique hotel, and 22,000 square feet of ground floor retail. The zoning for this site at 17th and California has no height limit and development is limited only by FAR (Floor Area Ratio). Therefore, the height was achieved by developing a more slender tower on top of a podium, which will cover the entire surface lot.
Here is a rendering of the tower we have obtained from the project website. The project is designed by Carlos Ott with Davis Partnership Architects collaborating on the design. The developer is Greenwich Realty Capital. As a disclaimer, these are preliminary renderings and the design might change as the development moves forward.
Here is one additional rendering of the tower from a lower angle.
650 17th Street is still in the preliminary stages of development and the construction time frame is currently unknown.