The Coloradan Update #9

The Coloradan, the only condo project going up in Union Station, is making great progress and has crossed a couple exciting milestones. The 19-story, 334-unit project has been going vertical since the spring, and we can now start to see some defining features of the main structure.

When looking at the project from Wewatta Street, you can clearly see the setback that starts on the fourth floor. In addition, the window panels have also started to go up on the exterior. These are just the panels for the windows as the final product will have a unique terra cotta facade.

The Coloradan from Wewatta
The Coloradan from Wewatta

Here are two additional views looking at the project from the commuter rail station and the station’s pedestrian bridge.

The Coloradan from the commuter rail canopy
The Coloradan from the commuter rail bridge

The Coloradan is already having quite the presence along Wewatta Street as the Union Station neighborhood is starting to completely fill in. This project has eight more floors to go before topping out.

By | 2017-10-06T06:54:42+00:00 October 3, 2017|Categories: Infill, Residential, Union Station, Urbanism|Tags: |4 Comments


  1. twister244 October 4, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Thanks for another great update! You guys have been busy the last month. Every time I drive through the Union Station neighborhood now, I am amazed at how much it has changed, and continues to change. This particular area will be extremely busy with foot traffic once the Condo tower is complete, along with the opening of Whole Foods, and more restaurants/retail in the area.

    • Richard October 5, 2017 at 11:18 am

      Also there will be a CVS pharmacy at the corner of 18th & Wewatta in the same building as Whole Foods. That has been something that has been needed in that area.

      2020 will be the year we’ll really see that area in full swing. You have Union Denver about to open with 580 units and Whole Foods/CVS. Next up is Ashley Union Station with 108 affordable units at 18th & Chestnut. Then 1709 Chestnut with 500 units followed by the Coloradan with 334 condos units and the second Davita office tower by the end of 2018. In 2019 Ascent will be wrapped up with 142 units as well as the Hilton Garden Inn at 20th & Chestnut. And hopefully the last parcel at 19th & Chestnut will have a residential or office building going up within the next 2 years.

      So minus 19th & Chestnut every project should be complete with the retail spaces filled up by late 2019/early 2020. In 5 years that area will have added over 2,500 residences, three hotels with 492 rooms and nearly a million square feet of new office space.

      • Dan October 6, 2017 at 5:56 pm

        If only we could get some more affordable eats, we’d be set in this neighborhood!

  2. Union Station Neighborhood Worker October 9, 2017 at 7:57 am

    A couple points/questions in this neighborhood:
    1) Does anyone know what the big hole they are digging inside substation parcel (next to Hotel Indigo) is for?
    2) There is a large retail space at 16th and Chestnut (South/South-east corner) that has been empty–I think–since 1900 16th St has been open. I think this would be a great spot for a neighborhood liquor store, but I wonder if anyone else has any great ideas for the spot.

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