Shea Properties is about ready to open the first phase of their large mixed-use development on Curtis between 17th and 18th streets in Downtown Denver. The 28-story, 359-unit apartment tower at 1776 Curtis (now known as The Quincy) has been under construction since December 2015 and is almost finished, so we will cover that milestone in a big update post soon.
But for this post, we are focusing on the second phase of the project, the nine-story, 93,000-square foot office building at 999 17th Street, which we are happy to report is officially under construction!
Now that work on the apartment tower (and seven-level parking podium with ground-floor retail) has wrapped up, the project’s second phase could begin since the office building’s site at 17th and Curtis was used for construction staging for the first phase. Workers with general contractor GE Johnson are busy excavating at the corner site as we can see in images below from this afternoon:
The office building’s distinctive design by Davis Partnership Architects will add significant visual appeal to this stretch of 17th Street. The structure’s 17th Street facade will feature a folded glass curtain wall with five diagonal folds creating six angled planes that will reflect the sky and the Denver skyline in amazing ways. Check it out:
The ground floor of 999 17th Street will feature 6,300 square feet of commercial retail space facing Curtis Street, with the office lobby entry facing 17th Street.
What a beautiful addition to Downtown Denver! 999 17th should be finished by the spring of 2019