Denver 3D Future Skyline: December 2017

To start off the new year, it’s time once again to reexamine the future skyline of Denver. Following the Downtown Residential and Non-Residential updates, this map is updated to reflect the data from these posts. For more details about the 3D Future Skyline, head on over to our About the 3D Future Skyline page.

The buildings have been color coded to match our DenverInfill Project Map, where yellow is residential, orange is office, red is hotel, and blue is civic/other. Mixed use is indicated by combinations of these colors. Completed buildings that Google has not yet added their own models are colored gray.

650 17th Street has been proposed since our last skyline update. Because it would be Denver’s new tallest, lets begin by taking a look how it would impact the skyline from various locations around the city. The four images below look at the tower from above 15th and Blake Street, the Museum of Nature and Science at City Park, Union Station, and I-25 at Broadway.

Moving on, here are two overviews of central downtown. Especially impactful is the Colorado Rockies Mixed Use Project, which would take over an entire block of surface parking.

Then onto LoHi, the Golden Triangle, Arapahoe Square w/ South RiNo, and Northern RiNo:

Finally, we will wrap with Cherry Creek:

Denver had a lot new proposals and groundbreakings in 2017. Here’s to continued infill progress in 2018!

By | 2018-01-15T18:31:56+00:00 January 1, 2018|Categories: Denver Neighborhoods, Downtown Districts, Economic Growth, Infill, Urban Form|17 Comments


  1. Steve January 1, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    Thanks for all your work on this site. Over the last few weeks I’ve seen a couple of articles and was wondering if you’d have anything on them. One is Clayton Lane in Cherry Creek and the other the is Sherman Street possible rezoning. Cheers.

    • Richard January 2, 2018 at 9:48 am

      With the Clayton Lane redevelopment starting in the spring that should probably be on here, and greatly affects the urban fabric of CC adding several 8 story towers, extending Columbine St from 1st to 2nd Aves. and a new Whole Foods on their parking lot at 1st & University.

  2. James January 2, 2018 at 2:38 am

    Nicely done! Thank you!

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  4. David January 2, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Great work! Really appreciate it!

  5. J.D. January 3, 2018 at 12:29 am

    Great job! Thanks for keeping this up.

  6. Cherry Creek January 3, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Since its a new year, I’ll add my voice to others and thank all the contributors at for their great work in 2017 and over the years. You do an amazing job documenting our growing city and the evolution of Denver to what is today. I’ve followed this site since the very beginning – when Union Station was nothing but dust and debris. It’s been a great ride!

  7. Dan January 3, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Great images! One comment – the 1st Bank Building in Cherry Creek (1st and St Paul) has been complete for a year or more now and is shown as orange in the images.

    • Ken Schroeppel January 3, 2018 at 8:25 pm

      Thanks! We’ll be sure to update it next time but hopefully Google will have updated their base 3D imagery and we can remove the model altogether!

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  9. Zoltan January 6, 2018 at 2:29 am

    Whatever happens with the site at 650 17th, the first set of images really shows how this is just about the perfect location for Denver’s new tallest. It would be framed by the current trio of tallest from many important viewpoints. Thanks for all the work on these models!

  10. Adam January 7, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Really great work on the modeling. Glad to see more internal development of Denver over sprawling creep of suburbs.

  11. E.J. Footer January 8, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    As a real estate professional, I really appreciate, and look forward to these types of renderings. Is 1144 15th Street represented as the amber building adjacent to the Four Seasons tower?

    • Dan January 9, 2018 at 10:05 am


  12. Claude January 11, 2018 at 11:10 am

    I don’t see the Market St & 14th St Development listing under ‘Project Maps’. It is the development that is bridging Cherry Creek Trail with a hotel and office space. I have seen the initial report of the project but do not see it on the map page. (It’s in the main/1st photo to the right)

  13. Anna Shethar January 13, 2018 at 6:20 am

    I hope everything is ok. There has not been a post in a while. Love the posts here.

  14. Bob January 14, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    While the infilling of the core city is exciting and I support it, there seems to be a lack of small patches of greenery or open spaces in the goal of infilling. The paved, regular spaced trees, and street furniture are nice but often leave a dead feeling to the space. Is it not possible to have small alcove in a street facade for a surprise such as a fountain, a tile mural, a small sculpture, or other visual delight.
    Just a thought to make the busy urban scene a bit more human.

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