SugarSquare Update #4

Since our last update in August, the smallest infill project going up in Downtown Denver has made significant progress. As a refresher, SugarSquare is a 10,800 square foot office building that is filling in a 25-foot wide gap between the six-story Sugar Building and a two-story historic neighbor along Wazee.

Today, we have a short and sweet update on this project. As you saw on the cover photo for this post, SugarSquare fills in a very small gap yet completes the streetwall along Wazee. Most of the exterior glass and paneling is complete on the building, with the exception of the ground floor, which is still wrapped in plastic. Here are a few photos of the project along Wazee Street.

SugarSquare should be wrapping up within the next few months finally filling in a longstanding gap in Lower Downtown’s urban fabric.

By | 2018-01-29T21:07:12+00:00 January 28, 2018|Categories: Infill, Lower Downtown, Office, Urbanism|Tags: |3 Comments


  1. Chris McD January 29, 2018 at 10:54 am - Reply

    So much to love about this project… 1) Completing the street wall; 2) The thoughtful/creative interpretation of design standards (like we see at 1500 Market); 3) The little detail of the advertisement on the southwest wall of the Historic Sugar building remaining visible from the street. I can’t imagine how expensive—on a price-per-square-foot basis—it was to construct this project. One of the benefits of being at a later stage in the market cycle is seeing this type of high-design/high-cost project achieve financial feasibility. Thanks for the update!

    • Citizen Kane January 29, 2018 at 2:19 pm - Reply

      agreed. with everything (although I hope we’re not at the end of a market cycle).
      I do love this project though. More true in-fill architecture like this needs to happen in Denver.

  2. The Dirt January 29, 2018 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    Man, these little filler projects are my favorite! Sure, I love a good tower now and again, but something about completing the street wall just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

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