Alexan Arapahoe Square Update #7

Over the past few months, Alexan Arapahoe Square has been making swift vertical progress thanks to the Prescient system; a prefabricated light gauge steel system that snaps into place, reducing construction time and costs. The north end of the project is already topped out with the south end quickly catching up.

The south end of Alexan Arapahoe Square is currently up nine stories with four more to go before topping out. Installation for the exterior paneling has begun, but currently there are no hints of the facade.

The north end of the project has topped out at 13 stories with exterior insulation also starting to go up.

The next few posts will be focusing on the projects going up on and around the Welton Corridor in Arapahoe Square. Stay tuned!

By | 2018-02-15T21:04:01+00:00 February 12, 2018|Categories: Arapahoe Square, Infill, Residential, Urbanism|Tags: |8 Comments


  1. James February 12, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    Nice to see more density! Always. More building more people and more interesting downtown Denver becomes.

  2. Stakes is High February 13, 2018 at 11:44 am

    D-town severely needs some new LRVs

    • SPR8364 February 13, 2018 at 11:44 pm

      What is an LRV?

  3. ddvmke February 14, 2018 at 10:14 am

    Ken/Ryan, maybe you can help me out here. Aren’t there minimum sidewalk widths or tree lawn requirements for downtown/Arapahoe square? This looks like there’s about 4′ of walkable space then train tracks immediately…seems to be a common issue with Alexan projects (enjoy a walk past Alexan Uptown for an incredibly imposing presence at street level). I imagine the new AS zoning will alleviate this imposing feeling due to setbacks and whatnot, but not sure it does anything to prevent this tight to curb development eliminating any opportunity for patios, etc. Pretty sad to see that the east side of Welton between 20th and 24th will have virtually no street level activation with all this density going in.

    I don’t really mind the “landscraper” as a vehicle to dnesity, but please do something to make these things livable at the street level.

    • Ken Schroeppel February 14, 2018 at 12:57 pm

      According to the site plans, there will be an 11.5-foot sidewalk between the building face and the curb, consisting of an 8-foot walkway and a 3.5-foot amenity strip for trees, light poles, etc.

      But I do agree the pedestrian experience along the Welton side of these projects won’t be particularly appealing.

      • ddvmke February 15, 2018 at 10:51 am

        Ah, so more corner/side-street facing. Thanks for the explanation and yes, seems like opportunities lost for a commercial corridor (a la Highland Square, Tennyson, or South Pearl) on a rail line with residences above.

  4. Ed M February 25, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    I find this and the other buildings in recent posts to be depressing. I really do wonder if these are the tenements of the future. Very sad.

  5. Jordan March 9, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    It looks like the façade started going up today. Looks like they are going with a sort of two tone brick look.

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