Ever since Market Street Station closed, the remains of it became a bit of an eyesore on almost an entire block of Lower Downtown. Luckily, Continuum Partners stepped up to the challenge of redeveloping the block into a fantastic mixed-use project. For a project refresher, we have numerous posts on this project showing all of the concepts leading up to the final renderings.
While we never officially announced last fall that construction was underway, significant progress has been taking place at the Market Station site. The old station and underground facility has been eradicated and is now a very large hole in the ground. Here is a recent photo from the corner of the 16th Street Mall and Market Street. A 10-story building will occupy this corner once the project is complete.
Given there is a very large hole in the ground right now, there isn’t much to see around the project from the street, but let’s a quick look around anyways.
In the first photo, another 10-story building will occupy the corner of the 16th Street Mall and Blake Street. In the second photo, a great street-wall of five-story buildings will lead up to this corner on 17th and Market Street. In the third photo, the five-story street wall continues, terminating at 17th and Blake Street where RTD’s headquarters resides.
To show the true scale of the project, here is an overhead view of the entire project site taken back in November. Market Station will completely revolutionize this block in Lower Downtown.
Market Station will completely change this part of Lower Downtown in the best way possible with attractive mixed-use buildings infilling a massive gap in this neighborhood’s urban fabric.