A large project has started to make its rounds through the Arapahoe Square Design Advisory Board. Kenect Denver, located mid-block between 21st and 22nd along Lawrence Street, is set to rise 34 stories and provide 441 residential units along with office and retail space. The total height of Kenect Denver rivals the recently completed Confluence tower, rising 14 feet higher for a total of 362 feet.
Below are two aerials with the project site outlined. As you can see in the second aerial, this tower will contribute a lot of height to the area as there are no structures above 10 stories.
The tower will primarily feature an all glass facade with light paneling facing the adjacent properties. These two renderings, designed by Shears Adkins Rockmore, were retrieved from the submittal documents. The developer is Akara Partners.
As a disclaimer, these are conceptual renderings. This design is not final and can change throughout the review process.
Kenect Denver will feature 28 floors of Studio, 1-bedroom, and 3-bedroom units; there is no mention of 2-bedroom units. Five above-ground floors of parking will be completely covered up by retail and office space. Below, you can see how the tower is broken down by each floor.
Here are three current photos of the site. All of the existing structures on the block will be preserved; the tower will only take up the majority of the surface parking lot. As we mentioned above, this tower will add significant height to the area.
Kenect Denver still has to make its way through design review before construction begins. We will keep you posted with any updates of this project as it makes its rounds through the review process.