Platte Fifteen Update #1

Back in June 2016, we introduced a new project coming to Denver’s Lower Highland district: Platte Fifteen, a new five-story building featuring approximately 14,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor and around 135,000 square feet of office space on the upper four levels.

Construction on the project started a couple of weeks ago, beginning with the demolition of the former Natural Grocers building and its surface parking lot. Caisson drilling for the shoring walls for the underground parking is now underway. Here are a few photos from earlier this week:

Platte Fifteen construction at 15th and Platte streets, March 2018
Platte Fifteen construction at 15th and Platte streets, March 2018

As mentioned in our first post, this project is unique in that it will be Downtown Denver’s first Cross Laminated Timber building. Here’s a rendering of the finished building, courtesy of OZ Architecture. For more renderings and other details, visit our initial post.

Rendering of Platte Fifteen, courtesy of OZ Architecture

If all goes as planned, Platte Fifteen should open Summer 2019.

By | 2018-03-29T10:29:29+00:00 March 24, 2018|Categories: Highland, Infill, Office, Urban Design|Tags: |3 Comments


  1. Jeffrey March 25, 2018 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    I liked the building (brick, well made) and the business (Vitamin Cottage) that was there before.

    • Jim March 31, 2018 at 4:25 pm - Reply

      I liked the old brick building that used to be there too. However, judging from the renderings, I don’t hate this one. If they give it some detail and keep it clean. Oz generally does a decent job. I will keep my fingers crossed. And…hopefully it will hide some of the horrendous apartment block and parking garage that sits behind it.

  2. Thomas Beresford April 3, 2018 at 6:02 am - Reply

    Hopefully this is the first of many new mass timber buildings in Denver

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