The Grand Update #11

The Grand, a very large residential project going up in the Union Station neighborhood, is getting close to completion and we are now able to see some of the completed elements of the project. This substantial development will end up adding 508 apartment homes along with 8,000 square foot of ground floor retail to the neighborhood.

The South Tower is more or less complete with the fences recently taken down, and landscaping restored on the sidewalks. The 12-story tower features a very attractive brick and glass facade, along with a completely covered podium. Facing Light Rail Plaza, the South Tower features a setback mimicking some of the glass facade from the 24-story North Tower.

The ground floor for the South Tower consists of a significant amount of retail and the leasing office for The Grand Apartments. The ground floor retail here will also be the only retail that is directly attached to Light Rail Plaza.

Let’s continue on to the North Tower, which has a significant impact on the Union Station skyline. The 24-story tower entirely contrasts the South Tower, featuring a modern, all glass facade with dark grey accents between the windows.

At the street level, the North Tower also features a completely covered podium, and additional ground floor retail. The street-wall that The Grand helps complete along Chestnut is a visually stunning sight as none of it existed three years ago.

The Grand is set for completion this summer which is when we will swing back around for a final look at this “grand” project.

By | 2018-04-02T21:35:06+00:00 April 1, 2018|Categories: Infill, Residential, Union Station, Urbanism|Tags: |8 Comments


  1. Freddie April 1, 2018 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    I love it! That view from the 18th Street pedestrian bridge is really impressive!

  2. James April 1, 2018 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    Awesome Union Station Development is Great
    Now if they can do the same at rhe Golden Triangle area mid-rise and high building’s
    Denver will make its mark as an international city YES YES !!!

  3. ODB April 2, 2018 at 10:09 am - Reply

    I was totally mooning you from my Glass House patio when you took these.

    • TakeFive April 9, 2018 at 3:29 pm - Reply

      I wondered if that wasn’t you. 🙂

  4. Richard April 2, 2018 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    High quality project! Any word on the retail tenants?

  5. Jim April 2, 2018 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    Architecturally it’s a success. The masses are modulated, the varied textures are distributed in a way that makes sense and adds to the clarity of the building and it has nice clean detailing, which is so rare in this city, especially in residential buildings.

  6. Citizen Kane April 3, 2018 at 9:03 am - Reply

    far and away the best project in the union station neighborhood.
    now if we can just tear down that piece of sh*t alta house and replace it with something like this.

  7. TakeFive April 9, 2018 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Kudos to San Francisco-based Shorenstein. This looks like one of those rare cases where the execution looks even better than the rendering.

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