Block 162 Update #4

Back in June, we were pleased to share that one of Downtown Denver’s worst surface parking lots was eradicated to make way for the 30-story, all glass, Block 162 office tower. While clearing off a surface parking lot is a great start to any project, it is always great to see drilling, excavation, and other construction activities.

When we stopped by the site last weekend, there was just that; excavation, drilling, and utility work is now taking place on the site. Since there are three levels of underground parking to dig out, excavation will take place for a while longer.

Once excavation is complete, we should expect to see a tower crane or two go up which is when we will stop back for a visit.

By | 2018-08-05T10:53:00+00:00 August 3, 2018|Categories: Central Downtown, Infill, Office, Urbanism|Tags: |9 Comments


  1. Joshua August 3, 2018 at 8:17 am - Reply

    Now if only we could get some development on the lots behind the Pavilions.

    • Dan August 3, 2018 at 5:47 pm - Reply

      @Ryan Dravitz, is there any chance 1501 Tremont comes back eventually?

  2. DenvertoSanDiego August 3, 2018 at 11:28 am - Reply

    Does this building have extra parking for the future hotel component?

  3. JoBa August 3, 2018 at 11:38 am - Reply

    I pictured this building taller in my head. At 420ft it is the 14th tallest in the city, 200′ shorter than 1144 Fifteenth (Optiv building) and 120′ taller than 1401 Lawrence (Polsielli building). I’m not complaining though. It going to look awesome.

    • John August 6, 2018 at 2:12 pm - Reply

      If it helps, the building is 452′.

  4. Ballpark Resident August 3, 2018 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    Great news..! This area of town is looking better and better.

  5. James August 3, 2018 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Yes I agree with you Joshua. One time
    Brookfield Properties,which owns Republic
    Tower, had plans to build a 34 story office tower, behind the Pavillion.
    I hope it happens.

    • Alan August 7, 2018 at 1:19 pm - Reply

      Unfortunately, I think they axed this project years ago. If you dig deep you can still find reference to ‘1501 Tremont’ online but one very outdated page I find via Brookfield hasn’t been updated since 2008. They don’t even have it referenced on their corporate site as a project they are working on. Would likely be by a new owner/developer if something were to happen. But yes, these two 1/3 lots behind the Pavilions seem like a good location for an interesting project. Tall & skinny! But as of right now I don’t think there’s anything on the horizon for them outside of being used as parking. Looking forward to Block 162 going vertical and further eliminating this multi-block stretch of parking along 15th.

  6. ohwilleke August 3, 2018 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    Is there really no less wonky way to describe the property?

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