SugarSquare Final Update

Construction of the skinniest infill building in Downtown Denver is complete. SugarSquare, the 25-foot wide four-story office project near 16th and Wazee Street, still has interior tenant improvements in progress but the exterior of the glass-and-steel structure is finished and looking great.

Designed by Semple Brown and developed by Urban Villages, SugarSquare adds a little more than 10,000 square feet of office space to its parent, the historic Sugar Building. Across the alley is SugarSquare’s older sibling from 2008, SugarCube.

Let’s take a final look at SugarSquare:

The completed SugarSquare infill building on Wazee Street
The completed SugarSquare infill building on Wazee Street

From John J. Murphy’s Blacksmith Shop to a vacant lot for about 90 years and now to modern office space… the evolution of Lower Downtown continues. Welcome SugarSquare!

By | 2018-08-20T10:14:25+00:00 August 18, 2018|Categories: Infill, Lower Downtown, Office, Urbanism|Tags: |7 Comments


  1. Kirk Cortez August 19, 2018 at 8:14 am - Reply

    It’s okay, but when will you update us on 9th and Colorado? They’re building a 17 story tower there now.

  2. G August 19, 2018 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Great project!

  3. Ballpark Resident August 19, 2018 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    The city could use another 10 similarly sized infill projects around town. Great use of space!

  4. Freddie August 19, 2018 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    I love this little building!

  5. Jim August 20, 2018 at 8:51 am - Reply

    I like this little building too. Inspite of it being a completely different look then it’s neighbors, it fits in. It makes a nice transition from the lower buildings to the taller.

    • Citizen Kane August 21, 2018 at 10:11 am - Reply

      It’s a common misconception that a building has to be the same as it’s neighbors to fit it. (i.e. brick for lodo)
      Yes, it’s glass and steel ILO brick, but it’s massing and scale are appropriate for its site.
      Buildings that are indicative of the era their built in are more honest and more interesting (to me) than something that is historically referential.
      Juxtaposed buildings from different eras weave a rich urban tapestry.

  6. Ed M August 20, 2018 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    My hat is off to the developer who had the sophistication to add this gem to the fabric of LODO

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