Market Station Update #7

Let’s end September with a big photo update of the Market Station project in Lower Downtown—a significant infill development that, along with the 1600 Market Hotel project across the street, will dramatically improve the look, feel, and walkability of this part of Downtown Denver.

Market Station will provide 225 new residences, 85,000 square feet of retail, and 95,000 square feet of office space in ten- and five-story structures in a U-shaped configuration around the historic RTD buildings on Blake Street.

Below is a bird’s-eye rendering of the $200 million project, courtesy of the developer Continuum Partners and their design team, looking north from above 16th and Market. Also check out the neat fly-through animation on the Market Station project homepage.

Market Station rendering, courtesy of Continuum Partners and their design team.

Now, on to some recent photos!

From near the corner of 16th and Blake, we see the project has reached the street level and is starting to go vertical. In the second photo, we see the entry to the underground parking garage taking shape:

Market Station under construction near the corner of 16th and Blake.

These next three photos look along the three primary sides of the project. 1.) The 16th Street side from Market to Blake; 2.) The Market Street side from 17th to 16th; and 3.) the 17th Street side from Market to Blake:

Market Station construction along Market Street from 17th to 16th.

The other day when I stopped by to take photos, general contractor Kiewit was using a 56-meter concrete pump to reach the interior of the site. It was quite a sight!

Panorama of Market Station construction.

To conclude, here are some additional shots of the project and the surrounding urban context, including views of Market Center, the row of beautiful historic buildings from the early 1880s on the other side of Market Street:

Market Station construction looking toward Market Street and parts of Central Downtown beyond.

We’ll stop by Market Station again in a few months as it makes progress toward a topping-off in early 2019.

By | 2018-10-02T21:45:00+00:00 September 30, 2018|Categories: Infill, Lower Downtown, Office, Residential, Urbanism|Tags: |7 Comments


  1. DS September 30, 2018 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Fun to watch this go up every day on my walk to work.

  2. Richard October 2, 2018 at 9:07 am - Reply

    What’s the latest on the 18th & Market apartments a couple blocks away?

    • jerrod October 4, 2018 at 9:36 am - Reply

      Theyre starting construction soon. It flipped owners a few times and nobody could get under contract. Its a go now, think November ground breaking

  3. JerryG October 2, 2018 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    Since someone else already changed the topic, I will just go with the broken flow.
    Is there any plan for ‘Denver Infill’ to do a post on Zia in the Sunnyside neighborhood? 314 apartments, 120 condos, 21% of each designated affordable, plus some retail. Supposedly broke ground on 9/12. That’s a pretty substantial development.

    • Ryan Dravitz October 3, 2018 at 6:54 am - Reply

      We will visit this project soon!

  4. T Valerio October 3, 2018 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    This would provide a Killer spot for Apple to put a store in downtown! I know they have one in Cherry Creek, but I’ve always wondered why we don’t have one in central downtown

  5. DenvertoSD October 7, 2018 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Are they using the old underground bus terminal for the parking structure?

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