17th and Pearl Apartments Update #2

Construction is rolling along at the 17th and Pearl Apartments development, which will be called INDE Uptown upon its completion, according to the Southern Land Company’s webpage on the project. We last stopped by in March when excavation was underway and in April when the tower cranes went up. As our new photos show, the underground parking levels are complete and the 10-story project is now up to the ground floor.

INDE Uptown will provide 316 apartment homes in Denver’s popular Uptown neighborhood located just a few minutes’ walk from Downtown proper. This project also includes a bit of historic preservation and adaptive reuse, as the historic building at the corner of East 17th Avenue and Pearl will be preserved in full and integrated into the project as a restaurant, while the facade of its smaller neighbor will be incorporated into the new construction as commercial space as well.

Let’s start our photo tour on 17th Avenue and work our way down Pearl to 16th Avenue. First up we have the historic corner building and its facade-only neighbor:

Historic facade and corner building incorporated into the 17th and Pearl project

Rounding the corner onto Pearl Street, new construction adjacent to the historic structure is up to the ground floor:

New construction adjacent to the historic building along Pearl Street
New construction adjacent to the historic building along Pearl Street

Nice Downtown skyline views will be available for homes on the alley (west) side of the development:

Downtown views looking west from Pearl Street
Downtown views looking west from Pearl Street

INDE Uptown will step down to six stories in height at East 16th Avenue, across the street from its stately neighbor, the historic Temple Emanuel (now Denver Community Church) building:

The historic Temple Emanuel building across 16th Avenue from the project

Completing our tour around the project, these last two images show the new construction along 16th Avenue:

INDE Uptown under construction at 16th and Pearl
INDE Uptown under construction at 16th and Pearl

But wait… there’s more! We’ve not yet had a good color rendering of this project, except now we do. This new image, courtesy of Southern Land Company and Shears Adkins Rockmore Architects, shows the project will rely heavily on brick as the primary facade material and will also step down in height adjacent to the historic properties along 17th:

Rendering of INDE Uptown, courtesy of Southern Land Company and SA+R Architects

Looks good!

We’ll stop for our next update in a few months after the building has topped off.

By |2018-11-12T20:01:54+00:00November 5, 2018|Categories: Construction, Infill, Residential, Uptown|Tags: |11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. G November 6, 2018 at 10:45 am - Reply

    That rendering looks great from 17th! They did a great job breaking up the building.

  2. Eric November 6, 2018 at 11:36 am - Reply

    This is how development should be done

  3. James November 6, 2018 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    Looks Good! I thought in the original concepts the tavern was going to have a roof top bar on like the 8th floor or something…..looks like its just going back in on the ground level now?

    • David November 10, 2018 at 8:33 am - Reply

      Yes, I heard that plan was changed and I’m not sure why. In the new design it looks like a 2nd floor roof deck for outdoor/rooftop seating.

      • Marlin November 12, 2018 at 12:42 pm - Reply

        I heard when they saved the existing buildings, it was not longer feasible to have a top floor bar on 10th floor so the roof top bar is now on the one story building better engaged to the street experience

  4. Cherry Creek November 6, 2018 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    Such a well-designed building. Some of the container ships being built on Welton could have used some of these tasteful touches, with mixeds materials, forms, and colors.

  5. BoulderPatentGuy November 7, 2018 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    “Our baby’s [Denver] all grown up.”

  6. Joe November 7, 2018 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    I rarely comment, but I LOVE this……… yes, the mixes of colors, setbacks, etc! Thanks, Ken!

  7. David November 10, 2018 at 8:31 am - Reply

    Thank you Southern Land Company! You incorporated existing historic buildings into high quality design for the Uptown neighborhood.

  8. Marlin November 12, 2018 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    I heard when they saved the existing buildings, it was not longer feasible to have a top floor bar on 10th floor so the roof top bar is now on the one story building better engaged to the street experience

  9. John Grewe November 13, 2018 at 9:01 am - Reply

    Great tour. Very impressive and the Denver residents are going to love it.
    John G

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