We can finally celebrate the eradication of perhaps the worst parking lot along the 16th Street Mall. Construction has begun on The Thompson Denver Hotel, formally known as the 1600 Market Hotel, which will end up providing 214 hotel rooms contained in a 10-story building.
As of this past weekend, the parking lot has been completely scraped with excavation equipment starting to show up on the project site. In addition, covered walkways are now in place for safe pedestrian travels.
Below are two additional photos of the project site showing the alley and 16th Street Mall corners. Between this project and Market Station, this block of 16th Street Mall will be infinitely better than it used to be: an abandoned bus station and surface parking lot.
We will check back in on this exciting project in a couple of months when excavation has commenced and, hopefully, some vertical action is taking place.