Construction Updates

Denver construction update: July

July 7, 2015 2

It’s a new month and that means it’s time for another Denver construction update. For July we introduce a new project to the update tour. There’s also a couple of developments that are finishing up construction and will likely be making their last construction update.

Just when I thought we were moving on from our soggy weather pattern, the cool and rainy weather returned. Truth be told, I would rather be out in 65 degree drizzly weather than 95 degree heat while hiking around documenting the progress Denver’s construction sites.

Let’s start off with a look at the Country Club Towers project near Downing Street and Speer Boulevard. This project officially broke ground a couple weeks back and a good amount of excavation work has taken place in that short time span. The Broe Group is developing this project that will include two 31-story residential Towers.

Country Club Towers

Below is a photo of the Speer Boulevard apartments which have now topped off. This project is located at Speer Boulevard and Grant Street.

Speer Boulevard Apartments

At 7th Avenue and Sherman Street is the 7|S Denver Haus apartment development. Once completed this eight-story project will include 115 apartment units.

7th Sherman Denver Haus

Just up the street is the MOTO apartment project in Denver’s Capital Hill neighborhood at 8th Avenue and Sherman Street.

MOTO apartments

Pictured below is the apartment project that is taking place at 8th Avenue between Lincoln and Broadway,

8th and Broadway apartments

The next project on our update is the Joule apartment development located in Denver’s Golden Triangle at Speer Boulevard and Cherokee Street.

Joule Denver

Joule Denver

Making its first appearance on the construction update tour is the Eviva Cherokee residential project at 13th Avenue and Cherokee Street.

Eviva Cherokee

In downtown Denver the finishing touches are being applied to the dual-brand Hyatt House/Hyatt Place hotel. This 21-story project is slated to open this fall. This photo was taken at the corner of 14th Street and Glenarm Place.

Hyatt House Hyatt Place Denver

Pictured below is the construction site of the 40-story skyscraper 1144 Fifteenth Street. Excavation is now underway.

1144 Fifteenth Street

Also taking shape in downtown Denver is the 22-story office project 1401 Lawrence. By August’s construction update work on the office floors is likely to begin. Other than the first floor, which will be utilized as the entrance and retail space, the floors that have been poured thus far will be utilized for parking.

1401 Lawrence

Some blue could be seen in the sky at the moment the below photo of the Triangle Building was captured. This project at 16th and Wewatta is very nearly complete.

Triangle Building

Also wrapping up construction is the 1601 Wewatta office project. If you look closely, you can see some of interior lights are on. This project was developed by Hines, the same developer of 1144 Fifteenth Street.

1601 Wewatta

The Kimpton Hotel development located adjacent to the Union Station Train platform continues to make progress. A lot of earth has been excavated in the last month. This project will also feature a boutique office component. The construction loans for this project were secured two weeks ago.

Kimpton Hotel Denver

Below is a photo of the 34-story Confluence apartment project at 15th Street and Little Raven Street.

Confluence Denver

The 17W mixed-use development that will feature apartments, and a Whole Foods continues to make progress.


Here is a photo of the Union Tower West construction site. This project will include a boutique hotel and an office component. This development is located at 18th and Wewatta.

Union Tower West

The sign has now been installed for the King Soopers at the Elan Union Station project that is nearing completion at 19th and Chestnut Place.

King Soopers Elan

Over in LoDo at 19th and Wazee Street, below grade work is taking place on the mixed-use Z Block project.

Z Block

In the photo below is the Alxean Uptown project that is taking shape at 19th and Logan in Denver’s Uptown neighborhood. Once completed this project will rise to 12 floors.

Alexan Uptown

The last construction site we will take a look at on this update is that of the 26-story Skyhouse Denver apartment project at 18th and Broadway. Visually this project in my opinion has been making the fastest progress. It is amazing to see how much headway this structure has made since it broke ground in February.

Skyhouse Denver

Skyhouse Denver

I think we are due for some bluebird days ahead here in the Mile High City. I hope everyone had a safe and happy Independence Day!

There are 2 comments

  • Rob C says:

    What a great tour and great photos as always! Thanks for posting these. Have you been out to the old University of Colorado site at 9th and Colo? Demolition is in full swing. I used to live across the street from there and to see it now, is just mind blowing to me. I hope it truly becomes the destination that the neighborhood fought so hard to attain.

    • Justin says:

      Thanks Rob!

      You are right, I do need to get over there and take some photos to share on DUR.