Construction Updates

Denver Construction Update: July

July 5, 2016 9

It is time again to take a look at the progress of the construction projects in Denver.

The first project on our tour is the construction site of the Country Club Towers. This project is located just to the southwest of the intersection of Speer Boulevard and Downing Street. Two 31-story residential towers will stand and house a total of 551 apartment units. The Country Club Towers broke ground in June of 2015. The Broe Group is the developer.

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In Denver’s Golden Triangle is the construction site of the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Contemporary Art. This construction site is located at 12th Avenue and Bannock Street. The Kirkland Museum currently resides in Capitol Hill and will move to the new Golden Triangle location once complete. Shaw Construction is the general contractor.

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Just a block away at 13th and Cherokee is the construction site of the Eviva Cherokee apartment project. The Beck Group provided architectural services on this development and is also serving as the general contractor. Once finished Eviva Cherokee will rise to 19 floors. Atlanta-based Integral Group is the developer.

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Walking north into downtown Denver at 15th and California we find the dual-brand hotel project that is being developed by White Lodging.  This site will become an AC Hotel by Marriott and a Starwood-branded Le Meridien Hotel and will rise to 20 floors once complete. Construction began in September. This project is under construction one block from the Colorado Convention Center. White Lodging also developed the dual-brand Hyatt House/Hyatt Place hotel located on 14th Street that opened in November.

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Heading down 15th Street is the site of 1144 Fifteenth Street, a 40-story skyscraper under construction in downtown Denver at 15th Street and Arapahoe. This building will feature 640,000 square feet of office space. Pickard Chilton the architecture firm that designed 1144 Fifteenth Street.

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Just a stone’s throw away is the site of the 22-story 1401 Lawrence project. The building has now reached its top floor. This is another Denver project where The Beck Group designed the building and is also serving as the general contractor.

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1401 Lawrence

Over in Riverfront Park The Confluence is taking shape at 15th Street and Little Raven. The 288-unit building will feature studio, one, two, and three bedroom apartments. The Confluence will reach 34 floors once finished. The Confluence is now rising at a pace of one floor a week.

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Next is a look at the construction site of the 12-story Kimpton Hotel. This project will also include a 5-story office component as well. The hotel will house 200 rooms and space for ground floor retail/restaurants will also be constructed. This development is taking shape adjacent to the Denver Union Station train platform.

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Pivot Denver is taking shape at 18th and Wewatta. Pivot Denver is set to feature a Whole Foods grocery store. Pivot Denver will include 580 apartment units. Holland Partner Group is the developer and Davis Partnership Architects designed the structure.

Pivot Denver

Pivot Denver

Also under construction in the Union Station neighborhood is the mixed-use Union Tower West development at 18th and Wewatta. Union Tower West will feature a 180-room Hotel Indigo along with 100,000 square feet of leasable office space. Atlanta-based Portman-holdings is the developer.

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Making its debut on the Denver construction update is 16 Chestnut, an office project that will rise to 19 floors. 16 Chestnut will take shape adjacent to Denver’s Millennium Bridge.

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Work continues at 1709 Chestnut. this development will include two building, with one reaching 24 floors and the other reaching 12 floors.

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Also making its first appearance on the construction update is the AMLI Riverfront Green apartment project. This project will feature 300 units once complete and is located at 18th and Little Raven.

AMLI Riverfront Green

On the same block as Union Tower West is the construction site of the Ashley Union Station affordable housing project.

Ashley Union Station

In Denver’s LoDo neighborhood is the mixed-use Dairy Block development at the block of 18th, 19th, Wazee and Blake Streets. This development will feature leasable office space and a hotel that will be managed by Sage Hospitality. Earlier this year it was announced that Prologis will become the signature tenant of the office portion of the development.

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Next is 1776 Curtis, a residential high-rise that will reach 29 floors, with the 29th floor serving as a mechanical penthouse. A total of 359 apartment units will be offered in studio, one, and two bedroom options. The 28th floor will feature penthouse units. The development will also include 999 17th Street, a 9-story office building that will be located at the 17th Street side of the block.

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In Denver’s Uptown neighborhood at 20th and Logan Street is the Alexan Uptown apartment project. Alexan Uptown will be home to 372 apartment units.

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Also in Uptown at 17th and Pennsylvania is the site of what will become the future home of the Colorado Health Foundation.

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5280 Senior Housing is a six-story building that will house 99 residential units. construction on 5280 Senior Housing began the first week of February. This development is located at 1615 Pennsylvania Street in the Uptown neighborhood of Denver.

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The last project on the update is SkyHouse Denver. This apartment project has been rising at 18th and Broadway. SkyHouse Denver will feature 354 apartment units and 6,900 square feet of space for ground floor retail.

SkyHouse Denver

SkyHouse Denver

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at the Denver construction update. Glad I was able to find time get out during the holiday weekend; my real estate photography business has really been growing this summer.

If you, or someone you know is in real estate and ever needs photos of a property keep me in mind. I invite you to take a look at my real estate photography website: http://justinmartinphotography.com/

Have a great July,


There are 9 comments

  • eracer says:

    Thanks for the updates!

  • Ryan says:

    Amazing, as always! Thanks again for the update, Justin.

    I’m cautiously optimistic about the Confluence tower — that was starting to look really bad with the initial materials they started putting up, but it’s looking a little bit better now that they’ve added some of the glass.

    • Justin says:

      Thank you Ryan! I agree and for some reason it seems to look better from the little Raven side of the project.

  • Dan says:

    Amazing update as always!
    Looking at blogs and stuff, I see alot of people’s angst about the Alexan Uptown..and how it’s just too big and doesn’t fit the neighborhood. And normally I’d kinda be in that group…preferring something taller and less land-ship. But I’m excited to see this thing finished. for some reason, the sheer massiveness of it is actually pretty cool!! It’s a beast.

  • SPR8364 says:

    Thanks again for a great update, Justin! I was beginning to worry if you were okay, since there were no updates since June 3rd. Welcome back:-)

    • Justin says:


      I have just been busy with work and have not had as much time available for Denver Urban Review. At the least I will for sure keep doing my monthly updates going. I bet I will have more free time for DUR in the fall/winter.

  • SPR8364 says:

    As long as your healthy, all is good! Thanks for the updates!

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