New York-based real estate investment and development firm Greenwich Realty Capital (GRC) this week announced details about its planned skyscraper at 650 17th Street in downtown Denver. The 1,000,000+ square foot mixed-use tower will be comprised of 248 luxury condominium residences, a boutique hotel, 22,000 square feet of retail space, and over 500 parking spaces. At 90 stories, it will be the tallest building in Denver.
“Denver is at an exciting moment in its history and we believe our development plan for 650 17th Street will help further catalyze the evolution of downtown while respecting the essential character of the city,” said Michael Ursini, a co-founder and Managing Partner of GRC.
The firm has hired architect Carlos Ott to design 650 17th Street. In addition to Carlos Ott, whose firm is based in Canada, GRC has retained Denver-based professionals, including Davis Partnership Architects, which will be the architect of record.
“What makes Denver’s lifestyle so appealing is this amazing combination of urban culture surrounded by absolutely stunning natural beauty,” said Stephen Drew, co-founder and Managing Partner of GRC. “Our direction to Carlos is that his architectural design for 650 17th Street should reflect this unique lifestyle and elevate it. We envision a contemporary tower where residents and hotel guests wake up to panoramic mountain and city views, relax on terraces surrounded by those views, walk to work downtown, and easily jump in their car to go skiing or mountain-biking.”
Amenities at 650 17th Street are expected to include multiple terraces and pools, a spa with sauna and steam rooms, and a fitness center. Planned sporting amenities include a half-court basketball court, a bowling alley, and a game lounge with a pool table, foosball, and shuffle board. A playroom with a custom climbing gym is slated to be included for children. Bicycle storage, pet grooming, day care, art consultation, and butler service are among many other planned amenities 650 17th Street.
“Over the past year, we have met with Denver city officials, civic leaders, and business people to ensure that we take local priorities into account,” said Ursini. “Establishing strong working relationships in Denver is of paramount importance to us – not just for 650 17th Street, but also because we plan to make more investments in Denver in coming years.”