Project Announcements

Project Announcements
Zeppelin begins construction on RINO office building
September 21, 2016 at 11:20 am 0
Flight RINO Denver

Rendering of FLIGHT courtesy Zeppelin Development

Denver-based Zeppelin Development has begun construction on a 140,000-square-foot office building to house Denver-based Boa Technology. The building, named FLIGHT, will reside at 3575 Ringsby Court, as part of the mixed-use TAXI community. Flight will have a green roof and is targeting LEED silver certification. UMB Bank will provide funding for the project.  

Boa Technology first moved into TAXI in 2012 and has grown from 55 employees to now 143 employees – while at the site’s DRIVE building. Maintaining its global headquarters in Denver, Boa and its proprietary closure system has seen international success with offices in Austria, Japan, Hong Kong, and China, and with more than 300 brand partners worldwide. 

Integrated into cycling, snowsports, outdoor, athletic, utility, safety and medical products, Boa Technology enhances the user experience by improving performance, fit and function through the patented Boa closure system.

“Our mission at Boa is to manufacture a technology that speaks to the fundamental needs of its users,” said Mark Soderberg, CEO of Boa Technology. “In order to continuously innovate, our team requires an inspiring space where ideas thrive, and Zeppelin truly gets that. We’ve really enjoyed our time at TAXI and love working with Zeppelin Development. We share similar goals and values, and Zeppelin has continuously demonstrated an unmatched understanding of our needs, which will without a doubt translate to this next phase.”

Kyle Zeppelin, Principal of Zeppelin Development, said, “Boa shares in our values of collaboration, community and humanity as the core of a successful and growing entrepreneurial business. They are an integral part of the culture at TAXI, and by commissioning a building that harnesses these principles to specifically meet their needs, we’re ensuring a thriving partnership for many more years to come – with a homegrown, Denver success story that we’ve watched take form under our roof at TAXI.”   

FLIGHT was designed by Dynia Architects who has designed many projects for Zeppelin development including The Source Hotel 

FLIGHT will feature a two-story atrium, outdoor meeting spaces and a 100-bike storage facility. In addition to the 13,000-square-foot green roof, a 170 Kilowatt solar photovoltaic array will offset about 20 percent of the building's electricity use.

Construction Updates, Project Announcements
Construction begins on The Coloradan
August 19, 2016 at 11:27 pm 1

East West Partners, announced this week that they have broken ground and begun construction on The Coloradan, the first condominium building in the Union Station neighborhood. Located at 1750 Wewatta Street, the $200 million, 334-unit condominium project is slated to be complete in September 2018.  Residences will be offered for sale in 2017.

The Coloradan Union Station

Rendering of the Coloradan courtesy East West Partners

“The Coloradan is the final piece of the Union Station puzzle – the last building to go vertical in the area surrounding the train platform and canopy and the only opportunity to own a piece of this newly iconic neighborhood,” said Chris Frampton, managing partner of East West Partners. “At The Coloradan, the City of Denver will really be the primary amenity as residents will literally be in the heart of everything when they step out the front door.”

The Coloradan’s 334 condominium residences will be comprised of:

  • 33 Inclusionary Housing Ordinance (IHO) residences with pricing set by the affordability requirements estimated to be in the mid to high $200Ks
  • 294 Studios, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom residences ranging from the high $200Ks to $1.3M;
  • 7 19th Floor Penthouse residences ranging from $1.6M to $3.0M.

Approximately 19,000 square feet of ground floor retail will be constructed at the The Coloradan. Amenities include a rooftop pool deck and club room, residents’ lobby, fitness room and a residents’ garden as well as a 447-space parking garage.

“As Coloradans ourselves, we know there is something truly unique about this city and we designed this project to celebrate everything we love about living downtown,” said Frampton. “From the location to the mountain views to the exceptional attention to the little details that matter, The Coloradan will embody the Colorado experience.  Our mission is to create a vibrant, fun, conscientious place to live that connects residents to their community and the future of Colorado in an authentically Denver way.”

The Coloradan is being constructed by GE Johnson Construction Company and project management services for the project are being provided by BuildMark.  The project architect is GBD based in Portland, Oregon.  Urban Legend Retail and The F+B Group will be curating and marketing the retail space. 

Project Announcements
Centric LoHi renderings
June 3, 2016 at 12:59 am 0

Southern Land Company announces that its 302-apartment mixed-use community at 18th & Central in Denver will be named Centric LoHi. The development, scheduled to open in the fall 2016, will include two buildings that feature studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartment homes. 

Renderings courtesy Souther Land Company.



Centric LoHi is designed to connect residents through a variety of features including a rooftop deck, courtyard areas with outdoor furniture and fire pits, a game room, a wine lounge and daily events. Upscale amenities will include a heated saltwater pool, 24-hour fitness center and on-site dog services such as dog washing and dog grooming areas. Centric LoHi will also provide covered bicycle storage, ski storage, and underground parking for its residents.

“Centric LoHi will be the epicenter of Denver’s desirable Lower Highland neighborhood, and its name reflects that distinction,” said Cindy DeFrancesco, Senior Vice President of Multifamily Operations at Southern Land Company. “This ideal location will enable residents to walk or bike to restaurants, bars, events and nearby farmers’ markets. Centric LoHi residents will be able to embrace the culture of Lower Highland while living in a best-in-class community that will become a destination in its own right.”

Centric LoHi

Centric LoHi

Centric LoHi

Project Announcements
OZ Architecture designs DriveTrain development
June 2, 2016 at 11:05 pm 0
DriveTrain RiNo

DriveTrain rendering courtesy OZ Architecture

Denver-based OZ Architecture was selected by developers Tom and Brooke Gordon to lead the design and architecture for DriveTrain, a new mixed-use development that will cover three acres along the 3300 block of Brighton Boulevard in RiNo. DriveTrain will feature residential, retail, restaurant space, and a 120-room hotel. 

“OZ is the right partner for Drive Train because it has been involved in the architecture and design of more than 15 current and future projects in RiNo, contributing to the transformation of a once purely industrial part of Denver into a new hub for those seeking a collaborative, artistic and innovative community, which is exactly what we’re striving for with DriveTrain,” said Brooke Gordon.

DriveTrain’s residential options will include condominiums ranging from penthouses to micro units, as well as affordable rental housing options, which are designed as artist units that offer studio space on the ground floor and residences above.

“DriveTrain is much more than a building; it will be a new destination in RiNo,” said Rebecca Stone, managing principal at OZ Architecture and lead architect on the project. “It is going to have a very specific energy and distinct sense of place that will appeal to people of all backgrounds, interests and ages. I see it becoming a catalyst in the ongoing transformation of RiNo into one of the coolest, most interesting places in Denver.”

Underground parking is included in DriveTrain’s plan and will be open to the public, offering easy access for all to the South Platte river walk and future park, currently being built by the city along the river’s edge.

“We want to create a real place along the river and Brighton Blvd.,” Tom Gordon said. “The plan on which we’ve partnered with OZ Architecture will attract a diverse class of creative and visionary people and businesses – those seeking fresh ground to make art, launch businesses and develop new ideas. Ultimately, we hope DriveTrain is known for its quirky, collaborative, and far-from-corporate vibe.”

Groundbreaking is expected to take place in early 2017, with completion slated for late 2018. The developers have identified Milender White as the general contractor for the building.

Project Announcements
Denver construction update: June
May 31, 2016 at 9:51 pm 6
June is now upon us and that means it is time to take a look at 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. Country Club Towers Denver Country Club Towers Denver Heading north we see the Speer Boulevard Apartments located at 6th Avenue, Grant Street and Speer Boulevard. This project is being developed by Gables Residential. This will probably be the last time the Speer Boulevard Apartments makes the Denver construction update as it is just about complete. Speer Boulevard Apartments Speer Boulevard Apartments Just a block to the north is the construction site of 7|S Denver Haus at 7th Avenue and Sherman Street. This development was designed by Denver-based Crane Architecture. 7|S Denver Haus will hold 115 apartments. This project is also nearly complete. 7|S Denver Haus 7|S Denver Haus 7|S Denver Haus At 6th Avenue and Broadway is the future site of Denver Health’s Support Services Building. This project broke ground in October and will reach 9 floors. It was designed by Denver-based Davis Partnership Architects. Denver Health Support Services Denver Health Support Services Denver Health Support Services 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. Kirkland Museum Kirkland Museum Kirkland Museum 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. Eviva Cherokee Eviva Cherokee Eviva Cherokee 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.  AC Hotel by Marriott and a Starwood-branded Le Meridien Hotel  AC Hotel by Marriott and a Starwood-branded Le Meridien Hotel  AC Hotel by Marriott and a Starwood-branded Le Meridien Hotel 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. 1144 Fifteenth Street Denver Construction Denver Construction 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. 1401 Lawrence 1401 Lawrence 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. The Confluence Denver The Confluence Denver The Confluence Denver 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. Kimpton Hotel Denver Kimpton Hotel Denver 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 Justin-36 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. Union Tower West Union Tower West Work continues at 1709 Chestnut. this development will include two building, with one reaching 24 floors and the other reaching 12 floors. Denver Construction Denver Construction 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. Dairy Block Denver Dairy Block Denver Dairy Block Denver 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. 1776 Curtis 1776 Curtis 1776 Curtis 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. Alexan Uptown Alexan Uptown Also in Uptown at 17th and Pennsylvania is the site of what will become the future home of the Colorado Health Foundation. Colorado Health Foundation Also in Uptown at 17th and Pennsylvania is the site of what will become the future home of the Colorado Health Foundation. 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. 5280 Senior Housing 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 SkyHouse Denver Thank you for stopping by and have a great June, Justin