Project Announcements
Speer & Bannock rendering
March 20, 2016 at 9:42 pm 0
Speer & Bannock Denver

Rendering of Speer & Bannock courtesy Greystar

Residential developer Greystar is planning to construct a residential project in Denver's Golden Triangle at Speer Boulevard and Bannock. Greystar provided Denver Urban Review with the above rendering, but at this time has not released additional details. Speer & Bannock is not the first large apartment project in this part of Denver. The Golden Triangle is home to the recently completed Joule apartment project at Speer Boulevard and Cherokee. The under construction Eviva apartment project at 13th and Cherokee is also taking shape.
Project Announcements
Balfour Senior Living coming to Stapleton
March 8, 2016 at 9:07 pm 0
Balfour Senior Living Stapleton

Rendering of Balfour Senior Living Stapleton

Balfour Senior Living and Northstar Commercial Partners have announced plans to jointly develop a 63,000 square-foot community on a 1.5 acre site located at 2979 Uinta Street in the Stapleton neighborhood of Denver. The project will be made up of 58 assisted living apartments, including a secure memory care component. 

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“Balfour is committed to building and operating the best senior living communities in Colorado. This new project will incorporate all we have learned from our nearly 20 years of developing and operating senior housing, and we are excited to bring a Balfour community to this important Denver neighborhood,” said Balfour Senior Living Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Michael K. Schonbrun.

Davis Wince, Ltd., is the architectural firm that is designing this development, and Brinkmann Constructors will serve as the general contractor for the project.

Amenities will include a salon, chauffeured transportation, a fitness center and common areas for educational and event programming.

“This is a truly exciting project,” said Brian Watson, Founder & CEO of Northstar. “Working alongside a trusted and quality group such as Balfour is an honor. We look forward to seeing the positive impact this new community will bring to the Stapleton community.”

The project is slated to be completed in the first half of 2017.

A Balfour Senior Living development was completed adjacent to Denver's Riverfront park in February of 2015 at 15th Street and Little Raven. To see Denver Urban Review's inside look at that property click here.

Balfour currently operates five properties all of which are located in Colorado.

Construction Updates
Denver construction update: March
March 1, 2016 at 12:09 am 9
It is a new month which means it is time to take a look at the progress of the construction projects taking shape 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. The first photo was captured on the east side of the project at Downing Street and the other two photos were snapped on the west side of the project at Ogden Street. Country Club Towers Country Club Towers Country Club Towers 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. Speer Boulevard Apartments 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. 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. The building will also have space for ground floor retail where a BBQ restaurant is slated to open that will be owned by Justin Timberlake. The crane for the project was staged on Acoma as workers prepared to install it. Denver Health’s Support Services Building Denver Health’s Support Services Building Denver Health’s Support Services Building As seen from the Broadway side of the project: Denver Health’s Support Services Building 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 of Fine and Contemporary Art Kirkland Museum of Fine and Contemporary Art Kirkland Museum of Fine and Contemporary Art 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 Le Meridien Hotel Denver AC Hotel Le Meridien Hotel AC Hotel Le Meridien Denver 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 as seen from 15th Street and Arapahoe with 1401 Lawrence making a cameo behind it: 1144 Fifteenth Street 1144 Fifteenth Street 1144 Fifteenth Street 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. Since 1401 Lawrence has reached its full height, here are several photos of this addition to downtown Denver.1401 Lawrence1401 Lawrence1401 Lawrence 1401 Lawrence 1401 Lawrence 1401 Lawrence 1401 Lawrence Justin-398 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 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 Also under construction in the Union Station neighborhood is the mixed-use Union Tower West development at 18th and Wewatta. Union Tower West will rise to 12 floors and 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 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 and will top off at 13 floors. Holland Partner Group is the developer and Davis Partnership Architects designed the structure. Pivot Denver Pivot Denver Along with Pivot Denver in the middle of the below photo, the lot in the foreground is the future site of 1709 Chestnut, a development that will feature a 24-story building and a 12-story building. Between these two structures 500 apartment units and 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space will be constructed. Site prep work is underway on the 1709 Chestnut site.Pivot Denver On the same block as Union Tower West is the construction site of the Ashley Union Station affordable housing project as captured in the below photo. 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 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. Justin-420 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 top out at 12 floors and will be home to 372 apartment units. Alexan Uptown 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 Colorado Health Foundation Work is now underway, and making its first appearance on the Denver construction update is 5280 Senior Housing, 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 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 SkyHouse Denver That concludes this look at the construction projects taking shape in and around downtown Denver. have a great week and thanks for stopping by, Justin
Construction Updates
Cherry Creek construction update
February 23, 2016 at 1:55 pm 0
Here is a look at the progress of the construction projects taking shape in Denver's Cherry Creek neighborhood. During the last Cherry Creek construction update, the finishing touches were being applied to the 250 Columbine condo project. Here are a couple of photos of the finished building. 250 Columbine On the other side of Columbine Street is a 155-room hotel project that is being developed by Sage Hospitality. The hotel will have room for two ground-floor restaurants. This structure is taking shape at 245 Columbine which was once the location of a post office. Sage Hospitality also operates the Crawford Hotel at Denver Union Station. Sage will also operate the hotel that be located in the Dairy Block project that is currently under construction in the LoDo neighborhood of Denver. The Hotel at 245 Columbine has been named Halcyon.   The below photo depicts Halcyon on the left and 250 Columbine on the right. 245 Columbine Halcyon Cherry Creek The Halcyon construction site as viewed from the public parking garage on 2nd Avenue. Cherry Creek construction Below is a photo of the Room & Board retail store that is under construction at 2nd Avenue and Detroit Street. When looking through the window, one can see that interior work continues to take place. Room & Board Cherry Creek At 2nd and Milwaukee an existing structure has been demolished to make room for the construction of a future 200-room hotel. Here is a picture of the site. 2nd and Milwaukee Hotel On the northeast side of Steele Street and 1st Avenue, we see the Coda apartment development. This project topped off in October. The project will include 182 apartment units in this 12-story building. Coda apartments Cherry Creek Coda apartments Cherry Creek Coda apartments Cherry Creek Coda apartments Cherry Creek Work progresses at the construction site of the Alexan Cherry Creek project at Cook Street and 1st Avenue. This project will rise to eight stories and will house 164 apartment units. Trammell Crow is the developer of Alexan Cherry Creek. An additional Alexan project is currently under construction in the Uptown neighborhood of Denver. Alexan Cherry Creek Alexan Cherry Creek The Gables Cherry Creek apartment project at 360 South Monroe Street is now finished. Here are a few photos of the project now that construction is completed. Gables Cherry Creek Gables Cherry Creek Gables Cherry Creek A 15-unit townhome project is under construction at Cedar Street and Harrison Street. This project is titled Terrace South. Units are priced to begin in the mid $600s. Terrace South Cherry Creek That concludes this look at the construction taking place in the Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver.
Construction Updates
RiNo & Five Points construction update
February 16, 2016 at 12:07 am 3
Here is a look at the progress of the projects under construction in Denver's RiNo and Five Points neighborhoods. The first project seen below, is the construction site of 2300 Welton. This affordable housing development will offer 223 units once completed. Humphries Poli Architects designed this structure. 2300 Welton 2300 Welton Just a short distance away at 25th and Welton and also in Denver's Five Points neighborhood is the The Wheatley project. This mixed-use development was designed by Denver-based Craine Architecture. The Wheatley will include 82 apartments with 64 for of those units at market rate, 14 townhomes and 3,800 square-feet of retail space. Palisade Partners is the developer. The Wheatley Five Points Justin-280 Below is a photo of Alloy on Lawrence townhome project at 32nd Street and Lawrence in RiNo. Alloy will include 7 townhomes once completed. Fuse Living is developing this project. Craine Architecture is the firm that designed Alloy on Lawrence. Alloy on Lawrence Also under construction in RiNo is the mixed-use 35th and Larimer project. This development will feature ground-floor space for retail and office use, with two floors of apartments siting above. Humphries Poli Architects designed this project and Littleton Capital Partners is the developer. This project is slated to be completed in June. Signage attached to the construction fence indicates that the project is now titled Link 35. Below are a couple of photos of Link 35 from Larimer Street. Link 35 Denver Link 35 Denver On the 3400 block of Larimer Street we find the construction site of the Larimer Row project. Residents have now moved into the units in the first phase of this project; phase 2 of Larimer row is now under construction. This project was designed by EVstudio and is being built by BLVD builders—both of which are Denver based. Larimer Row Denver Over at 32nd Street and Blake is the Factory Flats development that will feature 24 for-sale condo units. The units will be powered by solar panels and will range in size between 1,188 to 1,456 square feet. Ground floor space for retail or office use has been incorporated into this development. Factory Flats Denver At 30th and Blake Street is the Backyard on Blake mixed-use development that includes office, retail, and residential components. Backyard on Blake RiNo The below photo points towards the residential portion of Backyard on Blake that will include 14 townhomes. Colorado-based Invent Development Partners is the developer and Denver-based Sprocket Design-Build is the architect and general contractor of this construction project. Backyard on Blake RiNo At 31st and Brighton Boulevard progress can be seen on the mixed-use development that is under construction. Here are couple photos of the project from Brighton Boulevard. 31st and Brighton Boulevard 31st and Brighton Boulevard Just a short distance away and also located on Brighton Boulevard is The Source Hotel. Dynia Architects designed the hotel and. Zeppelin Development is the developer.  The hotel is taking shape adjacent to The Source marketplace. The Source Hotel RiNo The Freight Residences at the TAXI campus are just about complete. This project was also designed by Dynia Architects and is being developed by Zeppelin Development. Freight Residences RiNo Freight Residences TAXI Freight Residences RiNo At 2980 Brighton Boulevard is the site of a 362-unit apartment project. Mill Creek is the developer and The Mulhern Group is the architecture firm that designed this development. 2980 Brighton Boulevard The final project we will look at is the Crossing at Denargo Market– a five-story project that will house 321 apartment units. This development is located on the edge of RiNo and Denver's Ballpark neighborhood. Crossing at Denargo Market Crossing at Denargo Market On a side note, here is photograph of the Denver skyline that I took on Saturday evening from Barnum Park. Denver Skyline Barnum Park