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Construction Updates
May construction update
May 8, 2015 at 2:05 am 9
After returning from my trip to Seattle and Vancouver, the first thing I wanted to do was take a look at the progress of the construction projects in and around downtown Denver. This is Denver Urban Review's most epic construction update thus far. Speer Boulevard Apartments Photographed above is the Speer Boulevard apartments.  This project is located at 6th Avenue and Speer. Once completed this structure will be 6 floors. 7th and Sherman Below grade work takes place at the site of the 7th and Sherman apartments. Moto Apartment The MOTO apartments (above) at 8th Avenue and Sherman Street has reached its full height in Denver's Capitol Hill neighborhood. A coffee shop and a barber shop are slated to occupy ground floor retail space in this structure. 8th and Broadway apartments Pictured above is the apartment project that sits between Broadway and Lincoln at 8th Avenue. This project has reached its full height. Joule Denver The Joule apartment project (above) is located in Denver's Golden Triangle neighborhood at Speer Boulevard and Cherokee Street. Alexan Uptown Once completed the Alexan Uptown project (above) at Logan and 19th Avenue will feature 372 apartments units in a 12-story building. Work is now taking place on the parking structure upon which the apartment units will reside. Below is a photo of the Skyhouse Denver apartment project that is set to rise at Broadway and 18th Street. Once completed Skyhouse Denver will rise to 26-stories. SkyHouse Denver   Z Block Work continues on the Z Block project in Lower Downtown Denver. The recent rains combined with the construction sites around town have helped to create an abundance of short-lived ponds. Kimpton Hotel Denver The construction site in the picture above is set to become the home a Kimpton Hotel as well as a boutique office space. Also shown on the left hand side of the photo os the Triangle building which in nearing completion. The Triangle building will become the new home of Liberty Global. 1601 Wewatta Exterior work on 1601 Wewatta nears completion in Denver's Union Station neighborhood. 17W The 17W (above) site is a very active construction site these days. Somebody better lock that gate before any construction nerds begin to wonder in. IMG_5729 Currently the construction site of the 34-story Confluence luxury apartment project at 15th and Little Raven is a muddy place to work. IMG_5753 Work is now taking place on the 4th floor of the 1401 Lawrence office project. Once completed this project will reach 22 floors. Hyatt Place Hyatt House Pictured above is the dual brand Hyatt House/Hyatt Place hotel at 14th Street and Glenarm Place. All photos were taken May 6th.
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Construction Updates
Denver construction update March 2015
March 10, 2015 at 12:00 am 0
  Excavation work is underway at the 17W site. 17W is now under construction at 17th Street and Wewatta. The project will be apartments and a Whole Foods is slated to occupy the first floor. Alta City house March 2015. Alta City House located at 19th Street and Chestnut is nearing completion as an RTD bus passes by. Elan Union Station March 2015. A King Soopers will be opening on the first floor of the Elan Union Station apartment project at 19th Street and Chestnut Place. Denver's Union Station neighborhood March 2015. The above photo looks down Chestnut Place towards the southwest. The structure that sits on the righthand side of the photo was utilized as self storage building and is slated for demolition to make way for the planned 12-story Hilton Garden Inn. The structure on the lefthand side of the photo is northeast side of the Elan Union Station apartment project where the new King Soopers will be located. The 13-story building in the middle of the picture is the Cadence Union Station apartments. The crane is with the 1601 Wewatta office project that recently topped off at 10-stories. 1601 Wewatta March 2015. A crane delivers glass to the 1601 Wewatta office project that was developed by Hines. The glass has been stored in crates on an adjacent lot that is planned to become an 18-story office tower at the corner of 16th Street and Chestnut Place. 1601 Wewatta March 2015. Photo of 1601 Wewatta looking southeast down the 16th Street Mall in the above photo. Millennium Bridge March 2015. Denver's Millennium bridge is one of three pedestrian bridges that connects downtown Denver with the Highlands. The Millennium bridge allows RTD light rail vehicles to safely pass under the bridge while pedestrians stroll above. The Confluence luxury apartments March 2015. The Confluence, a 34-story luxury apartment building is under construction and if you are wondering where the name for this development came from, it is because this tower will rise adjacent to the confluence of the Platte River and Cherry Creek. This project will feature underground parking. Excavation work is underway, but a lot of work will take place before the above grade work begins. Triangle Building March 2015. The open space between the Triangle building and the Environmental Protection Agency building (pictured on the righthand side of the photo) is where a cycling station will be located. Currently construction materials are located in the space. This space is actually the right of way for Wewatta Street. A deal was made between the City of Denver and the Triangle Building's developer East West Partners where underground parking for the building would be constructed underneath the Wewatta Street right of way as long as the developer placed a bike station on top of it. This was important because of the unusual triangular shape of the property. Triangular lots do not lend themselves to being ideal for underground parking structures. Liberty Global recently announced it will be leasing the top three floors of the Triangle Building. 1401 Lawrence March 2015. Above grade work is taking place on the 22-story 1401 Lawrence office project.National law firm Polsinelli has signed a 15-year lease to become the signature tenant of the building. 1401 Lawrence will have an outdoor space located on the 9th floor for its tenants.The dual brand Hyatt House Hyatt Place hotel March 2015. The dual brand Hyatt House Hyatt Place hotel March 2015. The dual brand Hyatt House and Hyatt Place hotel has topped off at 21-stories in the above photo. SkyHouse Denver March 2015. The 26-story SkyHouse Denver apartment project is underway at 18th Street and Broadway. Downtown Denver looking towards the northwest March 2015. A photo looking northwest towards Denver's LoDo and Union Station neighborhoods. All of the prominent building on the horizon have been constructed this century starting with the Glass House residential towers on the far right of the photo. The next building to the left is the 21-story Platform at Union Station apartments and to the left of that is the 19-story office building- 1900 16th Street. The photos in this set were all taken in March of 2015 by Denver Urban Review.
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Project Announcements
Downtown Denver residential high-rise breaks ground
February 17, 2015 at 5:49 pm 4
SkyHouse Denver ground breaking. Feb. 17, 2015

SkyHouse Denver ground breaking. Feb. 17, 2015

Simpson Housing, Novare Group, and Batson-Cook Development Company broke ground today on a 26-story luxury residential high-rise tower on the corner of Broadway and 18th Avenue in downtown Denver. SkyHouse Denver is a mixed-use project featuring 354 apartment homes ranging from studio to two-bedrooms and 6,900 square feet of street-level retail space. The signature SkyHouse on the top floor of the building includes a club room, swimming pool and fitness center. The structure will also include vehicle charging stations and a dog walk with a dog washing station. The building is targeting millennials who are choosing to live in urban centers close to public transportation, employment centers and entertainment venues.
Rendering of the SkyHouse Denver residential high-rise  at 18th and Broadway.

Rendering of the SkyHouse Denver residential high-rise at 18th and Broadway. Image courtesy Novare Group.

“We are excited to be working with Simpson Housing and Batson-Cook Development Company to add SkyHouse Denver to the fabric of downtown,” said Jim Borders, President and CEO, Novare Group. “Denver has tremendous momentum including a strong economy and burgeoning downtown residential market. The Mile High City has been on our radar for several years, and we are thrilled to have an excellent location that fits perfectly with what our residents want.”
Jim Borders, President and CEO, Novare Group addresses the crowd at the SkyHouse Denver ground breaking Feb. 17, 2015

Jim Borders, President and CEO, Novare Group addresses the crowd at the SkyHouse Denver ground breaking Feb. 17, 2015

JP Morgan and US Bank are providing construction financing for the project, and Simpson Housing, Batson-Cook Development Company, and NGI Investments, LLC, led by Jim Borders, and are providing equity. Batson-Cook Construction and Swinerton Builders are the general contractors. The building is designed by Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart and Associates. The apartment homes will all have:
  • Nine foot ceilings with floor to ceiling glass
  • Quartz countertops
  • Hardwood floors
  • Stainless steel appliances and porcelain tile
Longtime Denver residents will recall the SkyHouse Denver site was home to the Cosmopolitan Hotel that was imploded in 1984. The site has served as parking lot for the last 30 years. SkyHouse Denver is the 14th SkyHouse-branded apartment community in the United States following projects in Dallas, Houston, Austin, Atlanta, Tampa, Orlando, Charlotte and Raleigh. The sustainable building is being built to Energy Star standards. It is expected to be delivered in mid 2016.
Members of the SkyHouse Denver development team and the City of Denver stand poised to break ground.

Members of the SkyHouse Denver development team and the City of Denver stand poised to break ground.

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