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5/31/15 - About a month ago Portman Holdings of Atlanta started construction on the Union Tower West project at 1801 Wewatta Street in the Central Platte Valley. The $100 million project will be 12 stories in height and include a Hotel Indigo and 100,000 square feet of office space. Here are some new renderings of the project showing an aerial view looking to towards the northwest (top), an aerial view towards the southeast (middle), and a ground level view towards the northeast (bottom):



4/21/15 - Two new projects are in the planning stages for the Welton Street corridor northeast of downtown. Both project are being developed by a partnership of Palisade Partners and the Confluence Companies, both of Denver.

The first is 2560 Welton, a mixed-use apartment project with 130 units. The 8 story structure will also include two floors of below grade parking, 9,300 square feet of ground floor retail and 15,400 square feet of second level office space. The building is being designed by Shears Adkins + Rockmore, and Craine Architecture, both of Denver. Here is a rendering of the project:


The second project is a mixed-use building incorporating the historic Rossonian Hotel at 2650 Welton Street. The 8 story project will include approximately 105 hotel rooms on the first 4 floors, approximately 56,000 square feet of office space on the top 4 floors, 12,000 square feet of ground floor retail, and 2 floors of below grade parking. Shears Adkins + Rockmore is the project architect. Here are a few renderings of the project:


Both projects should start construction in early 2016, with completions planned for mid-2017.

4/10/15 - A couple new projects are planned for the Central Platte Valley.

The first is a two building apartment community by Shorenstein Properties of San Francisco. The project at 1709 Chestnut Street is proposed to contain a total of 510 units in 12 and 24 story buildings. The project will also include approximately 16,000 square feet of ground floor retail. Parking would be located on three below grade and two above grade levels. The height of the tallest building would be 265 feet. The project architect is Shears Adkins + Rockmore of Denver. Construction is proposed to begin in late 2015, with completion in early 2018. Here are a couple of renderings:


The second project is an apartment community in the Riverfront Park neighborhood by AMLI Residential of Chicago. Riverfront Green at 18th and Little Raven Streets is proposed to contain 305 units in 5 and 7 story buildings. The 5 story building is intended to reflect the townhomes that exist along Little Raven in the area. The project will include structured parking and rooftop amenities. The project architect in PBA Studios of Denver. Construction in planned to start in late 2015, with a late 2017 completion. Here is a rendering:



4/8/15 - Lynd Real Estate of San Antonio - the developer currently building the 16 story apartment building at 10th Avenue and Speer Boulevard in the Golden Triangle - is proposing to also construct a 277 unit project as part of the Industry development in the River North neighborhood. The 8 story building planned for approximately 3063 Brighton Boulevard would include three levels of structured parking and rooftop amenities. The project architect is Valerio Dewalt Train Associates of Chicago. The project is planned to start construction in late 2015, with completion in early 2017. Here is a rendering:



3/28/15 - Focus Property Group of Denver has proposed construction of a new 214 room Hilton Garden Inn at the intersection of 20th and Chestnut Streets in the Union Station neighborhood. The 12 story building will also incorporate the historic Denver Fire House #1 that currently occupies a portion of the site. The fire house will be utilized for one of the hotel restaurants. The hotel will also feature a rooftop bar and patio. The project architect is JG Johnson of Denver. The start of construction is proposed for fall of 2015, with completion in late 2016. Here are a couple of renderings:



3/16/15 - Mill Creek Residential Trust is planning the construction of a new 360 unit, 6 story apartment project at 28th Street and Brighton Boulevard. The Modera River North development will include structured parking and ground floor amenities. The project architect is The Mulhern Group of Denver. Construction is planned to start in late 2015, with completion in 2017. Here is a rendering:



3/11/15 - Red Peak Properties of Denver recently cleared a site at the northwest corner of 7th Avenue and Sherman Street for the development of a new apartment project. The 8 story project will include 105 units, structured parking and ground floor amenities. The project architect is Craine Architecture of Denver. Construction should begin within the next couple of months, with completion planned for late 2016. Here is a rendering:



3/6/15 - The Broe Company of Denver recently submitted building permit applications for the development of two new towers in the Country Club Gardens apartment project after receiving approval from the City's Landmark Preservation Commission. The 30 story tower, first reported in the 8/13/14 post below, have been designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) Architects of Chicago. The building massing has remained the same since the previous post, however, the exterior materials have been revised to better reflect the architectural character of the low rise apartment buildings that are also part of the Country Club Gardens project. Construction is planned to start during the summer of this year, with completion in 2017. Here are a couple of renderings showing the revised architecture:



1/20/15 - Southern Land Company of Franklin,Tennessee recently began demolition of the old United Way of Denver headquarters at 18th and Central Streets in the Lower Highland neighborhood to make way for a new apartment communty. The yet to be named project will include 271 units and 9,300 square feet of retail in two 5 story buildings. Structured parking for residents will also be provided. The project is planned for completion in late 2016. Here is a rendering:



1/14/15 - Sagebrush Companies of Denver will soon begin construction of a 117 unit luxury apartment project adjacent to Viking Park on West 29th Avenue and Eliot Street in the Jefferson Park Neighborhood. The 8 story building will include structured parking and rooftop amenities including a pool and gym facilities. The architect and general contractor is the Beck Group of Dallas. Here is a rendering of the project:



12/30/14 - East/West Partners is planning the development of a 19 story luxury condominium building at 17th and Wewatta Streets in the Union Station neighborhood. The Coloradan will include some ground floor retail adjacent to 17th Street, three floors of structured parking and amenities on the 4th floor. Construction is proposed to start in 2015, with completion in 2017. Here are a couple of renderings courtesy of GE Johnson Construction:



12/26/14 - Here are a couple of updates regarding new projects downtown:

White Lodging of Indianapolis is planning a new dual brand hotel at 15th and California Streets. The 20 story, 480 room hotel will be split between the Le Meridien and AC brands. The hotel will also include 12,500 square feet of meeting space, ground floor hotel amenities, and a rooftop lounge and pool. The architect of record for the project is HKS of Dallas. Construction should begin in mid-2015, with completion in 2017. Here are a couple of renderings:


Integral Development of Atlanta will be developing a 105 unit affordable housing project in the Union Station neighborhood at 18th and Chestnut Streets. The 4 story building will include ground floor resident amenities, structured parking, and rooftop areas. The project architect is RNL of Denver. Construction is proposed to start in 2015 with completion in late 2016. Here is a rendering:



10/16/14 - A month or so ago, the Hanover Company of Houston began construction of a new apartment project at Speer Boulevard and Grant Street. The 6 story building, to be known as the Speer Boulevard Apartments, will include 221 units and 309 parking spaces in a two level parking structure. The building will be built to the full frontages along all three streets surrounding the site. The project is planned for completion in late 2015. Here is a set of building elevations and a recent construction photo:

9/5/14 - In April of this year Portman Holdings of Atlanta annouced plans to construct a hotel and office building in the Union Station neighborhood at 1801 Wewatta. Today, the company released the final design for the $100 million project, known as Union Tower West. The 12 story building will contain ground floor hotel amenities, three floors of parking, four floors with 180 hotel rooms and four floors with 100,000 square feet of office space. The project architect is John Portman and Associates of Atlanta. The contractor will be Hensel Phelps. Construction is planned to begin later this year or early in 2015. Here is a rendering of the final design:



8/26/14 - Shea Properties is planning a 198 unit apartment complex near City Park in Denver. The 5 story project will be located between 17th and 18th Avenues on the west side of York Street. The project is designed to appear like three separate buildings above a one story parking and residential podium. The project architect is Oz Architecture of Denver. Construction is proposed to begin in the spring of 2015. Here are a couple of renderings of the project:



8/13/14 - The Broe Group of Denver is moving forward on development of two additional apartment towers as part of the Country Club Gardens community near the intersection of Downing Street and Elsworth Avenue in south central Denver. The project involves demolition of two of the existing garden style apartment buildings in exchange for preserving seven other historic buildings on the site constructed in 1940. The plan was originally approved through a development agreement with the City in 2001. Replacing the two demolished buildings will be two 30 story towers containing a total of 533 apartment units and several floors of structured parking, which will be screen by several of the remaining historic buildings and landscaping. The buildings will be mirror images of one another and top out at 322 feet in height. The architect for the project is Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) of Chicago. The project is set to begin construction in early 2015, with completion in late 2016. Here are the preliminary renderings of the project showing the north and south sides of the buildings:



8/2/14 - The Integral Group of Atlanta recently announced the development of a new apartment project in the Golden Triangle neighborhood. The Eviva Cherokee project, to be located at 1250 Cherokee Street, will be 18 stories and include 274 units and structured parking. The project architect is the Beck Group of Dallas. Construction is proposed to begin in late 2014, with an early 2016 completion. Here is a rendering of the project:



7/15/14 - Trammell Crow Residential is planning a new apartment project in the Cherry Creek East neighborhood. The Alexan Cherry Creek development will be located south of 1st Avenue on the west side of Cook Street on a site currently occupied by a two story parking structure used by an existing office building facing 1st Avenue. The 8 story, 186 unit project will replace the parking structure with 5 stories of parking, with 3 floors below grade and two above. The project architect is Shears Adkins and Rockmore of Denver. Construction is proposed to begin in early 2015. Here are a few renderings:



6/12/14 - Holland Partner Group of Vancouver, Washington is planning a second large apartment project in the Union Station neighborhood. The Platform apartment currently under construction by Holland is located across Wewatta Street from the current proposal. This development, known as Seventeen W, will be located on an entire block bounded by 17th, 18th, Wewatta, and Chestnut Streets. The project will include 640 apartment units in three towers extending above a 3 story podium that includes two floors of parking and 70,000 square feet of retail space. The overall project will be 13 stories and 155 feet in height. The project architect is The Eisen Group of Washington D.C. The project is currently under review by the City. Construction is proposed to start in mid 2015:



6/10/14 - The Novare Group of Atlanta is proposing to develop a 25 story apartment building in downtown. The Skyhouse Denver project is planned on the south side of 18th Avenue between Broadway and Lincoln Street. The 354 unit building will front on Broadway, with an associated 6 story parking structure located adjacent to Lincoln. Both of the buildings will include ground floor retail space. The apartment building will also include a rooftop pool and sundeck. The project recently went out to bid and is planned to start construction late this year, with completion in early 2016. The project architect is Smallwood Reynolds Stewart Stewart of Atlanta. Here are some renderings of the project:



6/4/14 - Palisade Partners recently submitted a building permit to the City of Denver for the construction of a mixed-use project in the Five Points area at 25th and Welton Streets. The project will include 82 apartments and 3,500 square feet of retail in a 5-story building, and 14 townhomes. Below grade parking will also be provided. Craine Architecture designed the project. Construction should start this summer, with completion in 2015. Here are a couple of renderings of the project:



5/27/14 - Hines, an international real estate development company, is proposing to develop a new 600,000 square foot office tower in downtown on 15th Street between Arapahoe and Lawrence Streets. The 40 story, 590 foot tall building, currently named 1144 Fifteenth Street, will be the tallest office building constructed in downtown since 1985 when 1999 Broadway was completed. The tower will include office space above a 900 space parking structure. A rooftop outdoor area will also be provided above the parking facility. This will be the second official attempt by Hines to develop an office building at this location. The first proposal was announced in 2000 and was a 42 story, 670,000 square foot tower. Hines is currently developing the 1601 Wewatta building, and completed the 1515 Wynkoop building in 2009. The architect for the new proposal is Pickard Chilton. The tower in planned to be complete in 2017. Here is a rendering:



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