The Denver skyline is experiencing an unprecedented level of new construction not seen in more than 30 years. Poised to change the Denver skyline more in the next 7 years than ever before. Nestled at the foot of the Rockies, Denver hosts lots of charming neighborhoods, a burgeoning economy, and first-class access to rugged mountain adventures. As more and more people choose to put down roots in the Mile-High City, developers have taken on the urban infill challenge with gusto in recent years!
1. Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences Denver – Central Business District
Year Built: 2010
Replacing a surface parking lot at 1111 14th St., Denver’s own Teatro Tower LLC introduced the luxury Four Seasons Hotel, a 565-foot mixed-use skyscraper. 239 guest rooms and suites occupy the first 16 floors along with hotel facilities such as a full-service spa, a rooftop pool, and approx. 16,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. Sitting atop the hotel’s 239 guest rooms, the 102 Four Seasons Private Residences offer spectacular, unimpeded views of the Rocky Mountains. The residences were the most expensive real estate project ever undertaken in downtown with a total cost of the building estimated at $350 million.
2. Spire – Central Business District
Year Built: 2009
Developed by the Nichols Partnership, Spire‘s 42 stories rise 478 feet, at 891 14th St. This mixed-use building features 493 residences in a variety of one, two, and three-bedroom, LEED-Certified floor plans; 9,000 square feet of retail space; and 602 parking spaces in an 8-story parking podium.
3. Embassy Suites Denver Downtown Convention Center – Central Business District
Year Built: 2010
Marking the debut of the brand’s 50,000th suite across the Americas, the 17-story, LEED Silver certified Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center at 1420 Stout St. features 403 two-room suites. Amenities include an indoor saline pool, a 24-hour fitness facility, 14 flexible meeting rooms, a business center, and two full-service restaurants.
4. 1900 Sixteenth, DaVita World Headquarters, Triangle Building – Union Station – LoDo
The skyline of the Union Station – LoDo neighborhoods has completely transformed over the last few years, featuring an abundance of new office, residential, hotel, parking, and retail space.
Year Built: 2009, 2012, and 2015
Looking at the photo, the 17-story tower in the center is Trammell Crow’s LEED Gold-Certified mixed-use building: 1900 Sixteenth. The building incorporates 400,539 square feet of Class A office space, 8,770 square feet of ground floor retail and restaurant space, and a 1,200-space parking garage. The developer has plans to add 7 stories of apartments to the project, to be located directly above the parking structure. Dubbed Millennium Bridge Apartments, the new 13-story building will add 158 units to the area.
One of the first projects to kick off Trammell Crow’s redevelopment of Union Station was the 15 story DaVita World Headquarters at 2000 16th St. (blue building on the right). It was the first private sector build-to-suit project in downtown Denver since the mid-1980s and features 270,000 square feet of Class A, LEED Gold-certified office space. The design reflects DaVita’s commitment to healthy living with an abundance of green space and recreational facilities including the largest rooftop terrace in downtown Denver.
Joining its neighbors as the third Class A office building at Union Station, the 10 story-Triangle Building developed by East West Partners at 1550 Wewatta St. (on the left) is a LEED Gold-Certified, 200,000+-square-foot building offering 10,000 square feet of street level retail space and two floors of underground parking.
5. Cadence, Platform at Union Station, DaVita – Union Station – LoDo
Year built: 2014
Developed by Zocalo Community Development Inc. and recently sold to Invesco Real Estate for $70 million, the 13 story-Cadence at 1920 17th St. (in the middle of the photo) lies at the heart of the Union Station redevelopment project. Its 219 LEED Gold-certified luxury apartments come in a variety of studio, one-, and two-bedroom floor plans.
The Platform at Union Station at 1650 Wewatta St. (on the left) is a 21-story, 288-unit LEED Gold-certified luxury apartment building developed by Holland Partners next to the commuter rail station. Previously mentioned, the DaVita can be seen on the right.