Our Neighborhood is Going Skyward

CAP Management is headquartered in Denver’s Central Business District. Any glance out of our windows makes one thing certain: our neighborhood is going skyward.

Currently there are two towers, of separate projects completely, under construction a block away from our office. When noticing the construction cranes, you might think that these towers are to be residential given the incredible population growth Denver has been experiencing. Perhaps they are luxury apartments like those under construction at Skyhouse Denver (Broadway and E. 18th Avenue) or at The Confluence (15th Street and Little Raven Street). Perhaps they are condominiums towers. After all, the Central Business District hasn’t seen new HOA construction in quite some time. As it turns out, neither of them are residential. Rather, they will expand the amount of Downtown office space – significantly. Here is a closer look at each:

1144 15th Street

Image of Highrise Buildings

This is the big one. At 40 stories, it is the tallest structure being built during the construction boom of the last five years. It will be the fifth tallest building in the Front Range metropolitan corridor once it is completed. Standing directly adjacent to the Four Seasons tower (the fourth tallest, and tallest residential), its presence will dramatically densify the urban environment of this portion of downtown, which currently has a blend of building heights. Some say it will actually be the fourth tallest in Denver, if you ignore the spire on top of the Four Seasons. Take a look at the photo below. 1144 15th Street is to the left, the Four Seasons is to the right, and the CU College of Architecture and Planning is to the right of that (“home” to some of our own). Image courtesy of Hines.

Downtown Building

Class AA office space is under construction at the corner of Lawrence Street and 14th Street in downtown Denver. This project is literally the next block over from 1144 15th Street! Lots of noise, dust and crane activity for now, but when these projects are complete, the city skyline will be very different. 1401 Lawrence Street will not be as tall as its neighbor at a lesser 22 stories. In a pro-urban move, all of the parking needed for the structure will be contained within its walls – all the way up to the eight floor! Here is a look at that tower (photo credit Newmark Grubb Knight Frank):

Thanks for the read! Hopefully soon we can be writing about new high-rise HOAs under construction.