The first phase of a project set to go up in Denver’s Lower Downtown District has won the tentative approval of a city review board.
The Lower Downtown Design Review Board is tasked with both preserving and enhancing structures within Denver’s lower downtown historic district.
The proposed hotel in question is an infill project in the 1600 block of Blake Street.
The site was once the home to three separate buildings, ranging in size from 37 feet in height to 70 feet. All three of those structures were demolished more than 40 years ago.
The site has in recent years been used as a parking lot.
The project is being designed by Shears Adkins Rockmore Architects of Denver for the Newport Beach, California-based T2 Hospitality.
As proposed, the new building will have a height of nearly 84 feet for a total of eight floors with some restaurant and retail space.
According to the board’s records, the project may also include “rooftop deck elements, including planters and a metal awning trellis.”
The façade design of the structure, meanwhile, will include “vertical elements and other architectural features that have been inspired by the district context.”
An exact construction schedule for the new hotel has not been announced.
By Garry Boulard
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