Here’s how a new mixed-use building along the Cherry Creek Trail will look

A new mixed-use building at 14th and Wynkoop moved closer to approval this week.

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A new mixed-use building at 14th and Wynkoop moved closer to approval this week.

A staff report from the Lower Downtown Design Review Board recommended to approve, with some conditions, Unico’s 1420 Wazee. Read on to see a before and after slider. 


Images via Denver government; after illustration by Kevin Beaty

If that looks big to you, yes, the proposed eight-story building is 85 feet high, with an extra 14 feet for a penthouse. Here’s how that compares to its surroundings, per the presentation submitted to LDDRB:

From page 17 of the LDDRB's staff report. (Denver Government)
From page 17 of the LDDRB’s staff report. (Denver Government)

The building will have retail space, office space, and, according to BusinessDen, 40 residential units.

As currently envisioned, the residents get a catering kitchen, outdoor dining area and fire pit on their roof. I am jealous.

“Wait, what about that conditional approval thing?” you say. Well, the three conditions that stand between reality and this building are:

  • “That the corner column at the ground floor on Wazee Street be replaced with a rectilinear pier in plane with the glazing above;”
  • “That the storefront and garage/loading doors at the ground floor on Wazee Street be recessed no more than 5’-0” from the building façade;”
  • “and That the projecting balconies on the south elevation be inset balconies.”

The project will go before the board on October 13.