Location: Zuni Street, between 14th Street and Lower Colfax Avenue
Anchored along banks of the Platte River, STEAM on the Platte is a 3.2 acre mixed-use community that spurs innovation, energy and collaboration. Located in the Sun Valley neighborhood, STEAM offers a convenient downtown location with premier access to two light rail stops, the Platte River Bike Trail, the Broncos Stadium and the future Meow Wolf Denver. STEAM draws upon its rich industrial history and connection to the natural environment with over 400 feet of river frontage. The first phase includes the conversion of the 100-year-old rag-baling warehouse into creative office space for tech companies, social enterprises, and other innovative businesses. The first phase also features the renovation of a 6,000 square foot bow truss building into Raices Brewery, a Latino owned craft brewery focused on community, culture and cerveza. Future phases will include the addition of new office and residential buildings.
Project Type: Mixed-use community, adaptive reuse of historic warehouse and bow truss building into creative office and brewery space, new construction of commercial and residential space.
Project Team: STEAM is being co-developed by Urban Ventures, LLC and White Construction Group.
Project Size: 3.2 Acres
Market Status: Active
Architects: Tres Birds Workshop, Chord Design Studio
Contractors: White Construction Group
Completed in 2017, Phase 1 includes the conversion of a 65,000 sq ft warehouse into creative office space with a courtyard leading to the river’s edge with views of the unique intersection of the Platte River and Lakewood Gulch trails. The first phase also features the adaptive reuse of a 6,000 sq ft bow truss building into Raices Brewery, completed in 2019. Future phases will include the addition of new commercial offices and residential space.
In the late 1880’s, the site was comprised of 24 residences inhabited by early Russian Jewish immigrants who settled on the west side of Denver. Throughout the years, the site was teeming with energy from a variety of industrial users including the Johnson and Bremner Soap Factory, a tannery, the Zera Abraham Congregation and a rag baling facility. While manufacturing processes continued through the mid-1900’s, much of the site was abandoned thirty years ago. In 2014, Urban Ventures and White Construction Group purchased the property with the vision of catalyzing a new vibrant community by breathing new life into a forgotten corridor while embracing the site’s dynamic industrial history.