Location: Zuni Street, between 14th Street and Lower Colfax Avenue
Anchored along banks of the Platte River, STEAM on the Platte is Denver’s undiscovered gem and will be the newest mixed-use community that spurs innovation, energy and collaboration. STEAM draws upon its rich industrial history and connection to the natural environment and downtown. STEAM builds off the momentum of Denver’s progressive culture, and is the next neighborhood for Denver’s enterprising leaders and creative pioneers.
Project Type: Mixed-use community, adaptive reuse of historic warehouse and bow string building into creative office and restaurant space, new construction of commercial and residential space.
Project Team: STEAM is being co-developed by Urban Ventures, LLC and White Construction Group. NIMBL has signed on as the anchor tenant for the warehouse building.
Project Size: 3.2 acres
Market Status: Active
Architects: tres birds workshop
Contractors: White Construction Group
Phase I involves the conversion of an existing 65,000 square feet industrial warehouse and the creation of a courtyard that connects to the River’s edge. Neglected for decades, the three-story warehouse is one of the largest remaining exposed brick and timber structures available for redevelopment. The warehouse will be converted into workspace for tech companies and creative businesses. In addition an existing building with a bowstring roof will feature a restaurant facing the Platte River. Phase I will begin by the end of 2015 and will be complete in 2nd Quarter 2017.
Future Phases will include additional commercial offices and residential space.
Unique characteristics: STEAM will breathe new life into a forgotten corridor while embracing the site’s vibrant industrial history. From the late 1800’s the site was teeming with energy from a variety of industrial users including the Johnson and Bremer Soap Factory, a rag baling facility, and a ceremonial bathhouse. While manufacturing processes continued through the mid 1900’s, much of the site was abandoned over thirty years ago. One of the few properties ripe for redevelopment along the Platte River, the 3.2 acre site will be transformed into unique office space with restaurants and residential space and will become the next vital Denver neighborhood.