Denver LoDo Welcomes Z Block Mixed-Use Development

Grand American Inc. and Loveland-based McWhinney Real Estate Services recently broke ground on Z Block, a new mixed-use development in Denver’s popular LoDo neighborhood.

Grand American Inc., McWhinney Real Estate Services and Sage Hospitality recently broke ground on Z Block, a new mixed-use development in Denver’s popular LoDo neighborhood. A groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Mayor Michael Hancock and other city officials on May 11th at 1800 Wazee St., the Denver Business Journal reported.

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Located in the city’s historic Windsor Dairy Block between 18th and 19th streets, Z Block will incorporate about 250,000 square feet of office space, 61,000 square feet of retail, a 394-space underground parking garage, as well as a 172-key hotel managed by Sage Hospitality. Shears Adkins & Rockmore Architects handled the design work on the project, which is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2016. San Francisco-based Prologis is the first tenant to sign up and will occupy the top two floors of the six-story building, according to the Denver Business Journal.

The upscale Z Block development will offer tenants easy access to mass transit – including the Downtown Denver Free Metro Ride -, Coors Field and the newly renovated Union Station. The project will incorporate flexible floor plates, full-height glass, outdoor terraces on each floor, rooftop terrace with mountain views, fitness center, and state-of-the-art conference facilities. Upon completion, Z Block is expected to earn LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Rendering courtesy of McWhinney and Shears Adkins Rockmore Architects