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.

Z Block

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.

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