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Fully Leased 16 Chestnut Building Now Complete

DENVER – East West Partners’ iconic Union Station office project 16 Chestnut has reached completion and is fully leased.

Anchor tenant DaVita Inc., a leading provider of kidney care services, occupies approximately 345,000 square feet – including their own entrance and lobby – and is an expansion of the company’s current headquarters located across the street.

“As co-master developers of Union Station transit hub and active developers in the neighborhood, we’ve long been committed to bringing unique projects to this community,” said Amy Cara, managing partner of East West Partners – Denver. “With its 19-story glass curtain wall and the unique design that provides the feel of two buildings, 16 Chestnut will be an eye-catching, iconic structure that completes the area immediately surrounding the Millennium Bridge, the gateway to Union Station and Downtown Denver.”

Designed by Gensler, the $190 million, 250-foot-tall, 430,000-square-foot 16 Chestnut broke ground in June 2016. The design of the building balances a streamlined curtain wall glass volume with a rusticated precast base as a way to address the ground plane of urban environment. The building has two primary lobbies, to serve each of the two tenants. It has no true “back,” as the 16th Street mall shuttle and light rail arrive to the West and pedestrians walk past every face.

“We are very excited about the completion of 16 Chestnut.  We feel it is a building that is rooted in its context at the terminus of the 16th Street Mall and as a gateway building to a significant pedestrian entrance / exit into Downtown,” said Jon Gambrill, managing director and principal, Gensler. “The articulated concrete base is a modern interpretation that relates back to the historic stone rustication found in many of Denver’s historic buildings.  The elegant glass curtain wall above provides a simple yet sophisticated balance to the rustic base while maximizing views for the office tenants.”

16 Chestnut is set to achieve LEED Platinum certification for its environmentally friendly design and operations including solar power, efficient lighting strategies, energy star appliances, use of recycled materials indoor air quality management to ensure high quality air for tenants and a 12th floor roof terrace that incorporates local and drought tolerant plantings.

Anchor tenant DaVita began moving its first teammates in to 16 Chestnut in late September.

“Expanding our headquarters into this new space will be great for our teammates as we continue to grow,” said Kent Thiry, chairman and CEO of DaVita. “This space is eco-conscious with on-site solar, water saving features and we are striving for the highest level of LEED certification.”

Photo courtesy of East West Partners

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