Joule Denver / 1000 Speer
The Joule Denver residential tower, located at the intersection of Cherokee Street, 10th Avenue and Speer Boulevard, marks a prominent gateway to Denver’s Golden Triangle Arts District. In keeping with the high standard of urban architecture employed on recent projects in the District, this 16-story building reflects a blend of modern design with traditional Denver architectural materials. Also in keeping with the region’s emphasis on sustainability, the project is seeking LEED certification.
The Joule Denver, also known as 1000 Speer, provides 224 for-rent apartments, ranging from efficient studios to larger three-bedroom units. It also includes townhouse-style units with individual entries on Cherokee Street. A parking garage, which is screened from view from the exterior, provides approximately 270 secure parking spaces on six levels as well as electric vehicle charging stations. Direct access into lobby spaces from all levels of the garage is provided for residents.
The rich layers of pedestrian, public, and semi-private spaces around the building’s perimeter help to activate the immediate streetscape. The project includes a small park to the south of the building, at the intersection of Speer and Cherokee. This area is a public space, accessible to building residents as well as the public, and will be enriched with public art, to express the unique character of the neighborhood. The Joule Denver also is conveniently located along Cherry Creek and its fitness trail.
The outdoor amenity space includes an infinity pool overlooking the Rocky Mountains. Along the deck of the pool, cabanas, fire pit, outdoor grilling stations and a virtual golf simulator allow residents to take advantage of inviting weather. Other amenities include an adjacent clubhouse lounge with multiple TVs that also affords a view, a state-of-the-art fitness center equipped with Matrix and a bicycle storage and maintenance room as well as a dog grooming room.
Inside, a concierge service is available to residents, as is a conference room with a TV and teleconferencing capabilities. A coffee bar is another building-wide feature as is WiFi throughout the common areas. A dedicated freight elevator eases moving large items into units. Each unit features a view of either the downtown Denver skyline or the Colorado Rocky Mountains. These are visible through floor-to-ceiling windows that are standard in most units.
The Denver Joule began accepting residents in November, 2015. Page designed the architecture of the building as well as the interior architecture on behalf of the Snavely Group and the Lynd Co., which manages the property. Wenk Associates led the design for the pool deck and Leslie Fossler Interiors oversaw the interior design of the public areas. The project was built by Milender White Construction Co.