Mica RiNo Takes Urban Living to Another Level

Mica RiNo, a luxury residential project in Denver’s trendy and expanding River North Arts District (RiNo), is set to take urban living to a whole new level. The Hines development, which has been dubbed as a “super-midrise” mixed-use apartment building, topped out at 11 stories in January. It will have 397 units, a podium with retail and parking, and a range of resort-style amenities. These include an outdoor swimming pool, fire pits, garden area with games and plenty of common space with views of the surrounding mountains.

Mica RiNo Mixed-Use DevelopmentThe building’s four-story, post-tensioned podium will contain three levels of parking above ground floor retail. The pool and water feature on the fourth-floor amenity deck is designed to resemble a grotto, which is achieved by a double-height open-air space. Above this level, the structural system consists of light-gage steel bearing wall construction with a long-span composite deck. Concrete shear walls make up the lateral support system. The project, which will be completed in the first half of 2023, is part of a larger master development that also includes a concert venue, office building, boutique hotel and artists’ lofts. It is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification.

Thornton Tomasetti’s Denver office is providing structural engineering services to Ziegler Cooper Architects, the design architect for the project. The project team also includes Parisa O’Connell Interior Design, landscape architect Design Workshop and general contractor Modern Constructors.

Rendering courtesy Ziegler Cooper Architects
Photo courtesy of Thornton Tomasetti