Colorado Self-Storage Facilities to Go Green

Denver-based solar energy company Pivot Energy and Extra Space Storage have announced plans to install 65 rooftop solar systems on storage buildings across eight states, including Colorado, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Tennessee. Installation of the solar systems began earlier this year and is expected to be complete by Q2 2021. The …

Affordable HousingConstructionDevelopment

Mixed-Use Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground in Longmont

Construction has started on the Spoke at Coffman, a new mixed-use affordable housing and parking garage in Longmont. Located at 518 Coffman Street, the $28.8 million construction project includes 73 units of permanently affordable 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartment homes, 10,000 square feet of office space and community cafe, and a …

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CU Denver’s New City Heights Residence Hall Tops Out

CU Denver recently celebrated its official “topping out” for its new City Heights Residence Hall and Learning Commons. The 182,000-square-foot residence hall, which will represent the first on-campus student housing complex for the university, will add approximately 555 beds to the center of the urban campus. The project is being …

Affordable HousingConstructionDevelopmentRenovationSustainability

Restoration of Historic Pancratia Hall Underway

The first phase of Westside Investment Partners’ master plan that will transform the historic Loretto Heights campus into a vibrant new community, is now underway. The historic Pancratia Hall, located at 3001 S. Federal Blvd, will be converted into 72 units of affordable housing to be known as Pancratia Hall …


Boulder-based Interior Design Firm Introduces New Business Model

Front Range Design Center, a Boulder-based team of interior design experts for the residential and commercial real estate industry, has evolved its business model to provide critical procurement and logistics support to general contractors, architects developers and designers.  The approach is enabling companies in the built environment industry to ease …

AwardsConstructionDevelopmentSenior Housing

Pinkard Construction Wins Excellence in Construction Award

Pinkard Construction’s Vida at Sloan’s Lake affordable senior apartments has won the first place Excellence in Construction award from Associated Builders and Contractors, Rocky Mountain Chapter. Designed by Parikh Stevens Architects, the 200,000-square-foot project is a new, ground-up mixed-use senior/disabled housing development on West Colfax Avenue and cost $42.9 million. The project includes 176 units for low-income …

Movers and Shakers

Movers and Shakers Week Ending 10.23.20

SLAM Denver Office Names New Principal   Architectural firm S/L/A/M Collaborative recently named five new principals, including a member of the SLAM Denver office, Russell Sedmak. On March 6, 2020, SLAM completed the acquisition of five CBRE I Heery architectural design practices focused on healthcare, sports facilities and justice, adding to the firms existing …


CBRE Names Denver-Boulder Market a Top Life Sciences Hub

Denver and Boulder have ranked for the first time among CBRE’s list of the largest U.S. life sciences markets, in its new report on the sector. “Breaking into the ranking of top U.S. life sciences hubs is a big milestone for the Denver-Boulder area. Key mergers by industry leaders have brought a …


Etkin Johnson Completes First Phase of EDGE 470

Etkin Johnson has completed Phase I of EDGE 470, a new 364,474-square-foot Class A industrial/flex campus located on 32 acres near E-470 and Chambers Road in Parker. The Phase I includes two approximately 80,000-square-foot buildings on 12.8 acres. “Southeast Denver attracts high-caliber companies looking to tap into an educated workforce …


PatioBox to Offer Denver Restaurants Outdoor Dining Solution

RoxBox Containers, a Denver-based manufacturing company, is utilizing shipping container modifications to meet the needs of many local establishments, providing restaurant patrons outdoor seating this winter. The solution comes in light of the city’s extension of the temporary outdoor dining program through October 2021. RoxBox has designed the PatioBox, a modified shipping container …