New Crane Index and Quarterly Cost Report from RLB

International property and construction consultancy firm Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) has released its latest Crane Index and Quarterly Cost Report. Together, the two documents provide an eye-opening perspective on the North American construction industry in 14 key markets, including Denver. With data current to July 1, 2021, the latest RLB …


Construction Underway at Speculative Industrial Development in Englewood

The Opus Group announced today the start of construction of two speculative building projects, The Ridge at Dove Valley. The buildings—102,877 square feet and 116,524 square feet—will be located in Denver’s third-largest industrial submarket, Englewood. Opus is the developer, design-builder, architect and engineer of record for the project. “Opus is excited to deliver two …


CBRE Arranges Sales at Former Toys “R” Us Site in Colorado Springs

CBRE has arranged two sale transactions at a former Toys “R” Us site adjacent to the Citadel Mall in Colorado Springs. CBRE’s Patrick Kerscher represented the seller, Dunton Commercial, in both transactions. Dunton Commercial acquired the former Toys “R” Us site and adjacent medical building in 2019, raised the medical …


i2 Construction Clearing the Air for its Employees, Clients

Before 2020, people rarely gave a second thought about the air filtration systems at their place of work. Unless an employee had severe seasonal allergies or breathing issues, most companies typically did only what was required when it came to maintaining their air handling systems. One thing that the pandemic …


UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital to Undergo $76.5M Renovation

Integrated design-build firm The Beck Group has started work on its multi-million-dollar renovation of UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital, a 303-bed regional medical center in Fort Collins. Poudre Valley Hospital is part of Aurora-based UCHealth’s network of healthcare facilities serving parts of Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming. The hospital’s $76.5 million renovation project …

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Visionary Affordable Apartment Community Breaks Ground on Colfax

On Wednesday, Oct. 6, Denver-based nonprofit Brothers Redevelopment, Inc., celebrated the kick-off of construction on the new, 72-unit apartment community, Valor on the Fax, at 7900 E. Colfax Ave. (East Colfax and Trenton St.). The new community will provide supportive housing for individuals facing housing insecurity due to acquired brain …


Groundbreaking: Prospect Valley Elementary

GH Phipps recently joined Jefferson County Public Schools officials and educators to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Prospect Valley Elementary School in Wheat Ridge. The new school will replace the existing structure that was built in 1967. The project architect is MOA Architecture. The new $20 million dollar school is an outcome of …


$3.1B Mixed-Use Development Coming to Aurora

A new $3.1 billion dollar development coming to the E-470 corridor in Aurora will bring nearly 5,000 new homes and 53 acres of parks and open space to the area. Located along 56th Ave. and E-470 in Adams County, the proposed development—Windler Public Improvement Authority—will include nearly 5,000 residential units, …

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Ware Malcomb Announces Completion of Hilton Garden Inn Longmont

Ware Malcomb announced today that construction is complete on the Hilton Garden Inn Longmont located at 470 South Martin St. in Longmont, CO. Ware Malcomb provided architecture and interior design services for the project.   Located on St. Vrain Creek, Hilton Garden Inn Longmont is a four-story 74,800 square foot …


Block 162 Earns LEED Certification

Block 162, a 30-story, 606,000-square-foot Class A speculative office building designed by Gensler, has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 Gold Core and Shell status. It is the largest project in Colorado to receive this status, as well as the largest LEED v4 BD+C: CS project in …