Former Stapelton Air Traffic Control Tower

Punch Bowl Social Stapleton Announces Closure

Following a string of announcements of restaurant closures in Denver, the latest announcement hits extra hard. According to the Denver Post, Punch Bowl Social Stapleton will not reopen following its closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. Formerly the Stapleton air traffic control tower. the 32,000-square-foot restaurant and entertainment venue opened in …


Historic Tom’s Diner to be Redeveloped

KEPHART community :: planning :: architecture, Denver Land Company, and Owners Tom Messina and GBX Group LLC are moving forward with plans to revitalize Denver’s historic Tom’s Diner. The building will be transformed into a new inviting indoor/outdoor dining and entertainment venue. Since the 1960s, the Tom’s Diner building has been a symbol …


Massive Water Storage Tank Under Construction in Douglas County

Dominion Water & Sanitation District, a wholesale water, wastewater and stormwater provider for northwest Douglas County, has announced the start of construction of a two-million-gallon water storage tank in Douglas County.  The $5 million High Zone Water Tank bond project will provide drinking water storage to current and future customers …


Denver BD Guild Announces Two Part Virtual Series

This week, the Denver Chapter of the Business Development Guild will host the first of a two-part virtual series titled The Lifecycle of Winning Work – Part 1. Business Development pursuits eye the destination (i.e. the win), but it is truly a journey–pre and post.  The timeline is involved and …


USBGC Outlines New Credits in Response to COVID-19

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a leader in defining healthy, sustainable buildings and spaces for more than a quarter century, has released new LEED guidance outlining sustainable best practices that align with public health and industry guidelines. The new Safety First LEED credits address four critical areas: Cleaning and Disinfecting …


GH Phipps Completes Renovation of Solvista Health West Campus

GH Phipps Construction Companies has completed the Solvista Health West Campus Remodel in Canon City, Colorado. Solvista’s West Campus facility was previously a newspaper publishing plant, purchased in 2015 for business expansion. As an established healthcare provider serving Fremont, Custer, Chafee and Lake counties, Solvista Health identified a need to …


The Neenan Company Breaks Ground on Two Projects for Yuma School District

Fort Collins-based design-build firm The Neenan Company will break ground on two separate projects for Yuma School District this month. Funded in part by a bond measure passed by voters last year, these projects will enhance building safety and security, while also modernizing school facilities. The first phase of the …


Colorado Construction Cautiously Optimistic

By Katie Rapone, editor. At this time, commercial construction in our state appears to be ticking along nicely due to the industry being deemed “essential.” Local construction companies have tackled the pandemic with grace and resilience and fortunately most businesses remain relatively unaffected. However, much uncertainty remains surrounding what’s next …


Lowry’s Exchange at Boulevard One Tops Out

Development partners Confluent Development and Kelmore Development held their first virtual topping out event amidst the landscape of new COVID-19 protocols, celebrating the construction milestone for the commercial mixed-use redevelopment project in the heart of Denver’s revitalized Lowry neighborhood: Exchange at Boulevard One. Even amid COVID-19, the project’s initial phase …


Local Engineering Firm Improves Air Quality at Denver Office Tower

As Swanson Rink employees return to their HQ space this week at a 50 percent capacity, the Denver-based mechanical and electrical engineering firm has partnered with its landlord to improve building air quality at The Chancery, a 16-story office tower in the Golden Triangle. Swanson Rink has implemented changes to heating, ventilation …