McKinstry Partners with Colorado Schools on Energy Efficiency Programs

McKinstry, a national leader in designing, constructing, operating and maintaining high-performing buildings, is undertaking a number of energy performance contract (EPC) projects in schools across Colorado, including Denver Public Schools, Fremont RE-2 School District, and Colorado School of Mines. Denver Public Schools: The project includes upgrades at 27 schools, totaling more than …


New Hotel Concept to Break Ground Near DIA

According to Madison Commercial Properties, a 2.4 acre site proposed for an Atwell Suites hotel, located between 64th and 65th Avenue, just west of Tower Road in the DIA airport market, has sold for an undisclosed amount. Alex Kovacs, CCIM, Commercial Broker & Advisor at Madison Commercial Properties represented the buyer, KJ Hotel …


Mixed-Use Project Planned for Former Greyhound Terminal

Chicago-based Golub & Company and New York-based Rockefeller Group have acquired the former Greyhound bus terminal located at 1055 19th St. in downtown Denver. The joint-venture is planning a large-scale, mixed-use development on the 2.5-acre site — one of the last undeveloped full-block sites downtown. The site is bounded by 19th, 20th, Arapahoe …


Denver a Top 10 Market for Development Opportunity

With an increase in construction expected later this year, Denver has been identified by CBRE as one of the top 10 markets for development opportunities. The Top 10 overall markets in CBRE’s inaugural Development Opportunity Index are: 1) Atlanta with a score of 83.81; 2) Dallas, 83.04; 3) Phoenix, 82.94; …


Four New Community Solar Gardens Break Ground in Denver

Colorado has long been a leader in the U.S. when it comes to cutting greenhouse emissions. Contributing to this more sustainable landscape is UX Solar, a joint-venture partnership between Unico Solar Investors LLC, Excelsior Energy Capital and Unico Solar Investors LLC, along with co-development partner Namasté Solar, who today announced the groundbreaking of four …


Iconic Granite Tower in Downtown Denver Reveals $11M Renovation

Granite Tower, a 31-story Class A office building located at 1099 18th Street in downtown Denver, recently underwent a series of renovations. Originally built in 1984 as part of a four-tower block and formerly known as Stellar Plaza and Plaza Tower, Granite Tower today covers two city blocks and features …


Southern Land Company’s Bespoke Uptown Community Welcoming Residents

Bespoke Uptown community at 17th and Pearl Streets in Denver, is now open to residents. Blending modern conveniences with historic neighborhood preservation, the development features 316 upscale apartments spread over 10 floors with over 12,000 square feet of ground-level commercial space. Southern Land Company worked with Historic Denver to preserve …


Turner Construction Completes Denver’s Behavioral Health Solutions Center

Turner Construction has successfully completed the new Behavioral Health Solutions Center on behalf of the City and County of Denver. The architect for the project was Davis Partnership Architects. Turner provided preconstruction and construction services, including interior demolition and build out to support conversion from a family crisis center to …


Improving Social, Physical and Emotional Health Through Intentional Design

By Laurel Raines, Dig Studio, president | founder A national competition sponsored by Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) in 2012 invited the design community to “re-imagine play” and help radically transform Denver’s playgrounds. By liberating play equipment from typical defined bubbles of space and spreading play opportunities throughout park environments, people of all …


Multifamily Development in Commerce City Receives Financing

Denver-based Southwestern Property Corp. is to begin construction of Aspen Hills Apartments, a 180-unit, $40.5 million multifamily community, to be located in the rapidly growing Reunion/North Range area of Commerce City.  A $34.4 million construction loan under the HUD 221(d)(4) program was originated by Kelley Klobetanz, managing director at Greystone, a leading national commercial …