SugarSquare Construction Nears Completion

By Katie Rapone SugarSquare is destined to be an iconic building in downtown Denver. The 4-story, 10,800-square-foot office building is only 25 feet by 100 feet — a case study for big design in a narrow urban space. Construction of this highly intricate building took a year and a half, …


ULI Healthy Corridors Initiative: South Broadway

By Liz Gibbons On Wednesday, Jan. 31, Urban Land Institute (ULI) Colorado hosted a public presentation to review findings and recommendations from part of a national study, the Building Healthy Places Initiative, to convert strip corridors into healthy places to live and work. ULI formed a panel of eight experts to …

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Historic Building in SoBo to Become Affordable Housing

By Katie Rapone The continuously developing South Broadway/Baker neighborhood in Denver is thriving but like in other parts of the city, a lack of affordable housing is forcing much of the areas workforce to commute far distances. Zocalo Community Development, a Denver-based, next-generation real estate company that joins social purpose with …


Groundbreaking: North Building Renovation Project at the Denver Art Museum

DENVER – The Denver Art Museum (DAM) broke ground yesterday on a comprehensive renovation of its iconic North Building, the only completed structure in North America designed by renowned Italian architect Gio Ponti. The renovation is slated for completion timed to the building’s 50th anniversary in 2021. The design will unify …


DLR Group: Trends in Tech-Office Design

By Katie Rapone According to CBRE Research’s 2017 Colorado Tech Book report, at least 40 tech companies expanded their presence in Colorado in the past year. Downtown Denver was the epicenter of technology growth with more than 200,000 square feet of positive net absorption. Both suburban and downtown markets have gained …


Unique Mixed-Use Project Opens in Downtown East Louisville

By Katie Rapone The City of Louisville is experiencing increased interest from developers, eager to take advantage of all that Denver’s premier northwest suburb has to offer. Since 2012 the city’s population has grown by 12 percent, thanks to its localized growth strategy and its central location along the Northwest …

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MOB: A Valuable Commodity

By Katie Rapone Healthcare providers are facing increasing pressure to reduce costs in the face of uncertain reimbursement rates from Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies, and to improve patient outcomes. According to a CBRE Research report, one way in which healthcare providers are attempting to reduce costs, is by relocating services …


Grand Junction Vies for “Outdoor Recreation Capital” Title with Opening of New Business Park

By Nicole Marshall Earlier this month, CEOs, Colorado government officials, executive directors, entrepreneurs, students, and leaders from across the state that represent different cross-sections of the outdoor economy in Colorado, gathered at the Colorado Outdoor Industry Leadership Summit (COILS) in Grand Junction. While there, visitors to the western slope city …


Catalyst: The Future of Health-Tech Innovation

By Katie Rapone Opening May 2018, the highly-anticipated Catalyst Health Tech Innovation development in RiNo will offer its tenants the mother of all office spaces, equipped with a restaurant, retail, workout facility,  conference rooms, and executive board room with some of the most spectacular views of downtown Denver and the Rocky …


The MILL National Training Center Addresses Skilled Labor Shortage

By Sue Rose The MILL National Training Center opened this month in a 46,600-square-foot factory renovated by RTA Architects near the Colorado Springs Airport. This first-of- its-kind training center is preparing high school students, college students, active military, and Wounded Warriors for lucrative careers in the skilled trades. There are also programs for industrial arts …