Confluent Development’s Retail Project in Metro Denver Gets Underway

DENVER – Denver-based Confluent Development recently broke ground on its retail project within The Ridge development, on the northeast corner of Arapahoe & Nome in Centennial. Developing 2.78 acres within the The Ridge, Confluent’s project will total 20,000 square feet to include three freestanding buildings that will house national retail brands Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage and Starbucks, as well as a future third tenant.

The Ridge at Centennial, a 15-acre development, is strategically located in the Lincoln Executive Center and currently includes a Holiday Inn, Centennial Gun Club, two office buildings and additional retail/restaurant buildings.

Confluent Development is partnering with Equity Ventures Commercial Development (EVCD), a fully integrated commercial real estate development group, to deliver the Natural Grocers location within the retail development. Colorado-based Natural Grocers is a highly anticipated retailer for the development, filling the city’s need for a specialty grocer in the expanding area.

The partnership will break ground in December on the 13,300-square-foot build-to-suit project, with Natural Grocers relocating in the third quarter of 2018 into the larger space from the store’s existing Greenwood Village location on Arapahoe Road. The project represents Natural Grocers’ new store prototype, which will include a nutritional education center with a nutritional health coach and in addition to the high-quality organic and natural groceries, dietary supplements and body care products carried at all Natural Grocers stores.

Confluent has also delivered a 2,000-square-foot Starbucks location within the retail development, which broke ground in March and opened in September. This marks Confluent Development’s fifth project serving as developer for Starbucks.

The third portion of Confluent Development’s Arapahoe & Nome project will include a 4,200-square-foot facility, adding space for a third retailer in the development.

“We are pleased to welcome Natural Grocers to the area,” said Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon. “We look forward to working with Confluent Development to continue enhancing the Arapahoe Road corridor.”

Rendering courtesy of Rogue Architecture


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