Koelbel to Renovate Former Kohl’s Building for Growing Life Sciences Company

Biodesix rendering courtesy of Koelbel.

Biodesix, Inc., a leading data-driven diagnostic testing solutions company dedicated to improving medical care for patients with lung disease, will be the sole tenant of a former Kohl’s building in Louisville located at 919 West Dillion. Koelbel and Company will conduct an extensive renovation of the building in conjunction with tenant improvements. Biodesix will lease the 80,000-square-foot building on 13 acres in the heart of the Centennial Valley — one of the hubs for life sciences in the country.

“Koelbel and Company is at the forefront of identifying innovative real estate trends and meeting the ever-changing demands of the market and we recognize that Boulder County is attracting the top life sciences talent and companies across the country,” said Buz Koelbel, president of Koelbel and Company. “We are excited to partner with Biodesix, a local company looking to expand in this top market on this innovative project.”

Tenant improvements will include updates to the exterior façade, the addition of windows, an outdoor break area for use by the Biodesix team, and a state-of-the-art diagnostic testing laboratory to perform tests to help improve care for patients with lung nodules and lung cancer.

“As a patient-centric, mission-driven diagnostic company, community is core to the Biodesix team and culture,” says Scott Hutton, chief executive officer of Biodesix. “Continued growth and success in transforming the cancer standard of care, while improving cancer treatment outcomes with personalized diagnostics, created an opportunity for the Biodesix team to expand out of our current location in Boulder. We are excited to work with Koelbel to redevelop and revitalize this location in Louisville, as many of our Biodesix team members are already neighbors and active members of the community. Our team was directly impacted by the Marshall Fire, and Biodesix was proud to be part of the disaster recovery efforts. We are excited to call Louisville our new home and look forward to being an active member of the community, positively contributing to the rebuild and future growth in Louisville and the surrounding community.”

Koelbel will utilize its 70 years of expertise to make strategic improvements to the building over the next year with enhancements to the interior and exterior, break room, common areas and outdoor spaces. DLR Architects have been retained to execute a new state-of-the-art laboratory concept in the space. Erik Abrahamson, from CBRE represented Koelbel and Company, and Steve Billingmeier with Cushman and Wakefield represented Biodesix.

“Biodesix is a wonderful addition to Louisville’s vibrant and diverse business environment,” said Mayor of Louisville, Ashley Stolzmann. “This innovative company is pioneering critical advancements in the diagnostics testing space, and we are proud and excited to welcome them to our community.”

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