Mortenson to Develop SCL Health Anchored MOB in Arvada

Candelas is a a 1,500-acre multi-use development in Arvada. Rendering courtesy of Davis Partnership Architects.

Mortenson Development, Inc., has partnered with real estate investment management firm Seavest Healthcare Properties, LLC to develop a new 43,732-square-foot Class A medical office building at the intersection of West 91st Place and Candelas Parkway within the rapidly growing Candelas master-planned community in Arvada. The project team anticipates breaking ground on the new facility later this summer, with completion anticipated in summer 2021.

Over the last decade, Mortenson has worked closely with SCL Health to deliver more than 40 projects. This marks the first project where Mortenson will act as a developer/owner for the nonprofit healthcare organization.

“Access to quality healthcare has never been more important, and we’re proud to be working with SCL Health to bring this primary care facility to the Candelas community,” said Taber Sweet, director of Real Estate Development with Mortenson Development, Inc. in Denver. “Acting as a development partner on a vital healthcare project like this is one of many ways Mortenson delivers value to its clients and invests in building stronger communities here in Colorado.”

The new two-story facility, designed by Davis Partnership Architects, will provide the Candelas community with convenient access to primary care physicians. Mortenson was responsible for site planning and design services for the development, including managing all entitlements and city approvals.

“With more than 4,300 new homes currently under construction in Candelas, we recognized the growing need for access to compassionate, high-quality and effective care in this community,” said Steve Chyung, senior vice president with SCL Health. “This project represents an important expansion of SCL Health’s network of care. Through our collaboration with Mortenson, we look forward to delivering a new facility that will allow us to provide comprehensive, mission-driven care solutions in the heart of Candelas.”

SCL Health provides coordinated care through eight hospitals, more than 150 physician clinics, and home health, hospice and mental health and safety-net services primarily in Colorado and Montana.

Seavest is a sector-specific investor focused on investing in medical office buildings and outpatient facilities of all types that are strategic to hospitals. Seavest has been a recognized owner and manager of these critical assets for more than 30 years.

Associated Bank provided the construction financing loan totaling approximately $9.6 million. Since 2012, Mortenson Development, Inc. has partnered on the development of nearly 700,000-square-feet in the healthcare space.


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