Growth in Downtown Denver

Posted on: June 10th, 2016 by Lori Smith

The Downtown Denver Skyline is continually growing with construction cranes as a perpetual part of the view from many of the downtown buildings.  There are many reasons for the growth, as the front range of Colorado is many times high on the list of best places to live in the U.S. With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year and the Rocky Mountains as the backdrop, you can’t blame companies for wanting to make the Denver area their home.

In an article by the Colorado Real Estate Journal, there is a lot of funding to help create this boom via the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District.

The Downtown Denver Partnership issued its 2016 State of Downtown Denver report. The annual report, funded in part by the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District, details increasing investment, strong office market fundamentals, a growing and highly-educated workforce and residential population in downtown Denver.

“Our center city’s strong economy and dynamic energy creates a place where people want to live and work, and as a result, it’s a place where companies want to locate,” said Tami Door, president and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership. “Downtown Denver is a model for what a great city can be as a result of our collective strategic, place-based economic development strategy and the long-term vision and commitment of public and private-sector leaders.”

The report noted:

Development and Investment Developers are responding to increased demand propelled by a strong population and job growth, as well as key public-sector investments. $2.5 billion of investment is under construction or planned for downtown Denver, on top of more than $634 million of investment in 2015 that included 15 projects to create an additional 511 hotel rooms, 1,901 residential units and 333,000 square feet of office space.

Office Market and Employers Downtown Denver is an ideal place to start or grow a business. In the past 24 months, 24 companies have relocated or expanded, and office market fundamentals remain strong with a 9.5 percent direct vacancy rate and $33.14 per square foot direct average lease rate. As of the beginning of 2016, an additional 2.8 million sf of office space was planned or under construction. Billions of investment under construction, planned in downtown Denver – Colorado Real Estate Journal

Another part of Denver that is expanding is the Light Rail Line as reported in Clean Technica, helping the southeast suburbs with more options for transportation. This will hopefully help relieve some of the heavy traffic in the area.

Rail map without Lone Tree extension.

The new Southeast Light Rail Line extension will see service extended from the current Lincoln Station terminus down to Lone Tree. The extension into Denver’s southeast suburbs will expand the line from its current length of 19 miles up to a 21.3 mile length.

As part of the light-rail line’s expansion, 3 new stations will be built in suburban Douglas County, and a 1,300-parking-space park-and-ride facility will be constructed as well.

The Denver Post provides more information:

In April, the US Department of Transportation awarded a $92 million grant to RTD (Regional Transportation District), which represents about 41% of the $223.6 million total project cost.

The addition will run along the west side of I-25 from the Lincoln Station and then cross over to the east side of the interstate and end at RidgeGate Parkway in Douglas County. The extension will include an end-of-the line station at RidgeGate with parking. Two neighborhood stations will be added: one adjacent to the Sky Ridge Medical Center, near I-25 and Sky Ridge Avenue, and the other at the planned Lone Tree City Center east of I-25 at Lincoln Avenue.

Recent years have seen Denver’s light-rail system expanded greatly, and further additions are currently in the works as well — with the intent being to eventually serve most heavily traveled transport corridors in the city’s suburbs.

Image by RTD Construction Has Begun On Denver’s Latest Light-Rail Line Extension | CleanTechnica



Design Features for New Commercial Construction

Posted on: June 16th, 2015 by Lori Smith

If your home is on the Front Range of Colorado and are ready to plan a brand new commercial building for your organization, you will want to make a statement of what your business is about – something that will have a big impact on your company. The location of your building is crucial for successful operations and overall growth. Including the appearance, size and layout, these factors are particularly decisive for communicating the impression that you want your customers to have about you.Design Features for New Commercial Construction

Top quality commercial building plans should incorporate unique design features to make your building stand out from the competition. This can actually draw potential customers to your Front Range business and contribute to your bottom line before you ever open your doors. People are always curious about the new kid on the block.

In some areas of Colorado, new industry growth is in the top 10 of the nation. One example of this is the city of Fort Collins, which is fifth on Forbes list of Best Places for Business and Careers. Attaining the best architectural plans for your Fort Collins commercial building starts out with a set of complete blueprints for your building. Architectural designs will need to be made for each aspect of the building.

The Design Features For New Commercial Construction will include:

  • Foundation
  • Floor
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • Roof

There are other important facets such as exterior view, sectional plans as well as site plans and all are equally necessary. One phase that is considered the crowning achievement is the roof of your new building. When it comes to roofing Fort Collins CO, there are many options to choose from. But how do you know who to trust?

Front Range Commercial Roofing understands that replacing or repairing a roof is a huge expense. It’s a job that must be done correctly and economically the first time to prevent further expense and potential damage and downtime. To accomplish this, our dependable commercial roofing contractors are guaranteed to do an outstanding job.

Our goal is to develop a long-term relationship with all of our customers by first listening to their needs and then offering the best approach to alleviating their roofing issues. When you are looking for the leading roofer Denver CO, our gallery of previous projects and references from happy customers are why we’ve got Colorado covered!

Roofing Companies In Colorado

Posted on: June 7th, 2015 by Lori Smith

If you live in Colorado, you know that when the weather is beautiful and everything is peaceful, it’s easy to get in your comfort zone and feel like you Commercial Roof have things under control with your commercial business. But when the weather changes rapidly and a severe thunderstorm or blizzard hits, this is a completely different story. It is not the time to be searching for roofing companies in Denver or anywhere along the Front Range. Instead, it’s time to carry out the strategy that was formulated ahead of time with you and your commercial roofing company.

If your roof has been damaged because of a fallen tree or you have a leak as a result of heavy rain or snow, immediate action is necessary because the stability of the entire structure could be at risk. At Front Range Commercial Roofing, we have a lot of background with weather in the area and our experts are always one step ahead. We are a full service commercial roofing company with a proven track record.

Roofs in Colorado are many times damaged by high winds, heavy downpours, ice and snow. Our specialists in roof repair Denver as well as from Colorado Springs to Fort Collins will be ahead of the game by inspecting your roof regularly to check for potential problems. We understand that replacing or repairing a roof is a huge expense. It’s a job that has to be done correctly and economically the first time to prevent increased expense and possible damage and downtime.

To accomplish this, our dependable Front Range commercial roofing contractors are guaranteed to do an outstanding job. We also provide emergency services, so if you happen to get caught off guard with a weather-related disaster, we are ready to come to your rescue. When you are looking for the leading roofing companies in Colorado, our portfolio of previous jobs and testimonials from satisfied clients are the reason we’ve got Colorado covered!