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The former Gas Operations building next to America the Beautiful Park has become a beehive of activity since LandCo Equity Partners pulled the trigger on the 32,000-square-foot project last month.
Kurt Kaltenbacher, owner of Copestone Construction Co., said that more than a dozen subcontractors have assigned 40 to 50 people a day to work on the interior remodel.
As many as six sports national governing bodies are expected to move into the former industrial building next February. Continue Reading Gas Operations building remodel progressing at fever pitch

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DLR Group has been selected to provide architectural and engineering services for the design of an indoor, 50,000-square-foot Equestrian Event Center and ancillary facilities project being developed by the Southern Ute Tribe in Ignacio.
DLR is teaming with the American Indian firm iiná bá Inc. to provide services. Continue Reading Southern Ute Tribe taps DLR Group for equestrian project

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Senior project eyes spring opening

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The 28,000-square-foot, 44-suite Residence at Skyway Park senior community off Arcturus Drive on the city’s southwest side will open its doors during spring 2009.
The Diaz Fritz Group is the general contractor.
Developed as a low- to moderate-assisted living community, the facility will resemble two others in Colorado completed by National Health Associates Inc., a Florida-based partnership. Continue Reading Senior project eyes spring opening

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Peterson developer opens office

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An 8,000-square-foot Tierra Vista Communities housing office has opened at Peterson Air Force Base.
The $315,000 office was remodeled by Murphy Constructors and is in the former Base Exchange building. The facility includes a small community room and is equipped with free wireless Internet, a large-screen television and work areas with desks, as well as private consultation areas for the leasing team and residents. Continue Reading Peterson developer opens office

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Texas-based company leases Nevada Avenue space

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Ranch Hand Truck Accessories, an aftermarket wholesale and retail supplier, is opening a 12,000-square-foot showroom and distribution center at 4315 N. Nevada Ave.
The Shiner, Texas-based firm expects to hire half a dozen employees for its Colorado Springs operation, said Greg Chumchal, general manager.
About 9,000 square feet will be dedicated to warehouse-distribution. Continue Reading Texas-based company leases Nevada Avenue space

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The Classical Academy has begun construction at the Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Range Campus, 11995 Highway 83.
The District 20 school is the state’s largest “bricks and mortar” charter school.
The venture between TCA and PPCC allows the charter school to build a new kindergarten through grade 12 on state-owned land and to expand PPCC class offerings at the same time. The result will be considerable cost savings, said PPCC spokesman, George Sanchez. Continue Reading Education building projects keep contractors, landlords in the black

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Providers being offered former OB/GYN lease space

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This summer, several health care providers formerly located near Penrose Community Hospital moved north to the Northcare office building adjacent to the St. Francis Medical Center.
Only an urgent care facility at the former hospital remains to serve nearby residents, and only on a limited basis.
As a result of the move, many North Academy Boulevard neighborhood residents lost easy access to day-to-day medical care. Continue Reading Providers being offered former OB/GYN lease space

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Freedom Furniture buys Family

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The 28,000-square-foot Family Furniture building on the southwest corner of East Pikes Peak Avenue and South Academy Boulevard has been purchased by Freedom Furniture and Electronics of North Carolina for $2.51 million.
Steve Hunsinger of Olive Real Estate Group represented both parties in the transaction.
“They definitely cater to a military customer so a location within a short drive of Fort Carson or Peterson was a determining factor,” Hunsinger said. Continue Reading Freedom Furniture buys Family

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Developers counter tough market with big incentives

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A tough housing market, a credit crisis and the highest gas prices in history are contributing to slow new home sales.
American ingenuity is alive and well, however, spurring builders to embrace bold home sales incentives.
Take Creekwalk Townhomes developer Danny Mientka, for example. His eight-unit luxury community along the banks of Fountain Creek in hip Manitou Springs is priced from about $500,000. Continue Reading Developers counter tough market with big incentives

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Contractor kicks off $22 million project

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Nunn Construction Co. has begun work on a $22 million LEED gold-certified student union building at Western State College in Gunnison.
The project was designed by Slaterpaull Architects and WTW Architects.
Nunn senior project manager Jim Pagano and onsite project superintendent Andy McGarrity will lead the project, which is scheduled for completion during November 2009. Continue Reading Contractor kicks off $22 million project

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