Office developments headed to Downtown Westminster

Plans call for ground-floor retail with seven stories of office space

Staff Report
Posted 11/5/19

Developers will bring two office projects, totaling 650,000 square feet of space, to Downtown Westminster, the city announced. The city is partnering with developers Schnitzer West, to develop the …

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Office developments headed to Downtown Westminster

Plans call for ground-floor retail with seven stories of office space

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Developers will bring two office projects, totaling 650,000 square feet of space, to Downtown Westminster, the city announced.

The city is partnering with developers Schnitzer West, to develop the two sites in the Downtown.

“With the continued growth of companies along the Denver-Boulder corridor, Downtown Westminster is located directly in the path of progress and is an ideal spot to develop Class A office product with the transit-oriented nature of the site and over 100,000 square feet of walkable amenities,” Schnitzer West’s Doug Zabel said in a written statement.

Design of the first office building is well underway and will include ground floor retail with six to seven stories of office above. The building will be located in the heart of the 105-acre redevelopment site, which is already home to Westminster’s Alamo Drafthouse and 600 residential units that are open or under construction.

“The amenity rich environment plus Class A office product is the perfect formula to meet the needs of today’s growing corporate clients that value the quality of the employees experience which ultimately leads to higher productivity rates.”

Other developments expected in early 2020 include the 125-room boutique Origin Hotel, along with Tattered Cover Bookstore, located at the hotel entrance.

“Adding an office user to Downtown Westminster takes it one step closer to a true, sustainable downtown by ensuring a consistent daytime population of employees,” Mayor Herb Atchison said. “The addition of office will also attract more amenities for workers, including retail, restaurants and service businesses.”

Downtown Westminster has the capacity to include a total of two to four million square feet of office when it is built out.

“This is just the beginning in the Downtown,” said John Hall, Economic Development Director. “Now that we have key amenities like dining and entertainment in place or opening soon, it’s a major attraction for office.”

Additional sites are available on the 25-block grid, and with the recently approved underpass connection to the adjacent 500 bus rapid transition station, Hall said

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