Development and Construction Updates

Development and construction at 9th & Colorado is incredibly dynamic. Please see below for current activity and please check back for progress updates. View construction progress on our WebCam.

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September 1, 2017

Construction Look Ahead for September 2017

Sidewalk replacement along Colorado Blvd begins.  Read the Construction Look Ahead notice for September 2017 for more detailed construction activity.


August 3, 2017

Construction Look Ahead for August 2017

Brick facade and stucco has begun on the first residential apartment building. Read the Construction Look Ahead notice for August 2017 for more detailed construction activity.


July 21, 2017

Colorado Blvd Street Closure

The two outside lanes of North bound Colorado Blvd from 8th Ave to 10th Ave will be closed for construction for a few weeks starting on Monday, July 24, 2017. 


July 7, 2017

Construction Look Ahead for July 2017

Brick facade and stucco has begun on the first residential apartment building. Read the Construction Look Ahead notice for July 2017 for more detailed construction activity.

March 30, 2017

Construction Look Ahead for April 2017

Demolition and abatement are complete at 9th and Colorado, with construction occurring on infrastructure and the first residential apartment building. Read the Construction Look Ahead notice for April 2017 for more detailed construction activity.

January 1, 2017

9th & Colorado Design and Construction Update

Since purchasing the 26 acre site located at 9th & Colorado on January 30, 2015, Continuum Partners and its general contractor, Saunders Construction has made significant changes to the landscape that was once home to the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and Medical Campus.

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In just over eighteen months, 100% of demolition was completed at 9th & Colorado, which included the School of Dentistry, Emergency Room Pavilion, Authority Office Building, Barbara Davis Center, University Hospital, Biomedical Research Building, School of Pharmacy, Webb Waring Institute, Belle Bonfils, and the Critical Care Tower. Implosion of the Biomedical Research Building occurred on August 29, 2015 (watch video), drawing large crowds and over 93,000,000 world-wide media views. The iconic Research Bridge spanning across 9th Avenue has been fully gutted and is in preliminary design for adaptive reuse, while renovation has begun on the existing parking structure at 11th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard.

Construction on the first residential apartment building located at the corner of 9th and Colorado commenced in June of 2016.  Infrastructure construction north of 9th Avenue began in the summer of 2016, with storm and water utility installation.  Roadway construction north of 9th Avenue is in progress. 

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January 6, 2017

Manpower, Miles and More

Construction work at 9th and Colorado increases on a monthly basis, creating employment opportunities in the Denver metro area. Below are a few fun facts pertaining to the site since it was purchased in January of 2015.

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  • Continuum has owned the 9th & Colorado site  days and counting…and
  • Demolition of the entire 26 acres is complete, which included 14 building scopes, the Biomedical Research Building implosion, and interior demolition of 3 buildings that remain on the site.
  • Over 135,000+ tons of material recycled and salvaged and 16,000 tons of concrete have been recycled and reused onsite.
  • Average of 85 workers onsite daily, peaking at 130.
  • Averaging 4,000+ steps per employee per day – as a jobsite we walk approximately 816 miles a week!
  • 93,413,552 – the worldwide audience reached through media coverage of the Biomedical Research Building implosion (and that’s not counting social media)!
  • Infrastructure construction is underway with 4,100 linear feet of storm, 3,015 feet of sanitary and 3,200 feet of water lines being installed. Approximately 5,300 linear feet of utilities have been installed to date. Two storm vaults totaling nearly 4,000 square feet have been installed. Two more storm vaults will be installed south of 9th Avenue in the spring of 2017.
  • The tower crane at Block 7 South (now under construction) is 148 feet tall.
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Community Meetings

Continuum Partners holds regular community meetings in order to provide updates on the project and will post notices as meetings occur.

October 20, 2016 - Presentation posted below

 

Community Presentations

Continuum Partners posts the most recent presentations from community meetings. Learn about the project's progress by downloading the presentations below.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is recommended and free.

January 26, 2015Public Hearing (5.1MB PDF) April 8, 2015Meeting Agenda (29.3MB PDF)
January 26, 2015RFQ Response to Questions (31k PDF) July 27, 20159CO Construction and Architectural Design Services Meeting (1.5MB PDF)
January 29, 2015Meeting Agenda (1.75MB PDF) July 27, 2015List of Firms Represented at July 27 2015 Meeting (14kb PDF)
February 2, 20162015 Recap and 2016 Project Goals (5MB PDF) October 20, 20162016 Progress and 2017 Project Goals (1.4MB PDF)

News

9th & Colorado in the News

March 3, 2014 | The Denver Post

Continuum's Plan Draws Favorable Reviews

December 9, 2014 | The Denver Business Journal

9th & Colorado Gets Nod from City Council

March 9, 2015 | The Denver Post

Demo Work Begins on Former CU Campus Site at 9th & Colorado

March 10, 2015 | The Denver Business Journal

Demolition Underway at 9th & Colorado

August 29, 2015 | The Denver Post

Old University Hospital Building Implodes

June 30, 2016 | The Denver Business Journal

Vertical Construction Underway at 9th & Colorado