McWhinney flex space in Baseline gets approval from Broomfield managers


Just a week after McWhinney Real Estate Services Inc. unloaded one of its industrial properties in core development for nearly $ 100 million, the developer was cleared to build two more right next door.

Broomfield City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved plans to build a pair of flexible industrial buildings at 1755 and 1765 W. 160th Ave., just down the street from the property leased by Amazon Inc. that McWhinney sold out last week.

Each building is expected to be approximately 152,000 square feet on approximately seven acres of land.

McWhinney vice president of business development Megan O’Brien told city council the developer was in talks with a user for one of the proposed buildings, but did not elaborate on those negotiations.

The buildings should include offices and warehouses.

“We know sustainability is extremely important” to McWhinney and the community of Broomfield, said O’Brien.

“There is a demand for this, as we have heard from our economic vitality [staffers]City Councilor Deven Shaff said. “It’s a good place. I look forward to the success of this project.

McWhinney ushered in some of the first elements of Baseline last year, a massive mixed-use development set to transform 1,100 acres of dirt and grass at Interstate 25 and Colorado 7 into a modern mini-city. housing tens of thousands of new residents and jobs.

At full construction, which could take decades, the community could boast over 17 million square feet of retail space and over 9,200 homes.

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