Page 36 - July 21-August 3, 2021 Construction, Design & Engineering The Neenan Co. recently com- pleted an affordable housing remodel in Longmont and kicked off construction of three projects along the Front Range, includ- ing a middle school in Colorado Springs and commercial projects in Windsor and Fort Collins. “It’s particularly meaningful to be able to do work close to home that strengthens the communities in which we live and work,” said David Shigekane, president of The Neenan Co. Neenan recently completed the remodel of Parkville Apart- ments, a 73-unit affordable hous- ing apartment community in Longmont. Neenan worked in coordination with the construc- tion management team for This- tle, the managing partner for the community . A nonprofit orga- nization, Thistle develops, man- ages and preserves permanently affordable rental and ownership homes in Boulder County. Locat- ed at 1050 16th Ave., the six- building community originally was built in the 1970s. Neenan delivered significant safety and modernization enhancements to the buildings to meet the needs of today’s residents. Neenan also broke ground on Colorado Early Colleges’ Colo- rado Springs middle school. The project is located at 4425 N. Chestnut, on CEC’s Colorado Springs campus where Neenan completed a courtyard renova- tion at the high school in 2017. The 28,000-square-foot school will feature 10 classrooms; a sci- ence, technology, engineering and math room; maker space; large meeting area for assembly or communitymeeting space; caf- eteria and serving kitchen; plus secure connection to the campus’ courtyard. The middle school is planned to open in August. The project represents The Neenan Co.’s eighth project with the state’s largest network of tuition- free, public charter schools. Neenan recently broke ground on Centennial Leasing & Sales’ new Northern Colorado loca- tion at 4488 Highland Meadows Parkway in Windsor, the auto broker is expanding its presence in Northern Colorado with a 21,000-sf office and showroom. Planned for completion in the fall, the project will provide office space plus an indoor showroom to enhance the customer’s access to all vehicle makes and models. Construction also is under- way on Elevation Credit Union’s new Harmony Road branch in Fort Collins. Located 1.2 miles east of its current location, the replacement branch will allow Elevations to expand into a larger facility with drive-up teller ser- vices. The project will expand Elevations’ member services with more accessibility and space for members, plus additional office space for meetings with the credit union’s mortgage and finance professionals. The project is located at 2510 E. Harmony Road in The Villaggio shopping center, at the northeast corner of the Harmony Road and Snow Mesa Drive intersection. Neen- an is redeveloping the former bank facility site to deliver the 4,200-sf credit union with three drive-up lanes, drive-up ATM and night deposit box. The Har- mony branch marks Neenan’s 15th project with Elevations and is anticipated for completion this summer. s Neenan completes remodel, builds middle school, 2 commercial projects The U.S. General Services Administration is moving forward with renovations of a vacant facility on the Den- ver Federal Center Campus to convert the building to net-zero energy and net- zero carbon office space. GSA recently awarded a design-build contract to Centerre Construction Inc., with Cannon Design pro- viding design services, in order to transform the 150,000-square-foot facil- ity to energy-efficient mod- ern workspace for the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Interior Business Center. “Our main focus was to completely transform this midcentury warehouse into a state-of-the-art and energy-efficient office space that celebrates the mission of the IBC and will also be a dynamic work environ- ment for them to retain and attract new employees,” said David Hritz of Centerre Construction. The vacant building being remodeled once housed the National Archives and Records Administration, which moved out of the facility in 2013. The $49 million proj- ect will convert the empty warehouse to sustainable office space, including the use of solar power, LED lighting and high-efficiency heating LEED in Energy and Environmental Design Gold standard. The exterior of the building will feature con- servation efforts that will make the grounds SITES Silver certified. The land- scape design will include adaptable trees, pollinator gardens and bioswales for conservation of water and connection to nature. “We are taking a vacant, underperforming build- ing and transforming it into adaptive, modern and energy-efficient space to suit the business needs of the IBC,” said Public Buildings Service Regional Commis- sioner Tanisha Harrison. This project will move IBC out of three leased facilities and into federally-owned space that will save $17 mil- lion in lease cost avoidance and $6 million annually in rental savings. The IBC is expected to move into the newly remod- eled facility in 2023. s Centerre wins contract for state-of-the art renovation GE Johnson Construction Co. recently broke ground on Centura Health’s new St. Clare Hospital in Colorado Springs. Boulder Associates is the architect for the project. “GE Johnson and Centura Health have built a relation- ship for more than 20 years – we are excited to contin- ue our partnership with the construction of the St. Clare Hospital in our hometown,” Ron Doolittle, GE Johnson construction executive. “This will contribute to the growth of Colorado Springs and help Centura Health extend their mission of healing and nur- turing the health of our com- munity members.” The 140,000-square-foot hospital will be situated on 58 acres of land in northern Colorado Springs at the inter- section of Interquest Parkway and Interstate 25. The facility will house 72 beds to include 10 intensive care unit beds, 10 specialty-sized operating rooms, a 14-bed emergency department and imaging with computed tomography. The hospital’s lobby will fea- ture a coffee shop, a restau- rant and a chapel. The hospital is planned for completion in spring 2023. s GE Johnson begins construction of Centura Health’s new St. Clare Hospital project The hospital will be situated on 58 acres of land in Northern Colorado Springs at the intersection of Interquest Parkway and Interstate 25. CEC will feature a cafeteria and serving kitchen along with many other spaces. The Elevations replacement branch will allow the credit union to expand into a larger facility with drive-up teller services. Centennial Leasing & Sales’ new Northern Colorado location will provide office space plus an indoor showroom.