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HighPoint Elevated Breaks Ground on First Spec Building Near DIA

AURORA, CO — The next wave of industrial development hit Aurora, Colorado, as shovels struck dirt at HighPoint Elevated, the 400-acre industrial and logistics park being developed by Hyde Development and Mortenson near Denver International Airport. The park broke ground on Building 1, a 541,840-square-foot speculative building slated to deliver in summer 2022.

"The master plan for HighPoint Elevated features a compelling combination of size, opportunities for a variety of uses and a location that make it ideal for companies building out warehouse and distribution space," said Paul Hyde, with Hyde Development. "At full build-out, this park will include up to 15 buildings totaling more than five million square feet of Class A distribution space."

HighPoint Elevated is located at the interchange of E-470 and East 64th Avenue with extensive freeway frontage, just six minutes south of Denver International Airport. Building 1, located at East 64th Avenue and Denali Street, will have a 36-foot clear height, 50-by-54-foot column spacing, an ESFR sprinkler system, 92 dock-high and four drive-in doors, 68 trailer parking spaces, and 273 car parks.

"In addition to serving as a development partner, Mortenson is the design-builder for the park," said Gene Hodge, Mortenson Vice President and General Manager. "Our integrated position on this project allows us to deliver a quality product to the market with greater efficiency — a significant advantage as demand for industrial space here in Colorado continues to soar."

Additional buildings will range from 64,000 square feet to one million square feet with at least one building slated for cold storage. Outdoor storage is also available at several sites throughout the park.

Retail development is planned for the middle of the park, along East 64th Avenue, providing walkable options for tenants and visitors. The design will also incorporate outdoor seating areas for employees and guests.

Infrastructure improvements are underway to widen East 64th Avenue to four lanes at the park (six lanes west of E-470) and to add a full interchange at East 64th and E-470, giving tenants the option to bypass I-70 to reach the metro's northern and southern suburbs.

The location is a 20-minute drive from downtown Denver, and the park is situated within three economic benefit zones — a Federal opportunity zone, an Adams County Enterprise Zone, and a Limon Foreign Trade Zone.

Metro Denver's industrial sector continued to demonstrate strength in the first quarter of 2021. The market recorded its 44th consecutive quarter of positive net absorption with 923,500 square feet of positive net absorption in the Airport submarket alone, according to CBRE research.

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