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Boulder to see first net-zero development

A 100,000-square-foot office/retail development in Boulder will break ground in more ways than one.

“We’re the first net-zero project in Boulder and one of the first in the country that I know of that hasn’t been built by either the government or a foundation,” said Andrew Bush of Morgan Creek Ventures in Boulder.

A joint venture of Morgan Creek Ventures and San Francisco-based New Island Capital, Boulder Commons will consist of two four-story buildings to be built just north of the transit center at Boulder Junction. It is set to break ground in late January.

“We believe in Boulder Junction and the transit village,” said Bush. “I think downtown will always be the center of Boulder, but we feel like this will be a second center of activity,” he said.

Read the entire article in CREJ’s Dec. 2-15 issue.

Kris Oppermann Stern is publisher and editor of Building Dialogue, a Colorado Real Estate Journal publication, and editor of CREJ's construction, design, and engineering section, including news and bylined articles. Building Dialogue is a quarterly, four-color magazine that caters specifically to the AEC industry, including features on projects and people, as well as covering trends…