Etkin Johnson expands CTC portfolio with delivery of 2 buildings

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FedEx is relocating its current distribution from Boulder to the CTC.

Etkin Johsnon Real Estate Partners, a full-service, privately owned commercial real estate investment and development company based in Colorado, announced the completion of the new 109,386-square-foot FedEx distribution center at 2035 Taylor Ave. and a 136,610-sf speculative industrial/flex building at 700 Tech Court in the Colorado Technology Center in Louisville.

“FedEx’s build-to-suit distribution center will provide the additional space and advanced technology they need to continue delivering quality customer service,” said Ryan Good, executive vice president and partner at Etkin Johnson.

FedEx is relocating its current distribution operations from Boulder to the CTC. The new distribution center, which was designed by Ware Malcomb Architects, features state-of-the-art amenities.

“The building is uniquely positioned as a ‘gateway’ to the city from the east,” said Jan Davis, director of architecture for Ware Malcomb’s Denver office. “It includes a small outdoor patio, break room and a lobby to serve the public.”

In addition, the design includes green building features that are in line with FedEx requirements, as well as greater efficiencies for FedEx’s service vans (such as large drive-in doors for more efficient loading and unloading). The LEED features incorporated within the facility include: high-efficiency LED interior and exterior lighting; enhanced HVAC programming and thermal comfort controls; electric vehicle charging stations and carpool parking; skylights for natural lighting; daylight sensing lighting controls; water-efficient plumbing fixtures; improved air quality through increased ventilation; recycled and regional building materials; low-volatile organic compound materials; and full-building flush out to remove construction pollutants and material off gassing. The project is targeting 30 percent energy cost savings, 35 percent reduction in potable water use, 20 percent recycled content in building materials, 20 percent of building materials from regional sources and 50 percent of construction waste diverted from landfill.

It was built by Murray & Stafford.

The 700 Tech Court project marks the first phase of a planned three-building, 400,000-sf industrial/flex campus – dubbed Louisville Corporate Campus at CTC – located on a 33.12-acre parcel. Designed by Intergroup Architects to attract growing companies, 700 Tech Court features 24-foot ceilings, ample natural light from 10-foot windows, overhead glass doors to create indoor/outdoor workspaces, loading docks and an energy-efficient design.

Energy-efficient features include installation of thermally broken storefront frames with low-e glazing, installed skylights and clerestory glazing in the rear wall to provide natural lighting to supplement future lighting design, according to Bill Smith, AIA, of Intergroup Architects. The design also utilized R-30 insulation on the roof and R-13 at the exterior walls.

Building amenities include glass vision panels in the overhead doors, patios with benches, shade shelters and gas piping for grills.

GTC built the project.

Published in the Jan. 2-15, 2019, issue of Colorado Real Estate Journal.

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…