GE Johnson Construction tops out 260 North

260 North
The stepped-up design preserves mountain views and allows daylight into the streetscape of Cherry Creek and the surrounding residential area. Courtesy Open Studio Architecture

GE Johnson Construction Co. recently topped out 260 North Josephine, bringing Cherry Creek North.

Owner Elevation Development Group, architect Open Studio Architecture and general contractor GE Johnson have collaborated to deliver this project across multiple zoning boundaries and in an extremely dense work area.

Asked if there were any site challenges to overcome, the general contractor said not particularly.

“While the hole was deep and the amount of export large, even that went very well,” said Dan Edwards, GE Johnson construction executive.

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The result is a stepped-up design that preserves mountain views and allows daylight into the streetscape of Cherry Creek and the surrounding residential area. It also gives future tenants a variety of sizes and floor plans to lease.

The building combines 55,000 square feet of office space on four levels, 11,000 sf of street-level retail space and three levels of below-grade parking. EDG is excited to play a role in providing the area with a high-end, unique mixed-use space.

“EDG is thrilled to add such a well-designed building to the fabric of the Cherry Creek North community,” said EDG Principal Brent Farber. “We are very pleased with the work done by GE Johnson Construction Co. and Open Studio Architecture in creating this exceptional new building.”

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The project, which broke ground in June 2018, is expected to be complete in July.

Published in the April 17-30, 2019, issue of CREJ.

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 in design, construction, interior design, development and more. Kris joined CREJ as an editor in 1998, after serving as editor of the Colorado Springs Business Journal. Kris earned her Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Mass Communication, from the University of Colorado at Boulder. When not covering Colorado’s commercial AEC community, she enjoys Pilates, reading, traveling, walking her Golden Retriever and cheering on her hockey-playing son.