Opus kicks off first of two spec buildings on north I-25 corridor

North Washington Commerce Center
The Opus Group has launched construction of North Washington Commerce Center.

The Opus Group has started construction of a 151,405-square-foot speculative industrial building on the north Interstate 25 corridor in Thornton.

Located at the southeast corner of 128thAvenue and Washington Street, the building is the first of two spec buildings that will comprise North Washington Commerce Center, a multitenant industrial park geared to a wide range of tenants.

“We look forward to delivering this new space for companies seeking close proximity and easy access to greater Denver and the north metro area,” said Mark Johnson, Opus vice president of real estate development.

“This industrial park will be an attractive offering given its proximity to I-25 with multiple access points, walking distance to light rail at Eastlake Station and excellent retail amenities in the immediate area,” added Brian Dietz, senior manager of real estate development. “This speculative building can be tailored to the end user’s business needs.”

Slated for a completion this summer, the initial building will have 24 dock positions (expandable to 26), six drive-in doors and 303 parking stalls. It can accommodate general industrial, food-grade, assembly, warehouse and showroom uses, with divisibility to 15,000 sf, according to Larry Pobuda, The Opus Group executive vice president and general manager.

The building will be followed by a second phase of 108,000 sf. Both state-of-the-art buildings will have 24- to 30-foot clear heights and efficient, 135-foot truck courts, Pobuda said.

North Washington Commerce Center is located on 21 acres of land immediately north of downtown and east of I-25. The Opus Group is the developer, design-builder, and architect and engineer of record. Chris Ball and Joe Krahn of Cushman & Wakefield are marketing the property for lease.

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Jill Jamieson-Nichols has been an Editor with the Colorado Real Estate Journal for more than 15 years, providing coverage of office, industrial, hospitality and mixed-use development news in the Denver metro area, plus all property types in Northern Colorado, Boulder County and along the Highway 36 corridor. Prior to joining CREJ, Jill was Editor of…