Urban Infill Project, 9th & Colorado, Announces First Retail Tenants
Co-developers Continuum Partners and CIM Group's mixed-use redevelopment will encompass a movie theatre, restaurants and financial services
Reaching the halfway point of construction, co-developers Continuum Partners and CIM Group announced the first retail tenants for their joint venture, 9th & Colorado, a 26-acre urban infill project at the site of the former University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. The nearly 2 million square-foot mixed-use improvement project will include a 10-screen AMC Theatre location, diverse dining options and two financial institutions.
"Securing these businesses that will serve 9th and Colorado and the greater community is a significant milestone in the ongoing development of 9th and Colorado," says Frank Cannon, development director for Continuum Partners, referring to Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Zoe's Kitchen, Postino Wine Cafe, Chase bank and Bellco Credit Union. Each of the eateries will have al fresco seating, while the first of several open green spaces will be completed in May, followed by additional pedestrian amenities.
These tenants will take up three of the 12-blocks that encompass the development.
"We have made tremendous progress in the last three years and we are at the halfway point in the development," Cannon adds. "We've removed 2 million square feet of abandoned and deteriorating buildings and completed the first newly constructed apartment building, Theo, where we will welcome our first residents this month."
The 275-unit, nine-story apartment building will open its first phase in May, while the second phase of the residential building offering 319 units is currently under construction.
In addition to securing retail and entertainment tenants, 9th and Colorado is rapidly advancing additional phases of development and several project milestones.