Boulder County Business Report
by David Clucas
Published April 30, 2010
The Children’s Hospital has signed a letter of intent to build a medical center that could open by spring 2011 in the mixed-use Arista neighborhood of Broomfield.
The proposed 19,000-square-foot facility, with the possibility of a future 7,000-square-foot expansion, would occupy the northwest corner of Arista Place and Uptown Avenue, catty-corner from the Aloft Hotel.
Richard Morris, The Children’s Hospital’s director of business development, confirmed the hospital’s intentions to build a new Network of Care at Arista. The Aurora-based hospital has 15 Network of Care locations across Colorado, including one in northeastern Broomfield, plus its main hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.
The proposed Arista location would be in addition to The Children’s Hospital’s North Campus at 469 W. Colorado 7 in Broomfield. That 46,000-square-foot medical facility opened in October 2008, featuring specialty clinics such as behavioral science, audiology, sports medicine, sleep studies, adolescent gynecology and ultrasound.
In its preliminary concept review plan to Broomfield officials, Urban Frontier estimated project costs at $2.7 million for the 19,000-square-foot first phase, and $1 million for the 7,000-square-foot second phase. The developer is proposing 97 parking spaces on the property, 20 of which would be replaced by the second phase. The concept also includes a 1.13-acre future public park on the southwest corner of the site.
Denver-based Burkett Design is listed as the project’s architect, and Boulder-based Outside La is listed as the landscape architect.