PROJECT STATS 800,000 sf Retail and Restaurants on 145 acres
CLIENT Weingarten Realty
LOCATION Sheridan, Colorado
PROJECT TEAM Adolfson & Peterson Construction, DHM Design, RTA Architects
This 145-acre retail development is comprised of 800,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, including a Super Target, Costco, and Regal Theatres. The existing site consisted of 27 parcels of land and public rights-of-way that were consolidated into River Point at Sheridan.
Initially, a state Voluntary Cleanup Plan was obtained for work impacting the site, the majority of which is on a landfill that was closed in 1977. An extensive analysis of grades determined the best solution to reduce exporting landfill material and importing fill material, and the design mitigated impacts from the remaining landfill area over the long term.
The site plan also took all existing utilities into account, including three interceptor sewers and an electrical main feeder distribution line, all while gaining approval from Denver Water and five separate sanitation districts.
To enhance transportation to and from the area, a roadway bridge and a pedestrian bridge were designed to span the South Platte River—requiring modification of the floodplain—along with integrating the Platte River and Bear Creek bike path systems.
Another aspect included adapting 50 acres of the existing Englewood Golf Course while coordinating and modifying the remaining acreage to provide 18 holes of golf and a driving range.