Two new hotels are coming to Boulder as ground has been broken on a new redevelopment project at 28th and Canyon in Colorado. Denver-based NAI Shames Makovskyin partnership with Sage Hospitality and commercial development company United Builders Service have announced that they will be building a hotel complex in downtown Boulder. This project will add 375 new hotel rooms to Boulder between the 172-room Hilton Garden Inn and 203-room Embassy Suites.
Aside from two new hotels this redevelopment will also bring a mixed-use commercial building to the Northwest corner of 28th Street and Canyon Boulevard. After receiving conditional approval from the Boulder Planning Board, the project is now one step closer to realization. Following a nearly four-hour public hearing, the redevelopment project for the current sites of the Golden Buff Hotel and the now-closed Eads News and Smoke Shop received unanimous approval as it is expected it will reshape the face of central Boulder.
Plans call for the construction of a full-service, 184-room hotel with a main entrance on 28th Street, a select-service hotel with 177 rooms and a main entrance on 26th Street, and several mixed-use commercial buildings with a variety of amenities. A 38,375-square-foot building is planned at the corner of 28th and Canyon, where Eads stands today, with space for offices, retailers and restaurants. Local company United Builders Service, whose CEO Lloyd M. Claycomb also sits on Donald Trump’s Transition Finance Committee and his 2016 State Victory Finance Chairs, has been commissioned for the construction of the commercial building. This marks yet another milestone for UBS after announcement of the 9th & Colorado Redevelopment in Denver as well as its participation in the construction of The Confluence, the newest ultra-luxury multifamily high-rise tower in the city.
This latest announcement marks yet another successful collaboration between local construction companies and Denver subcontractors in their joint efforts to improve the urban landscape of the city one redevelopment at a time.
Official groundbreaking for this development took place last week, as the property has been cleared for development. This project will also feature an adjacent office building and is slated to be completed in spring of 2017. Developed on a two-block site – each of the two hotels will be five stories and the office building will be four stories high. The hotels will share a pool and back-of-the-house space as well. There will be bike parking and underground parking for cars to make the most of available spaces.
The project has been uniquely designed and programmed to both meet the extensive requirements of the City of Boulder and incorporate locally infused interior design elements that celebrate the unique aspects of the community,” said Walter Isenberg, President and CEO of Sage Hospitality. Apart from local commercial developers like United Builders Service and Lou Della Cava, Milender White Construction Company will be the general contractor for this development and the architect of record is JG Johnson Architects of Denver.