Loveland, Colo.-based developer McWhinney recently awarded LVI Environmental Services of Denver a $1.2-million contract for the green deconstruction/demolition of the abandoned Cloverleaf Kennel Club near the intersection of I-25 and Highway 34 in Loveland.

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Demolition of the 56-year-old dog track started in early August and is projected to be complete by mid-November.

Initial stages of removal of the 56-year-old facility, located at 2527 NW Frontage Rd., started in early August and is projected to be completed by mid-November.  Poudre Valley Health System currently owns the property, which has been unused for more than three years, but has no immediate plans for how the site will be developed.

LVI Environmental Services is the nation’s largest remediation and facility services.  The firm’s national portfolio includes work on the Deutsche Bank Building in Lower Manhattan and the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral. LVI has completed larger local deconstruction/demolition projects at the Colorado Judicial Center in Denver and the ConocoPhillips facility in Louisville.

"We feel confident in LVI to see this five-month project through to completion," said Jim Niemczyk, McWhinney project manager. "LVI has an outstanding history of successful dismantlement projects in sensitive community and public settings, making safety and community health a top priority."

These were key factors in awarding this contract—to ensure the safety of the surrounding businesses and residences at Centerra adjacent to the project site. And LVI’s inclusion of several local subcontractors and material receivers into the project was a great addition to the project."

McWhinney is well known for its sustainability practices.  As a part of the contract award process for the Cloverleaf project, the developer emphasized the contractor’s ability to maximize diversion of waste materials to landfills and find alternate reuse and recycling options. 

LVI has projected that after a final review of the facility, it will maintain a 90% diversion rate of materials from the site, which will be tracked throughout the project using LEED criteria.