Denver’s Lowry Launches Final Development Piece

Denver firms Confluent Development and Kelmore Development recently broke ground on The Boulevard at Lowry, a 140,000-sq-ft commercial mixed-use redevelopment in Denver’s revitalized Lowry neighborhood. The infill will serve as the centerpiece and the only commercial package at Boulevard One, the 70-acre parcel that represents the last new neighborhood at Lowry. The groundbreaking coincided with the 25th anniversary of Lowry’s transformation from a former Air Force base.

Honnen Equipment Upgrades Two Wyoming Locations

Honnen Equipment, an industry dealer for John Deere construction equipment as well as other lines, recently relocated to a larger facility in Gillette, Wyo., and broke ground on a new five-acre, state-of-the-art facility in Cheyenne. The new spaces allow Honnen to provide in-shop service for all makes and manufacturers. The 13,000 sq ft of space in Cheyenne for parts and in-shop service will include pull-through service bays and an indoor wash bay for technicians to service heavy equipment more quickly and efficiently.

RTD Opens the G Line, Southeast Rail Extensions

Denver’s Regional Transportation District opened the E, F and R Light Rail Extensions on May 17. The project—known as the Southeast Rail Extension during construction—extends light rail service 2.3 miles from Lincoln Station south into Lone Tree. It features three new stations: Sky Ridge, Lone Tree City Center and RidgeGate Parkway, which includes a 1,300-space park and ride.

RTD and its partners also opened the long-delayed G Line commuter rail in April. The 11.2-mile line serves Denver, Adams County, Arvada and Wheat Ridge. The line is operated by concessionaire Denver Transit Partners as part of a broader P3 agreement with the agency.

The project originally was slated to open in 2016 but was delayed by problems with the new wireless positive train control technology, a system designed to reduce the risk of catastrophic train accidents.

Merrick Acquires Oklahoma Oil-and-Gas Firm From Haskell

Consulting engineering firm Merrick & Co., Greenwood Village, Colo., has acquired the Benham OGC (oil, gas and chemicals) business from Haskell. The Oklahoma-based Benham OGC group serves operating companies in the Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast region. The acquisition greatly expands Merrick’s reach in several OGC markets and strengthens its power generation and bioprocessing practice.