Denver Water Operations Complex
Denver Water Operations Complex Redevelopment / DenverCO

Mortenson was selected to deliver the redevelopment of Denver Water's existing 34-acre campus in the Sun Valley neighborhood. The property serves as Denver Water's main campus, housing its administration and operations buildings.

The project includes the construction of eight new buildings and structures, two remodeled buildings, and extensive underground utility relocation and infrastructure improvements. The campus will feature an integrated sustainable approach that aims to set the standard for urban water management. The project is pursuing LEED certification. Demolition and excavation began in January 2016 and the project is scheduled for completion in 2020.

Denver Water has occupied several buildings, therefore construction is being performed in phases. This phased approach has required extensive management and a proactive approach to avoid any disruption to the campus's ongoing work. As part of the overall project, all utility and earthwork were self-performed by Mortenson crews.

Facts And Figures

Denver Water


Warehouse: 29,000 square feet

Trade Shop and Central Plant: 41,000 square feet

Administration Building: 187,000 square feet

Wellness Center: 8,000 square feet

Meter Shop: 16,000 square feet

Fleet Building: 28,000 square feet

Wash Station: 7,000 square feet

Delivery Methods

CM at Risk

The Team