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Opus Invests in Denver with Plans for 3.9-Million-Square-Foot Master-Planned Industrial Development on 316-Acre Airport Submarket Site

Opus is investing in the Denver Metro area for the long term with a 316-acre, 3.9 million-square-foot master-planned development in Aurora, Colo.

The dynamic business park, located at the southeast corner of 56th Avenue and Harvest Mile Road, is strategically located in the growth trajectory for Aurora. With direct access to both E-470 and I-70, Sun Empire will appeal to a wide range of users who want to easily reach the Denver Metro and the greater Front Range market. Just three miles from Denver International Airport, air cargo terminals are minutes away.

The Sun Empire master plan proposes speculative buildings ranging in size from 200,000 to 625,000 square feet, with the ability to expand to 1 million square feet.

Phase I Underway

The initial phase includes two buildings totaling 826,300​ square feet.

A 203,800-square-foot building will feature:

  • front park/rear load
  • 38 dock doors
  • 248 vehicle parking stalls
  • 56 trailer parking stalls
  • 32-foot clear height
 
The 622,500-square-foot building will feature:

  • Cross-dock configuration
  • 110 dock doors
  • 415 vehicle parking stalls
  • 85 trailer parking stalls
  • 40-foot clear height
The 40-foot clear height is uncommon in the Denver market and will accommodate the ever-changing needs of users with larger stacking requirements.

Completion of the first phase is anticipated in late 2023.

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Sun Empire is a joint venture with Principal Real Estate Investors.