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Company News A M King Completes First Retail Project in Colorado Springs

Apr 11, 2018

Colorado Springs, CO—A M King, a fully integrated Design-Build firm, has completed the first phase of Colorado Springs’ newest development, a high-end, mixed-use center set atop the plateau at the intersection of two major thoroughfares– Briargate Parkway and Chapel Hills Drive.

The first phase of Highlands at Briargate includes four separate buildings totaling more than 20,000 square feet with space for nine tenants. Leases have been signed with the following brands: Smashburger, Einstein Bros. Bagels/Caribou Coffee, Basil & Barley Pizzeria Napoletana, Verizon Wireless, Massage Heights, and Chuy’s Tex Mex. This will be the first location in Colorado Springs for both Chuy’s and Basil & Barley.

The complexity of this development was magnified due to significant challenges presented on the project site.  More than 15 underground springs were found once construction commenced, requiring remediation of the springs and the enlargement of an existing detention pond to accommodate 40 acres of the project area.  Grading and elevation changes necessitated the construction of multiple levels of retaining walls exceeding 18 feet in height and retaining approximately 80,000 cubic yards of fill dirt for building pads for the multiple buildings.

The project is spearheaded by The Keith Corporation (TKC), a N.C.-based developer that specializes in Office, Retail, Healthcare and Industrial development and has projects in 34 states and four countries. TKC partnered with A M King for design and construction of the retail phase and will continue to utilize A M King’s services throughout the next phases of development, including design and construction of a two-story Medical Office Building. When complete, the complex will offer high-end shopping, dining, entertainment and medical services spread out over 50 acres.

TKC Retail Broker, Graeme Keith, III stated that, “We’re thrilled about the opening of The Highlands at Briargate and have some exciting plans for future phases in the project. We hope to bring several more retailers and restaurants to The Highlands for their first location in Colorado Springs. This property is uniquely situated on a plateau that allows for breathtaking views of Pikes Peak, the Front Range and the Air Force Academy. That, coupled with the strong demographics, make this site ideal for restaurants and higher-end medical, which will follow shortly in mid-2018.”

“We are proud to be part of this premier project in Colorado and look forward to continuing to work with The Keith Corporation on future phases of development,” says George Lehnerer, A M King Business Unit Leader.

About A M King

A M King is an integrated design-build firm based in Charlotte, NC that consistently and successfully delivers quality projects throughout the United States. With an experienced team committed to protecting clients’ assets, the company provides property consulting, design and engineering, construction and facility services in the sectors of commercial, healthcare and medical, food processing, food distribution and industrial manufacturing properties. A M King’s exemplary track record demonstrates that the company is focused on its mission to be the best in the industry.

About The Keith Corporation

THE KEITH CORPORATION is a full-service commercial real estate firm headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Founded in 1989, TKC cultivates trust and communication with their clients, by creating a fully customized approach to building the ideal product. The TKC product types range from single and multi-tenant retail, to high-rise office buildings, to state-of-the-art healthcare projects to industrial warehouses and manufacturing facilities. TKC has completed projects in every region of the United States, as well as in Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.