Plans have now been announced for the construction of a 355,000 square foot building that will house both a furniture warehouse and showroom on the northeast side of Colorado Springs.
The Denver-based American Furniture Warehouse says the structure will be built on some 25 acres to the southeast of the intersection of Woodmen Road and Powers Boulevard.
The project is expected to cost around $25 million to complete.
The company already has an up and running facility in Colorado Springs measuring around 145,000 square feet that it opened two decades ago on the northwest side of the city.
The new location has been long in the planning stage, with the American Furniture Warehouse purchasing the site in the spring of 2011.
The new combined showroom and warehouse is tracking population trends on the northeast side of Colorado Springs, which has seen a double-digit growth in residential construction in recent years.
Originally opening in 1975, American Furniture Warehouse is one of the largest furniture stores in the West, with locations in Colorado, Arizona, and Texas.
Its locations vary in size: two years ago the company announced the construction of two locations in metro Houston, one measuring 355,000 square feet and the other just under 499,000 square feet.
Work on the new Colorado Springs site could begin this fall, with a rough completion date of late 2022.
By Garry Boulard
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