Plans have been announced for the building out of a 620-acre site in metro Denver that will be used primarily for its rail access and connections.
Rocky Mountain Resources has announced that it wants to build what is being called the Rocky Mountain Rail Park near the intersection of I-10 and Manilla Road, roughly 30 miles to the east of downtown Denver.
That location, to the south of the Colorado Air and Space Port, will be served by a Union Pacific connection allowing for the rail transport of any number of goods, including possibly a variety of construction materials.
As envisioned, the location would see the building of a number of company distribution facilities and warehouses that need reliable rail transportation.
Rocky Mountain Resources, which has offices in Denver and Los Angeles and specializes in buying and developing industrial properties, will build for its own purposes on at least 150 acres of the park.
The project is in the process of securing approval from both the Union Pacific Railroad as well as Adams County.
Rocky Mountain Resources officials have said they expect to see work on the site beginning sometime next summer.
By Garry Boulard