On January 5, the Boulder City Council gave its ok to a site review document that will see the repurposing of a former Macy’s outlet.
The project will also include the construction of some 12,000 square feet of new space.
As planned, the former store space at the Twenty Ninth Street outdoor mall, located at 1900 28th Street, will house some 160,000 square feet of office and retail space.
Of that total square footage, the vast majority, at just over 155,000 square feet, will be developed as Class A office space.
Even more, a new story will be built on top of a section of the building, raising that part of the structure from two levels to three.
What is being called Boulder 29 is being undertaken as a partnership that includes Macy’s and the Corum Real Estate Group of Denver.
Part of the repurposing plan will also see an upgrading of an existing outdoor plaza adjacent to the mall structure, with the addition of new shade structures and benches, among other amenities.
Also included as part of the project: the addition of photovoltaic features, and additional measures designed to allow for daylight in the center of the building.
According to city documents, the adaptive reuse of the former Macy’s store will “add to the diverse mix of the area and help to revitalize and upgrade” the mall itself.
A final approval of the project could be made by the city council in February.
The structure housing the Macy’s store was built in 1982 and was for decades the principal anchor tenant for the Twenty Ninth Street mall.
By Garry Boulard
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