Stapleton Developers Envision Large Business Park for Denver

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“The interchange itself is a really major game-changer for us.” John Lehigh, left, president and chief operating officer of Forest City Stapleton (now Brookfield Properties), with K.C. Yasmer, center, director of office acquisitions, and Jim Crisman, senior vice president (Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver Post)

By: Howard Pankratz, The Denver Post

Developer Forest City Stapleton (now Brookfield Properties) is planning a large business development on Interstate 70 between downtown Denver and Denver International Airport.

“I think we’re the next office address for Denver,” said John Lehigh, president of Forest City Stapleton (now Brookfield Properties). “We aspire to do 10 million square feet. We have the capacity, the land and the entitlements to do whatever the market brings us.”

Lehigh said he envisions an area similar to the Denver Tech Center, with office buildings of three to 12 stories.

A handful of businesses and agencies, including a solar company, a food distributor and the FBI, are already located in Stapleton. Additionally, Drury Hotels is planning to build a 180-room, eight- or nine-story hotel,

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