2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 09:07:14 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Gates Rubber site, Denver, Colorado - four developers
Cherokee and Lionstone
Redeveloping 80 Former Industrial Acres in the Heart of Denver

By Carol Carder
Rocky Mountain Construction (CO)
July 28, 2008

It's been a long time coming, but developers now are converting the former Gates Rubber Factory site in Denver from an eyesore to eye candy.

For more than 85 years the Gates Rubber Factory produced belts, hoses and tires for the automotive industry. Established in 1911, the company employed more than 6,000 workers in its heyday and was the sixth largest rubber company in the nation. In the 1980s the Gates Corp. began downsizing as it moved operations overseas, then closed its Denver location permanently in 1995.

The company's 80-acre site straddling South Broadway languished as a scar on the business landscape until Cherokee Investment Partners LLC bought 50 acres of the property in December 2001, knowing it was contaminated but with a full commitment to clean it up. A prime real estate location, the site lies just three miles south of downtown and seven miles from the Denver Tech Center and high-end southeast suburban residential areas. The adjacent Interstate 25 and three light rail lines will serve residents, office and shopper transportation needs.


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Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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