Denver Water Operations Complex
Denver Water Operations Complex Redevelopment / DenverCO
Is there a sustainable approach to urban water management?

Mortenson was selected to deliver the redevelopment of Denver Water's existing 34-acre campus in the Sun Valley neighborhood. The property serves as Denver Water's main campus, housing its administration and operations buildings.

The project includes the construction of eight new buildings and structures, two remodeled buildings, and extensive underground utility relocation and infrastructure improvements. The campus features an integrated sustainable approach that aims to set the standard for urban water management. The project achieved Platinum, Gold, and Silver levels of LEED certification. Demolition and excavation began in January 2016 and the project was completed in 2020.

Denver Water occupied several buildings, therefore construction was performed in phases. This phased approach required extensive management and a proactive approach to avoid any disruption to the campus's ongoing work. As part of the overall project, all utility and earthwork were self-performed by Mortenson crews.

Facts And Figures

Denver Water


Warehouse: 29,000SF

Trade Shop and Central Plant: 41,000SF

Administration Building: 187,000SF

Wellness Center: 8,000SF

Meter Shop: 16,000SF

Fleet Building: 28,000SF

Wash Station: 7,000SF

Delivery Methods

CM at Risk

The Team