Confluent Development, with the assistance of the City of Wheat Ridge, assembled four parcels with separate ownerships to create Kipling Ridge Marketplace, a mixed-use development located at 38th St. and Kipling in Wheat Ridge, Colo. The project highlights how a public-private partnership can transform a blighted corner into a viable mixed-use destination.
As the city’s largest redevelopment project in almost 30 years, the infill project is anchored by a 27,000-square-foot Sprout’s Farmers Market with other parcels including a 2,100-square-foot redeveloped Starbucks, and a 58,000-square-foot MorningStar Senior Living facility and a planned retail development.
Replacing a dilapidated cluster of predominantly vacant buildings that lacked any significant retail sales tax generation to the city, Confluent also provided significant public improvements including removing blighted buildings, installing a new storm drainage system, upgrading the project’s surrounding road system, widening Kipling Street, improving 38th Street with street lighting and adding decorative project lighting.
Fitch served as the architect for the Sprouts development with Saunders Construction as the general contractor. For the Starbucks project, Studio DH was the architect and Pioneer Construction was the general contractor. Rosemann & Associates served as the architect and Catamount Constructors as the general contractor for MorningStar of Wheat Ridge.
Sprouts Farmers Market
Confluent Development, with the assistance of the City of Wheat Ridge, created Kipling Ridge Marketplace, a mixed-use development located at 38th St. and Kipling in Wheat Ridge, Colo. As the city’s largest redevelopment project in almost 30 years, the infill project is anchored by a 27,000-square-foot Sprout’s Farmers Market.
- Address: 3725 Kipling St, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
- Located within Kipling Ridge development
- 27,000 square feet
- Architect:Fitch, General Contractor: Saunders Construction
- 6.3-acre site
- Valued at more than $24 million
- Broke ground in June 2014, completed in November 2015