Windsor, Colorado has long been home to a multitude of companies related to natural resources. Located equidistant from Interstate Highways 70 and 80, companies such as Vestas, Halliburton, Owens Illinois, and Metal One are able to service the region by virtue of the logistics solutions provided at the Great Western Industrial Park.
Characterized by the ability to accommodate its tenants’ supply chain needs with flexible sites and dual rail interchanges connecting to Union Pacific and BNSF, the 3,000 acre master-planned development is managed by OmniTRAX, Inc., one of the largest privately held transportation services companies in North America and a subsidiary of the BROE Group.
In conjunction with the many rail-based successes at the park, OmniTRAX is proud to announce it has partnered with Colliers International to introduce 380 acres of recently approved industrial and mixed-use land located in the West End of the park providing future tenants a larger array of solutions at the park.
Industrial buildings from 60,000 to 1,000,000 square feet, a state-of-the-art business park, and retail amenities have all been designed. The park offers Build-to-Suit options for lease or sale and land for sale with 5 to 200 Acre sites. Pricing will start at $2.95/SF, representing strong value compared to infill Denver sites.
TJ Smith of Colliers International believes the western sites will attract companies outside of the energy sector and is excited at the opportunity to bring awareness to users: “GWIP has always been on the radar for heavy industrial users with rail, and will continue to be. However, now we have the opportunity to expand our marketing efforts to all industrial/flex users. Pricing is competitive, OmniTRAX provides unrivaled service from the start to finish, and we look forward to expanding this already impressive industrial park. “
In an industrial market with users scrambling for suitable sites, proximity to the primary distribution corridor of I-70 is becoming less of a requirement for many. With the looming re-development of Colorado’s main east/west interstate, the market has seen the beginnings of a shift to alternative routes.
The I-25 corridor is in the path of growth, with 2.5 million square feet of product completed and/or entitled with leasing velocity that has absorbed almost all of the available space. Developers are continuing to bet on locations further north from Denver to serve the growing population of the Northern Colorado region, and as users have started to communicate fears of delays on I-70.
The Great Western Industrial Park will draw users unwilling to contend with the additional delays for the next 3-5 years during construction. The size, flexibility, and dual rail service differentiates it from competitive sites and the vast talent pool of Northern Colorado make it a great location for new or expanding industry.
“With the industrial renaissance occurring in the U.S., we are seeing an increased focus from companies on the efficiencies of their supply chain. Great Western Industrial Park will work diligently with companies, large and small, to fill their logistics needs. We are extremely proud to partner with the Colliers team to help drive job creation and economic growth in Northern Colorado and the State of Colorado”, said Erik Halverson, Vice President, Industrial Development-OmniTRAX.
The town of Windsor has been extremely receptive to prospective users at the park, providing incentive options that include tax relief and fast-track approval for site acquisition and/or facility development. Much of the parks infrastructure is already installed and OmniTRAX will move quickly to meet demand.
“Rail Made Easy” still defines a large portion of the user base and opportunities at the Great Western Industrial Park. However, OmniTRAX and Colliers are extremely excited at the prospect of the new Western sites, fostering greater opportunity to accommodate a wide variety of industrial users in Colorado.