The first phase at Quantum 56, a Class A, six-building, 868,360-square-foot industrial park situated west of I-25 on 56th Ave, developed by Hines, has broken ground. Phase I, featuring three buildings totaling 581,250 square feet of warehouse/manufacturing space, is set to be completed in Q2 2024.

Quantum 56 is designed by Ware Malcomb and is being constructed by Arch-Con Corporation.

Essex Financial Group secured the construction loan for Phase I. The loan was provided by one of Essex’s correspondent life insurance company relationships.

Jason White, Mitchell Zatz, and Carmon Hicks of JLL will lead the leasing efforts on behalf of Hines. Essex’s Capital Markets team was led by Blaire Butler, Cooper Williams, and Matt Perigard.

“We are thrilled to introduce Quantum 56, the cutting-edge business and logistics park that will set new standards in Denver,” Jason White, managing director at JLL Denver. “With its strategic location surrounded by a vibrant community, this property offers unparalleled opportunities for businesses seeking premium industrial space with unique urban-like amenities in a premier location adjacent to downtown Denver.”

Phase I will be comprised of three buildings: Building 1 (350,400 SF) a 36’ clear cross-dock building offering ample trailer parking, along with Building 2 (121,600 SF) and Building 3 (109,250 SF), both 32’ clear rear-loaded buildings at varying depths. At completion, Building 1 will be the only available cross-dock for lease within the North Central submarket.

Phase II offers available build-to-suit opportunities at Building 4 (157,080 SF) and additional compact owner-user opportunities at Building 5 (68,752 SF) and Building 6 (61,500 SF). Building 6 boasts a rare aquifer beneath the structure, providing an additional water source for heavy users and reducing reliance on the utility provider. Included in Phase I is the completion of the extensive amenities centrally located within Quantum 56, including a 1.6-acre park with a full-sized basketball court, picnic tables, and a walking path.

“North Central Denver is a fast-growing submarket, and occupier demand for Class-A industrial space continues to outpace existing supply,” said Courtney Schneider, director at Hines. “Delivering Quantum 56 to the region will capitalize on this increased demand for best-in-class, well-located industrial space.”

Designed to cater to a diverse range of tenants, Quantum 56 will offer ample capacity for large-scale distribution and manufacturing users as well as smaller single-occupier/owner-user buildings. The industrial park is situated in unincorporated Adams County which provides a strong sales tax advantage (4.75%) compared to the higher rates (surrounding areas all totaling over 8%) in the surrounding incorporated areas, making it an ideal choice for businesses with showroom or customer pickup operations.

“With its innovative features, prime location, and tax advantages, Quantum 56 is poised to be a magnet for businesses seeking a competitive edge,” added White. “Its convenient access to major transportation routes and highways ensures seamless connectivity for streamlined logistics, allowing occupiers to efficiently reach customers, suppliers, and distribution hubs. We are confident that Quantum 56 will be a valuable asset to the Denver community and its businesses.”