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Lowry AFB Redevelopment

Matrix provided construction management, transportation engineering, and program management support to the Lowry Redevelopment Authority for the award-winning redevelopment of Lowry Air Force Base, closed in 1994 as part of the Base Realignment and Closure process.

Our team oversaw all project design and construction, entitlements, demolition, maintenance, environmental clean-up, and project turnover on nearly 50 miles of roadway and utility work, multiple open-channel stormwater projects, parks, and open space features.

Site planning for drainage included the 8,100-foot Westerly Creek Dam and the 560-foot Kelly Road Dam that together provide regional flood control for Denver and Aurora. The plan utilized both major and minor on-site drainage systems to replace the undersized Air Force system.

The site spans roughly 2,000 acres, and its successful conversion into a mixed-use community at a cost of $500 million is nearly complete. The final phase of development is focused on Boulevard One, a 70-acre, urban neighborhood at the former Defense Finance Center campus.

Redevelopment planning and design efforts included:

  • Utilities & Infrastructure Master Plans
  • Trunk Roadway Design
  • Construction Document Preparation
  • Residential Parcel Platting
  • Drainage Master Planning
  • Construction Designs & Specifications
  • Sanitary Sewer System Design
  • Water Supply Planning & Design
  • Storm Sewer Discharge Design
  • Overlot Grading Plans
  • Stormwater Modeling in CUHP- SWMM
  • Detailed Hydraulic Analysis
  • Cost Projections for Bond Sales
  • Wetland Impact & Mitigation Strategies
  • Construction Documents for Drainage Improvements & Water Features

Drainage master planning and design work included:

  • Program Management
  • Infrastructure Master Planning & Design
  • Site Planning & Design
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cost Modeling & Value Engineering
  • Roadway & Utility System Design
  • Entitlement Coordination
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Land Surveying
  • Construction Services

Program and Construction Management work included:

  • Budgeting & Accounting
  • Phasing & Sequencing
  • Design Coordination
  • Procurement
  • Estimating
  • Contract Administration
  • Field Services
  • Survey Support
  • Environmental Support
  • Agency Liaison Services
  • HOA Support