ECI SITE CONSTRUCTION SELECTED TO BUILD DOWNTOWN WESTMINSTER PLAZA.
Loveland, July 13, 2017.
ECI Site Construction, one of the state’s leading general contractors focused on highly complex river work and parks and recreation, announced that is has been selected by the city of Westminster, to build the Central Plaza and Phase 1 Streetscape. This development is to provide a multifaceted public space network, offer a variety of opportunities, functionality and uses emphasized by connections, and extensions into a newly established ‘downtown’ urban environment.
Although primarily landscaped with decorative pavers and concrete to accommodate full use of the plaza year-round, ample tree and shade cover as well as planted areas will create a diversity of environments. Key features of the Central Plaza include a seating knoll with seating walls, a custom granite gravity fountain that encourages year-round activity, and a custom stage that provides for informal seating and play when not in use. Informal seating is scattered throughout the site, providing opportunities for individual use, gatherings, and organized events. The Central Plaza construction will be the first public gathering space in Westminster’s new downtown development.
ECI’s CM/GC method was determined to be the best for the city because of the complexity of this project and ECI’s ability to maximize the available project budget while collaborating with the project team. This provides the opportunity to coordinate schedules with developers and integrate constructability with creative value engineering ideas and means / methods reviews and also allows construction to start sooner than a standard design/bid/build.
“ We’re thrilled to be a part of this project that will create a shared vision for the future,” said Kevin Bringle, Project Manager for ECI Site Construction.
Construction is expected to start late July and is looking to be completed in late summer 2018.
The project is being designed by WENK and Associates.
ABOUT ECI SITE CONSTRUCTION
ECI Site Construction is a forward-thinking local general contractor and construction manager specializing in building a sense of community in cities across the state of Colorado. Whether we use our CM/GC or DESIGN-BUILD approach, we pride our self in delivering projects that blend downtown redevelopment, park and sports venues and natural area restoration. We create urban environments that stimulate a renewed sense of belonging. Founded in 1980, ECI has grown to a million-dollar organization with offices in Northern Colorado and Denver Metro, making it one of the largest park contractors in the state of Colorado.