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G.E. Johnson selected for Visual Arts Building

G.E. Johnson senior project manager Jerry Snyder and project engineer Ashley Fritz will handle the U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters interior buildout.

G.E. Johnson senior project manager Jerry Snyder and project engineer Ashley Fritz will handle the U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters interior buildout.

Colorado Springs-based G.E. Johnson Construction Co. has been awarded a contract to build a $27 million visual arts building at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.

The two-level 83,750-square-foot facility will contain studios for drawing, sculpture, metalworking, ceramics, printmaking and related support facilities.

Johnson will pursue U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environment Design Silver certification for the project, with a goal of achieving a zero net energy consumption building, said spokesman Al Slattery.

The project architect is Malone Belton Able of Sheridan, Wyo., in association with THA Architecture of Portland, Ore.

Construction is expected to begin during July 2010.

USOC HQ busy again

In related news, work on the build-out of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s upper four floors at 27 S. Tejon St. is under way.

GEJ project engineer Ashley Fritz said that Oz Architecture will design the interior layout.

Fritz, who along with Jerry Snyder and superintendent Dan Edwards managed construction of the shell building, said tenant improvements will be complete by March 1, 2010.

Hangar sold

Perry Park Investments of Larkspur has purchased an executive aircraft hanger at 1055 Aviation Way in the Colorado Springs Airport Business Part for $225,000 from High Valley Group of Colorado Springs.

This is the Pikes Peak region’s largest hangar sale during the past year.

Each party represented themselves, said Chic Myers of Executive Aviation Services, the new owner’s management company. The 11,000-square-foot hangar includes offices and lounge.

In addition, Perry Park Investments is building a 20,000-square foot hangar at 5765 Taxi Way. The hangar is scheduled for completion during early 2010 and will be 90 percent full when it opens.

“The Colorado Springs Airport is considered one of the more underdeveloped (airports) in the country for its size,” Myers said.

There’s been little in the way of new construction for several years — not since Rob Martin and Dick Janitell built their facilities.

The new hangar, also managed by EAS, will provide the only lease space available for business aircraft, executive offices and pilot rooms for use by tenants, and includes access to the on-site fuel farm.

Perry Park Investments currently holds an option for another 20,000 hangar in the same complex with a projection of commencing construction within 18 to 24 months.

Service Master leases

Service Master of Colorado Springs has leased an 11,400-square-foot building at 3401 N. El Paso St. to accommodate business expansion.

The landlord, Ed Statter, and the tenant were represented by Charley Conrad of Olive Real Estate Group.

Becky Hurley covers real estate for the Colorado Springs Business Journal.

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