(For more retail coverage, click GlobeSt.com/RETAIL.)

WESTMINSTER, CO-Forest City officially broke ground today on the Orchard Town Center. When it is completed, it could have as much as 1.2 million sf of space. The Orchard Town Center, 188 acres of a 215-acre site Forest City is taking down from the City of Westminster already has about 460,000 sf leased, John Tindall, project developer of Forest City Commercial Properties tells GlobeSt.com.

Anchor tenants so far include Foley’s, which will be open as a Macy’s; J.C. Penney; a 12-screen AMC Theatre that is expandable up to 16 screens; and a Super Target.

Tindall admits that Forest City is not alone in bringing new retail to the northern corridor where much of the Denver-area’s growth is expected. Orchard Town Center is located at West 144th Avenue and Interstate 25. “There is a lot of stuff on the boards,” Tindall tells GlobeSt.com. “But I think there are a couple of things that set us apart. If you look at the site up the street at local developer Jordon Perlmutter’s development, they’re a power center and were a town center.

“We are a totally different tenant mix. We’re going to have some big-box tenants, but we’re going to have some high-fashion anchor stores, too,” Tindall says. Although the development is much smaller than the $4 billion Stapleton redevelopment, it ultimately will have many of the same characteristics, he says.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?


© 2023 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from www.copyright.com. All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.


GlobeSt Net Lease Spring 2024Event

This conference brings together the industry's most influential & knowledgeable real estate executives from the net lease sector.

Get More Information


Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join GlobeSt.com now!

  • Free unlimited access to GlobeSt.com's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.