Community Planning

Community planning is about more than just building and expanding – it’s valuing the people who live in the area and working with a vision not only for the current project but for future years to come. Whether a project is residential, commercial, or municipal, community planners need to consider the needs of the whole… Read more »

Construction Begins Today for a Baseline-Designed Project in Garden City!

Over the last four years, Baseline has worked in collaboration with Garden City on its 8th Avenue Realignment & Rehabilitation project where we’ve completed survey, traffic analysis, and conceptual and final design for realignment and rehabilitation spanning over five City blocks. Click here for more on this exciting project.  

Register for Land & Development Conference

If you’re involved in Colorado real estate, you know how difficult it is to keep up with key issues such as land-demand projections, navigating the entitlement process and major infrastructure projects along the Front Range.  On the morning of Tuesday, September 17, the Colorado Real Estate Journal along with NAIOP and Cassidy Turley will bring… Read more »

Key to Senior Housing – Give Them Community

By Noah Nemmers, PE “Over the next 25 years, seniors will double in number to 70 million and represent 20 percent of the population – a first in the United States.” – Ecumen With stats like these, no wonder Colorado’s largest gathering of senior housing developers, investors, operators, brokers, lenders and real estate professionals turned… Read more »

Will QR Codes Replace Paper Building Permits?

By Vince Harris, AICP What started out as an idea by New York City’s Buildings Commissioner, Robert LiMandri, may find its way to Denver.  Engineering News-Record’s “QR Codes Unlocking Secrets of NYC Building Permits” reports LiMandri is using QR codes to hold building project information so viewers can access it through their smartphones. LiMandri got the… Read more »

Jeffco Innovators Echo Encouraging Signs for Real Estate

By Noah Nemmers, PE, PLS & Vince Harris, AICP If you’re looking for signs the real estate market is turning around, Colorado has plenty–especially in Baseline’s home county.  Baseline Corporation was proud to be a sponsor of last month’s 2012 South Jeffco Innovators Real Estate Event from the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation (Jeffco EDC).  Consisting… Read more »

A + B Bidding Provides Alternative Approach

By Chris Rundall, P.E., LEED AP I know A+B Bidding has been around for awhile, but I didn’t have a reason to research it until recently.  I was discussing alternative approaches to construction bidding with a local contractor in Steamboat Springs, and he mentioned this approach to project bidding: ______________________________________________________________________________  A + B x (the… Read more »

Colorado Transportation Funding

By Chris Rundall Here in Colorado, consumers pay a 40.4 cents-per-gallon tax on gasoline: of this tax, 18.4 cents goes to the federal government and 22 cents goes to the state.  The state tax portion, which funds maintenance and improvements to our state’s roads and bridges, has not changed since 1991.  However, inflation and improved vehicle… Read more »

Lessons Learned about Low-impact Development

By Noah Nemmers, PE Low-impact development (LID) is a term used to describe a land planning and engineering design approach to managing storm water runoff. LID emphasizes conservation and use of on-site natural features to protect water quality. This approach implements engineered small-scale hydrologic controls to replicate the pre-development hydrologic regime of watersheds through infiltrating, filtering, storing, evaporating, and detaining runoff close to its source. Baseline has been involved in numerous… Read more »