Platte River Power Authority to discuss plans for new headquarters – Loveland Reporter-Herald

By Julia Rentsch

Reporter-Herald Employees Author

A rendering of the new Platte River Power Authority headquarters building.

A rendering of the new Platte River Power Authority headquarters constructing. (Platte River Power Authority / Courtesy picture)

The building plan for the new Platte River Power Authority headquarters building.

The constructing plan for the new Platte River Power Authority headquarters constructing. (Platte River Power Authority / Courtesy picture)

Platte River Power Authority, Loveland's supplier of wholesale power, will host an open home Tuesday to inform the general public concerning the utility's plans to construct a new headquarters constructing and broaden its Fort Collins campus.

The open home will happen on the firm's present headquarters, 2000 E. Horsetooth Street in Fort Collins, from four:30 to 6:30 p.m. The corporate intends to greet house owners of property adjoining to their headquarters location and reply their questions concerning the proposed undertaking.

Steve Roalstad, PRPA communications and advertising and marketing supervisor, stated building will start at a but-unknown date subsequent 12 months and sure proceed by way of 2021.

The present headquarters, which was constructed within the 1970s, can not meet the wants of the corporate's present workforce, nor can it accommodate future progress, a PRPA press launch says.

Moreover, the present constructing doesn't meet fashionable constructing codes or American Disabilities Act necessities.

The new constructing might be constructed at roughly the identical location because the outdated headquarters on an L-formed parcel of land bordered by Timberline Street, East Horsetooth Street and Danfield Court docket. The situation may also include substation, a fleet upkeep yard and a landscaped campus.


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PRPA gives wholesale energy to the cities of Loveland, Estes Park, Fort Collins and Longmont. PRPA's press supplies state that the corporate gives energy to these municipalities on the lowest wholesale charges within the state, and that the charges will stay the bottom even after the new headquarters constructing is full.

The utility estimates the price of the undertaking to be $42 million, paid for by way of a bond issued at favorable charges due to the group's standing. Prices for the constructing have been factored into PRPA's lengthy-vary planning and embrace a 2 p.c wholesale fee improve to the municipal house owners.

The corporate says a part of the rationale behind the new constructing's building is to present extra public entry to the constructing.

Plans for the new constructing embrace public parking areas, strolling and biking trails connecting to the regional path system, power-environment friendly design, and collaborative assembly house.

Julia Rentsch: 970-699-5404, jrentsch@reporter-herald.com

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