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Buying Industrial Properties

Industrial uses, both light and heavy, often require special zoning and special infrastructure. As historically industrial neighborhoods around Colorado evolve to become residential-, office- and retail-centric, scrutinizing every industrial property for a specific use becomes increasingly important. Keep these principals in mind for industrial real estate searches and contact REC broker Liz Leder with questions:

  1. Always check the zoning. For example, Denver County will treat the installation of a paint booth differently than Jefferson or Adams counties. And an existing paint booth may require no approval even though the installation of a new paint booth would be prohibited. Conversely, if planned modifications to a space require a building permit, the municipality might have the authority to enforce the removal of an existing paint booth.
  2. Always check for neighborhood design guidelines. Many industrial buildings around Denver are located in business parks with mandatory design standards. These business parks often require specific construction materials (expensive masonry compared with more affordable steel siding) and often outlaw outdoor storage entirely.
  3. Always check for historic designations. A building's historic designation by the city, state or federal government can prevent modifications to both the exterior and interior of a building. But the importance of confirming the existence of a neighborhood historic district should also not be overlooked as it may prevent certain uses entirely or require additional use approval steps that can delay construction and the receipt of occupancy permits.
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Buying Industrial Properties

Industrial uses, both light and heavy, often require special zoning and special infrastructure. As historically industrial neighborhoods around Colorado evolve to become residential-, office- and retail-centric, scrutinizing every industrial property for a specific use becomes increasingly important. Keep these principals in mind for industrial real estate searches and contact REC broker Liz Leder with questions:

  1. Always check the zoning. For example, Denver County will treat the installation of a paint booth differently than Jefferson or Adams counties. And an existing paint booth may require no approval even though the installation of a new paint booth would be prohibited. Conversely, if planned modifications to a space require a building permit, the municipality might have the authority to enforce the removal of an existing paint booth.
  2. Always check for neighborhood design guidelines. Many industrial buildings around Denver are located in business parks with mandatory design standards. These business parks often require specific construction materials (expensive masonry compared with more affordable steel siding) and often outlaw outdoor storage entirely.
  3. Always check for historic designations. A building's historic designation by the city, state or federal government can prevent modifications to both the exterior and interior of a building. But the importance of confirming the existence of a neighborhood historic district should also not be overlooked as it may prevent certain uses entirely or require additional use approval steps that can delay construction and the receipt of occupancy permits.
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