Stargate Groundbreaking in Denver Business Journal

$51 million school project breaks ground in Thornton

Molly Armbrister

Reporter- Denver Business Journal

A $51 million K-12 charter school broke ground in Thornton Thursday, a development at Interstate 25 and 144th Avenue.

Stargate school has an enrollment goal of 1,600 students, with 159,000 square feet in two academic buildings, a field house and an amphitheater designed by Denver-based Slaterpaull Hord Coplan Macht on a 43-acre site. Centennial-based JHL Constructors will build the school.

The development also includes five acres of retail or other commercial space, but plans for that portion of the project are not yet firm.

The school is scheduled to open in time for the school year beginning in fall 2016. The development is a public-private partnership between Stargate School, the city of Thornton, the design and construction teams, private investors and the landowner.

The overall development includes another 22 acres that can be developed in the future. See the full article.