Nearly 250,000 square feet of new commercial, industrial, office and manufacturing space is in the works at the Harmony Technology Park southwest of East Harmony Road and Lady Moon Drive.
Three separate projects include a 100,000-square-foot expansion of WilMarc Medical, which relocated its corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility to 10 acres it bought at HTP in 2016.
Two other facilities, an 81,000-square-foot office building primarily for medical offices and a 51,000-square-feet light industrial and warehouse space, are being proposed by MAVDevelopment, the owner and developer of Harmony Technology Park.
MAVD, owner of the 105-acre Harmony Technology Park, has proposed a new medical office building campus across from Banner Fort Collins Medical Center. (Photo: BHA Design)
A nursing/memory care facility and assisted living/independent living facility has also been proposed for the northwest corner of Technology Parkway and Precision Drive.
All projects are in the very earliest stages of the city’s review process. None has submitted a formal application yet.
WilMarc founder Marcia Coulson said it’s more important than every to bring manufacturing of medical devices back to the U.S. “We’re able to help with … reshoring efforts. Thankfully, we built our building at a really good time to have the capacity and capabilities to bring medical device manufacturing back to the U.S.”
The planned building will be adjacent to the existing building at 3420 Precision Drive, on the southernmost portion of the 105-acre technology park.
WilMarc, which manufactures tubing, filters and masks for ventilators, free of polyvinyl chloride or PVC, ramped up production during the COVID-19 crisis. “It was a challenge to hire people during COVID time,” Coulson said. “People were reluctant to come to work … but we were able to accomplish that and help out many of the hospitals that had shortages and were not able to get product from their suppliers in Mexico and China.”
Coulson said she hopes to begin construction as soon as it gets city approval. The new building will take between 18 months and two years to complete.
Ann Arbor, Michigan-based MAVDevelopment broke ground on the 105-acre park in 2008, with vanilla extract maker Rodelle starting construction almost immediately. That same year, the city approved creation of its first property-tax supported metropolitan district to finance construction of public improvements such as streets, water systems and trails to support the technology park.
The technology park, located near Intel, HP, Broadcom and Banner Fort Collins Medical Center, is approved for up to 1.3 million square feet of office space. It currently houses Harmony Commons — 10 acres of restaurants, brew pub and hotel — Rodelle, WilMarc, Brinkman, a development company that moved its Fort Collins headquarters there in 2014 and others.
MAVD has proposed an 81,000-square-foot office building they intend primarily for medical office space at 4750 Technology Parkway.
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The site is south of Timberwood Drive, east of Technology Parkway and west of Lady Moon Drive. The project includes a two- and three-story building campus connecting to an adjacent detention pond and surrounding trail.
Because of its proximity to medical services and a nursing home, the site “is ideal” for support services or independent medical practices, the company said in its preliminary design review application.
MAVD’s other project is a 51,000-square-foot single story building for new light industrial, warehouse and retail. The preliminary design review application does not state an end user, and MAVD officials did not immediately return calls for comment.
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