LAKEWOOD, COLO. — The Highlands Ranch Metro District, along with Pinkard Construction and Eidos Architects, has begun construction on the renovation and addition to the District’s service center facility. The project scope includes an interior renovation of the existing service center building to allow for added office spaces, conference, break and lunchroom areas, locker rooms (with added fixtures) and overall interior finish upgrades. New construction will consist of a 6,000 square foot fleet services building and shops and storage buildings totaling 7,400 square feet located in the center of the existing yard area. The cost of construction is currently estimated at $5.7 million. “[Pinkard] understood all the key components of the project. They understood the big picture of the project,” said Carrie Ward, Director of Parks, Recreation and Open Space for Highlands Ranch Metro District. “[Pinkard’s Team] had already started thinking about phasing because obviously, this is an owner-occupied project so they’ve got to work around all that.” The existing 12,000 square foot service center was constructed in 1999 for the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department and provides workspaces for administration, recreation, planning, facilities, parks, parkways, park services, open space, forestry, and fleet sections. Construction on the renovation began in September and is expected to conclude in August of 2021. This project will mark Pinkard’s eighth municipal fleet and maintenance facility and their 243rd renovation/expansion project along the Colorado Front Range.