BROOMFIELD, Colo. – A shovel of soil has officially kicked off the final phase of office consolidation for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The project will move CDA's Inspection and Consumer Services division to Broomfield, where the main office is located, and will include three laboratories including metrology, animal health, and biochemistry. The new facility will replace the almost 50-year-old facility located in Denver.
"This office consolidation will create a more efficient and effective work environment for our staff while creating a "one-stop" shop for our agricultural customers. It's exciting to know that, in just over a year, our new laboratories will be up and running to continue providing the consumer protection efforts that affect every person in Colorado," said Commissioner of Agriculture, Don Brown.
The project includes 6,000 square foot of renovation to the existing building at 305 Interlocken Parkway in Broomfield and construction of a new 27,000 square foot facility next door. Unique components include humidity and vibration controls in addition to a variety of specialty equipment in the biochemistry labs. The project is slated for completion in early 2019 and will be pursuing LEED Certification.