Reve Pearl District

Southern Land Company 

3000 Pearl | Boulder, CO

244 Units

6 Acres

108,700 SF Office Space

24,500 SF Retail Space

42% Open Space

Trestle Strategy Group is working with Southern Land Company to manage the Site Review and entitlement processes for this 6-acre mixed use project located in the Boulder Junction.  Reve Pearl District incorporates a full integration of uses for the greater community.  By providing a variety of housing types, a wide range of office and retail space, engaging restaurant spaces, and a high level of pedestrian and bicycle open space all centered on the Boulder and Left Hand Ditch channel, Reve will be a true destination for Boulder. Learn more at the project's specific website by clicking here

Along with OZ Architecture and a rendering company based in China, Trestle helped develop a video flythrough of Reve to better demonstrate the project's vision, scale, variety of uses, and sense of place. The flythrough had a profound positive impact when presented to City of Boulder's City Council and staff and helped result in the successful entitlement of the project.  

The Hopper

Science Galaxy


2525 Frontier Ave | Boulder, CO

10,000 SF

Use Review

Museum Based Scientific Learning Experiences

Trestle is guiding Science Galaxy through the City of Boulder's entitlement process. The Hopper provides an opportunity for families to learn from inquiry-based STEAM experiences in a safe an innovative manner. You will find a personalized menu of science and tech challenges that encourages families to explore, build, play, and eat. It is an inspiring gathering space that fosters a sense of belonging, a fluid layout that is nimble and changing, with an educational emphasis on process over content. The Hopper prioritizes skill development over knowledge through four key learning concepts: critical thinking, conservation, curiosity, and creativity. Additionally, The Hopper’s five key learning strategies help translate aspirations and ideas into experiences and environments. These strategies are self discovery, real world innovation, multi-generational group learning, hands on challenges, and stimulating environment.

Boulder could ban redevelopment in eastern opportunity zone - Daily Camera, December 15, 2018

Strategic Catalytic Downtown Development Planning



Parker, CO

Community Engagement

Market Analysis

Downtown Catalytic Development Planning

4 Parcels

30+ Acres 

The Town of Parker and the Parker Authority for Reinvestment (P3) owns four parcels of land in their downtown area that are either vacant or underutilized. The four parcels total roughly 30 acres and represent a unique opportunity for catalytic in-fill development that will further activate the surrounding Downtown Parker area. Previous attempts to develop these parcels have been met with significant community pushback and a lack of Town Council alignment. The goal of the project is to generate community and Town Council consensus on the future development opportunity for these four parcels and to then identify a developer(s) who will enter into a development agreement with the Town. This project offers a critical opportunity to strategically engage the community around community benefit in the downtown area, analyze market demand and opportunity, and also building strategic networks and capacities for the larger economic and social growth throughout the entire Parker community.

Click HERE to view the project’s Story Map.

Click HERE to view the project’s Strategic Framework.

Mockingbird in Fabulous Gunbarrel Green

East View Inc.

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6700 Lookout Rd. | Boulder

Mixed Use

26 Residential Units - 32,900 SF

Food Hall - 14,000 SF

Hostel - 11,000 SF

Office - 7,000 SF

Retail - 6,800 SF

Trestle is supporting East View Inc. entitle a mixed-use community in the Gunbarrel Community of Boulder. Teaming up with STOK, and Grimshaw Architects, Mockingbird in Fabulous Gunbarrel Green will be a unique community asset for all of Boulder. Following the design principles of environmental health + wellness; meaningful community engagement + informed responsive design; innovation-driven performance + sustainable building practices; and functional, assimilated landscaping + water management, our team strives to pioneer a timeless community hub that supports the needs of the community. 

To learn more, click HERE to view the Concept Report submitted to the City of Boulder. 

Macy’s Adaptive Reuse

Corum Real Estate Development

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Boulder, CO

Site Review

157,800 SF

30% Open Space

Trestle is guiding Corum Real Estate Development and Macy’s through the City of Boulder’s entitlement process to adaptive reuse the existing Macy’s retail store in Boulder’s 29th Street Mall. Along with Shears Adkins Rockmore Architects, the project team believes an adaptive reuse of the building will reinvigorate the north end of the mall by providing an activated space that bolsters retail sales for both the shopping center and the surrounding community.

Ponderosa Community Stabilization Program


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Boulder, CO

68 Units

Resiliency Planning

Public Engagement

Resident Leadership Committee 

Trestle Strategy along with Michael Baker InternationalCaddis ArchitectureJVA EngineeringJB Fieldworks, and CLACE are building ontop of the Trestle and City of Boulder’s previous West Fourmile Annexation Scenarios Study and Design Charette project and are continuing to identify community resiliency opportunities for the Ponderosa Mobile Home Park. Tasked with designing and implementing a resident engagement process to provide opportunities for meaningful resident input, ongoing updates, and more generally promoting the goal of minimizing resident displacement; collaborate with the City and Rebuild by Design to design and facilitate a resident-centered resilient community design process that informs community infrastructure, land tenure models, and home design; and manage the securing of entitlements, including annexation, land use and zoning changes.

The Concept Plan for the Ponderosa Community Stabilization project was submitted to the City of Boulder on April 16th, 2018.  The City is reviewing the conceptual plans for the annexation.  The plans will be discussed at a public hearing with the Planning Board at 6:00pm on Thursday, June 7th, 2018 in the Municipal Building, 1777 Broadway, 2nd Floor.  Interpretation services will be available.

Click HERE to view the Concept Plan Submittal in English.

Click HERE to view the Concept Plan Submittal in Spanish.

Click HERE to view the Path to Resilient Mobile & Manufactured Homes report. 

Click HERE to view the Key Interventions For Building a Resilient Mobile Home Park document. 

McCaslin Parcel O Redevelopment Study

City of Louisville


Louisville, CO

44 acres

Redevelopment Scenario Analysis

Community Engagement

Regulatory Analysis and Recommendation

Trestle assisted Economic & Planning Systems (EPS) with the City of Louisville’s McCaslin Parcel O Redevelopment Study. This redevelopment study identified the opportunities for the McCaslin commercial area that will encourage retail vibrancy, commercial health, and a desirable place for the community to gather. Ensuring a vibrant retail corridor is vital to the long term fiscal health of the City and a thoughtful mix of real estate options that fosters quality long-term tenants and encourages residents and visitors to enjoy the area is necessary for the area to remain viable.

Trestle analyzed the complex regulations for the 44 acre area to identify all opportunities and restrictions in a redevelopment scenario and spearheaded the community outreach and engagement for this community project. The robust and thorough engagement process brought the community together and created a vision for the future. 

Please visit the McCaslin Parcel O Redevelopment project website for more.

Daily Camera article: Louisville to explore partial redevelopment of land encompassing former Sam's Club site

View the Final Report here.

Strategic Real Estate Planning

The Nature Conservancy

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Boulder, CO

16,000 SF

Strategic Facility Planning

Market Analysis

Cost Analysis

Scenario Development

Trestle conducted a strategic real estate planning study for The Nature Conservancy’s Boulder location. The study evaluated future real estate scenarios for the existing building, considered existing market conditions, and outlined recommendations to enable the organization to make strategic real estate and financial decisions.

Grandview Apartments

Grandview Ave. LLC

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1138 Grandview Ave. | Boulder, CO

.45 Acres

22 Units

College Student Apartments

eGo CarShare on Site

Trestle lead the entitlement process of a 22 unit apartment building remodel. Teaming up with Grandview Ave LLC., Studio Development Services, Studio Architecture, Deneuve Construction, The Sanitas Group, and Outside LA, Grandview Ave is planned for redevelopment according to four key fundamental elements: mobility and transportation options | smart, practical, and innovative; public spaces | site permeability, open spaces, and streetscape; architectural restoration | neighborhood integration; and quality of living | safe, organized, accessible, and welcoming. Trestle lead the complex project through a nonconformance use review. 

To view the project in more detail, please click HERE

Transit Oriented Development Review Process


Greater Denver Area

TOD Strategic Planning

Development Review Process 

RTD asked Trestle to develop a TOD Development Review Process to review both unsolicited and solicited real estate development proposals for projects that include RTD owned properties and properties that impact RTD assets and infrastructure. A predictable and clearly articulated development review process will ensure the short and long term goals are met for RTD, local government agencies, and developers.


Airport Adventures

3289 Airport Rd | Boulder, CO

2.6 Acres

70 Units

46.5% Open Space



VeloPark will be a mixed-use development located on 2.6 acres in northeast Boulder. The housing provided by this project will serve a range of middle incomes and supply diverse housing for the community. The proposed uses reduces the adverse impact of the commercial and industrial building to the east on the residential neighborhoods to the west. The buildings will also buffer the neighborhood housing from Airport Rd. traffic and will enhance the existing vacant land with substantial landscaping and trees along Airport Rd.  

To view more about this project:

  • Click here to view the project's written statement prepared by Trestle.

  • Click here to view the project's marketing brochure prepared by Trestle.


70 units of middle-income housing approved for northeast Boulder - Daily Camera, January 13, 2017


City of Boulder's Planning Board - January 12, 2017

Telluride Public Private Partnerships



Telluride, CO

Facilitate Pubic-Private Partnership Collaboration

Middle Income Housing

As owner's representatives to the Telluride Foundation, Trestle facilitated collaboration between local municipalities, private developers, community based organizations, community members, and the Telluride Foundation to successfully execute a Public Private Partnership (P3) to boost middle income housing in the area. The Telluride region is experiencing a critical shortage of middle income housing with an extremely high demand for both rental and ownership units. Through a P3, Trestle brought a collaborative process to the region that formulated a shared vision, generated a creative alliance, and combined the strengths and resources of both the public and private sectors to address a growing need. 

Ryan Wellness Center

Mental Health Partners

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1000 Alpine | Boulder, CO

30,000 SF

Owner's Rep Services for pre-development & construction 

As Owner’s Representative for Mental Health Partners, Trestle managed the site selection, design, and construction process for a 30,000 square foot wellness center in Boulder, CO. Initial work included site analysis, cost estimation, extensive financial modeling, feasibility analysis, and alternatives evaluation.  Once the site was selected, Trestle procured a consultant team to design and construct the facility. Trestle provided full service project management and owner’s representation services to MHP and managed all aspects of the design and construction of the facility.  This occupied remodel project required extensive negotiations with the existing tenants, highly controlled demolition and asbestos abatement coordination, and extensive stakeholder involvement.

Evans Scholar House

Evans Scholar Foundation

1029 Broadway | Boulder, CO

Use Review, Site Review, & Landmarks

Trestle Strategy Group worked with Burkett Design to manage the entitlement processes with the City of Boulder including Site Review, Use Review, and Landmark Alteration Certificate. The Evans Scholar Foundation, who has owned the building since 1968, is updating this historic building to add ADA accessibility, site improvements, and landscaping.  The Foundation provides scholarship and housing to student golf caddies who can prove financial need and academic achievement.


Lyons Recovery Housing

Town of Lyons

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Lyons, CO

50-70 Units

CDBG-DR Funding Analysis

26 Sites Evaluated

Store Front Office Hours

Approximately 100 homes in the Town of Lyons were lost in the September 2013 flood. Trestle Strategy led a team that worked with the Town of Lyons to research, evaluate, and recommend an appropriate location for roughly 60 recovery housing units. Significant site evaluation entailed legal considerations, utility capabilities, initial cost projections, and community considerations. An extensive and successful public engagement outreach program was established, including email update blasts to the local community and other stakeholders and site visits to nearby housing communities. Trestle opened a storefront office in downtown Lyons to provide a location for local residents and others to learn about the project, ask questions, and voice their concerns. Strong financial understanding of the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Relief funding was required to properly understand the future development possibilities. 

Strategic Real Estate Scenario Planning and Space Needs Assessment

Geological Society of America

Boulder, CO

Development Scenario Analysis

Space Needs Analysis

4.35 Acres

28,750 SF

Trestle helped the Geological Society of America(GSA) assess their opportunities for their 4.35 acre property in northern Boulder. GSA is a global professional society with a growing membership of more than 26,000 individuals in 115 countries. GSA provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government, business, and industry. Trestle conducted a property review and development scenario analysis to identify the strategic real estate opportunities. Trestle is also analyzed the spacial and operational needs for the 58 employees who occupy the building to see if additional opportunities exist. 

Preble Creek

FPA Preble Creek

Broomfield, CO

500 Acres

1M SF Commercial Space

3,000 Units

Owner's Representative

Preble Creek is a 500-acre project envisioned as a transit-oriented, traditional neighborhood development, including a town center. The location of the town center will provide accessibility to future regional and community transit systems at I-25 and Lowell Lane.

It is envisioned to be pedestrian-oriented with a mix of retail, service commercial, central village park and village residential opportunities. Surrounding the town center is a mix of commercial, office and employment uses, as well as several residential neighborhoods offering a variety of housing types and densities.

Preble Creek is a 500-acre greenfield site located in northeast Broomfield. The site was master planned and rezoned from Agriculture to Planned Unit Development (PUD) to allow for up to 3,000 multi- and single-family residential units and up to 1 million square feet of commercial space.

This gateway project for the City of Broomfiled required Trestle to manage the entitlement process to reflect the City’s desire for high density in a TOD configuration for a greenfield development.

Green Gables

Green Gables Development Corp

Lakewood, CO

152 Acres

Master Planning

Green Gables is a 152-acre golf course and country club property located in unincorporated Jefferson County in Lakewood, CO. The property was master planned and rezoned to allow for a mixed-use community comprised of commercial, residential and open space uses. This site presented an unusual opportunity redevelop a large, infill property into a cohesive, dynamic neighborhood with significant amenities. Future development on the site will be anchored and inspired by the natural and physical elements of the site including the lake and shorelines, trees, views, rolling topography and lake. A significant amount of open space and parks will be created on the site to serve the residents of the Green Gables neighborhood and connect the different neighborhoods and uses.

In addition to the rezoning and master planning, significant infrastructure planning and design was included in this phase of master planning, including the signalized intersection at Wadsworth, a regional roadway extension, water district inclusion, extension of utility mains, gas line relocation, CLOMR/LOMR, ACOE Section 404 Permit and CDOT access permits.

This project met the owner’s objectives through successfully rezoning and platting within an aggressive timeline, and by integrating the requirements of both Jefferson County and the City of Lakewood, as well as the future expectations of the residential and commercial developers. 

Campus Master Planning 

Mackintosh Academy

Boulder, CO

21,000 SF Educational Facility

22.6 Acres

Conservation Easement

Strategic Planning

Entitlement Guidance

Trestle is providing strategic real estate development services for the Mackintosh Academy with the goal to expand the educational facility for the academy's growing enrollment. Located in Boulder County with unique conservation easement land designations, Trestle will explore expansion opportunities to create a more community-oriented campus. While building a story that outlines the history and future campus plan objectives, Trestle is providing property analysis, entitlement guidance, strategic planning, and political advisory services. 

Table Mesa Shopping Center

W.W. Reynolds

Boulder, CO

230,000 SF

Minor Modification

Trestle recently helped W.W. Reynolds navigate the City of Boulder's development requirements and entitlement process with the intent to evolve the Table Mesa Shopping Center into a more pedestrian and family-friendly neighborhood destination. For over 2 years, Trestle worked diligently and creatively to identify innovative and practical solutions to address goals of City Staff and the ownership group. In addition to multi-modal transit, engineering, and operational improvements, significant landscape improvements were needed to bring the shopping center into compliance of its PUD requirements. 

West Fourmile Canyon/Ponderosa Mobile Home Park

City of Boulder

Boulder, CO

68 Units

Annexation Study

Infrastructure Upgrade and Cost Analysis

Public Engagement

Trestle Strategy led a team consisting of PlaceMattersJVA Consulting Engineers, AyreGroup, and RCH Jones Consulting for an annexation scenarios study and design charrette of the Ponderosa Mobile Home Park in the West Fourmile Canyon Creek Area of north Boulder. With the overall goal of improving the health and safety conditions of the park, various annexation scenarios were developed and analyzed to discover the range of possibilities for this county enclave. An extensive community engagement program was executed focusing on residents input as well as management collaboration. Trestle used valuable community insights to develop a community profile that was incorporated into the different annexation scenarios that were presented to the City of Boulder's City Council.

Campus Master Planning

Shining Mountain Waldorf School

999 Violet | Boulder, CO


Community Outreach

12 Acres

Mrs. Powell recently worked with the Campus Planning Task Force for the SMWS on the development of a Campus Master Plan for the 12-acre campus located in North Boulder. She lead the community outreach efforts and managed the regulatory en- titlement efforts of the process. Mrs. Powell focused on building a strategic and strong relationship with the City of Boulder to gain early support for the long-term planning efforts. The site’s location in both the 100- and 500-year floodplain, as well as a conveyance zone presented a unique challenge to the long-term development of the site. Mrs. Powell worked closely with the City early on to identify solutions and strategies to support the SMWS goals to build a sustainable campus to serve their unique and growing community of students, parents, and faculty.

Real Estate Development Strategy

The BENEVOLENT and protective order of elks

2475 W 26th | Denver, CO

24,500 SF Building

1 Acre

Feasibility Study

Strategic Planning

As a nationally recognized nonprofit organization committed to caring and sharing for their local community, the Denver Elks Lodge No. 17 hired Trestle to pursue the possibilities of enhancing their community presence through an evaluation of their real estate asset. Trestle developed innovative and feasible strategies through neutral and collaborative practices. After communications with multiple developers, a unique opportunity was presented to the Elks involving a new Elk Lodge, affordable housing units, and a long-term ground lease scenario.

Site Feasibility Study

Town of Lyons

Lyons, CO

1 Acre

5,000 SF Facility

Public Works and Parks & Rec Department 

Development Roadmapping

FEMA Funding

Following the devastating September 2013 flood, the Town of Lyons asked Trestle Strategy to research, evaluate, and recommend an appropriate location for a new Public Works and Parks & Recreation facility. Due to the challenging land constraints in this floodplain community, Trestle evaluated over 45 sites. The future site is to include a large office and workshop building, outdoor equipment storage, outdoor materials storage, and parking. The evaluation included infrastructure costs, overall cost estimates, site feasibility, and implementation scheduling. 

29th and Welton Conceptual Development Study


29th and Welton | Denver

Property Analysis

Concept Development

.43 Acres

71,000 SF

63 Units

Trestle Strategy Group recently conducted a property analysis and conceptual development study for a RTD owned property in the Five Points Neighborhood of Denver. Consisting of .43 acres, the property is located in both a Transit Oriented Development area and the Five Points Historic Culture District. With a current zoning of Urban Center-Mixed Use-5 (C-MX-5), the potential development has the opportunity of reaching 5 stories with various combinations of uses. Trestle helped RTD identify opportunities and challenges in order to refine two preferred strategies that have been submitted to the City and County of Denver for review.