CenterPoint provides professional feasibility, entitlement, permitting and civil engineering services for CarMax Auto Superstores nationwide. Recently, CenterPoint completed their Golden, CO store.
Changes and opportunities that were faced, included:
- Regional detention pond was undersized and not constructed correctly, required a full engineering redo of the pond to meet the capacity necessary for the development.
- Fire/Emergency access to site is only served by one entrance for the entire Interplaza West development. The City was looking to CarMax to provide a secondary means of egress from the development by means of the CDOT ROW. After some negotiations with the City and Fire Dept, this requirement was dropped since it was impractical and would have severely delayed the project.
- RAGE (Restriction Agreement and Grant of Easements) Amendments with Kohls and Home Depot to allow for additional off-site signage and the use of vehicle sales. This process was lengthy and took several rounds of negotiations to finally be granted approval.
- Golden Green Menu. The City requires all new commercial developments to achieve points on their green menu to make the site more environmentally friendly. We worked with the City to establish the requirements for this site and were able to incorporate items that prototypical CarMax’s already have to save on the money needed to meet the required point value. Items like building automation, LED lighting and roof R value were used for points that are prototypical.
The store opened in February of 2018 on-time and on budget.