The property at 9000 N. Broadway includes a 12-story
office tower, manufacturing plant, parking garage, day care center and
about 150 acres. OPUBCO plans to lease five floors in the tower through
Dec. 2015, and will have an indefinite lease on the production area that houses
the newspaper’s printing presses.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for us to grow, with 150
acres included in the purchase. We will be able to expand as our business
grows,” said Dave Carpenter, president and chief operating officer of AFA. “The
purchase benefits both parties as OPUBCO will stay at the location for several
years, allowing them time to plan for their next move, and the press facility
can continue their operation without interruption. American Fidelity will have
ample time to plan our relocation to ensure a smooth transition.”
AFA did not disclose when it plans to occupy the
property, or any additional expansion plans on the site. It is currently housed in
three buildings near N.W. 17th Street and Classen Boulevard and at
5100 N. Classen Blvd.
In September 2011, Denver Billionaire Philip Anschutz’s The
Anschutz Corp. purchased OPUBCO’s assets including thenewspaper from the Gaylord family.