December completion eyed for Kissing Camels Office Park

       A nearly 10-year development saga is nearing completion north of Fillmore Street just east of Coronado High School, with the construction of the third and last building in Kissing Camels Office Park.
       The three-story, 30,000-square-foot building follows the two two-story buildings that were erected in 1998 and 2001, respectively. “The timing seemed good to build the third one,” said developer Sam Sullivan, owner of Sullivan Office Properties. “The first two buildings have been very successful.”
       The larger size is “because of anticipated demand,” he said, but noted that the three-story building is actually smaller than the 45,000 square feet allowed in the original development plan for the site off Professional Place. “We amended the plan so there would be much less of an impact on the neighborhood,” Sullivan said.
       The new building's cost is about $6 million. A December completion is expected. The interior space is being left open initially, to allow tenants to remodel to suit their needs.
       Because of its large water supply, the space is geared for medical offices, but could be leased for other professional uses. The nine tenants in the first two buildings have such a mix. One of the tenants (since '98) is Sullivan's own business.
       The entire Kissing Camels office campus covers about 7 acres.
       He said the medical draw to that area of the Westside has been enhanced by the Colorado Springs Health Partners (CSHP) plans to relocate eventually about a quarter of a mile east of Kissing Camels Office Park, south of Centennial Boulevard and Fillmore. Also helping, he said, is the construction of two other medical facilities, west of Centennial and north of Fillmore.
       Not hurting the location is its view of Pikes Peak and parts of the city. “That's a tremendous drawing card,” Sullivan said.

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