Energy Engagement Center construction continues

August 5, 2021
Construction continues on the Energy Engagement Center. Crews have completed masonry, interior framing and most of the HVAC ductwork. Next, crews will work on window installation and hanging drywall and perform mechanical and electrical work on the interior of the space. Estimated completion of the project is December 2021.

Energy Engagement Center begins construction

March 3, 2021
Construction on the Energy Engagement Center begins as crews start to install geo-piers for the foundation.

Old headquarters demolition begins

May 13, 2020

Energy Engagement Center delayed

April 30, 2020
Construction on the Energy Engagement Center is currently on hold. Following the demolition of the old headquarters and support buildings, planned landscaping on the campus will be completed.

Construction completed

March 16, 2020
Construction on Platte River's headquarters building has been completed. Demolition of the old headquarters is scheduled for mid-May.

Construction nears completion

February 5, 2020
Construction on Platte River’s new headquarters building is nearing completion, and staff will soon be moving in to the building’s modern, energy efficient and open work environment. Following the move, construction on the new Energy Engagement Center will begin after the old headquarters building is demolished.

Sidewalk and lane closure

March 13, 2019
Starting Monday, March 18, the sidewalk on the west side of Timberline Road between Danfield Court and Horsetooth Road will be closed for utility work, with possible lane closures during the night on Timberline Road. The closure is expected to last through Friday, March 22. Inclement weather may shift this schedule.

Steel topping-out

February 12, 2019
Platte River celebrated a milestone with the placement of the last steel beam at our new campus headquarters. This marks the halfway point of construction on the new headquarters building.

Construction update and lane closure

September 10, 2018
Construction crews at Platte River Power Authority’s headquarters location will soon begin to install piers that will support the foundation of our new building. A large pneumatic machine is required for this work and will operate between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. This process can be noisy and is estimated to take three weeks to complete.

In addition, Xcel Energy plans to close one lane of southbound Timberline to complete the installation of a new gas main line. Xcel Energy crews estimate lane closures for three to four days.

Horsetooth lane closure

Workers at Platte River’s headquarters construction project, located at Timberline and Horsetooth roads, will need to block off a west-bound lane of Horsetooth Road to install upgraded water service equipment for the new building. One lane of Horsetooth, just west of Timberline, will be blocked from Wednesday, July 11 through Wednesday, July 18 to install necessary pipes and fittings. In addition, the sidewalk on the north side of Horsetooth from Timberline to the temporary drive near the railroad tracks will be closed.


Contractors have begun the process of removing trees on the headquarters to start making room for more aggressive construction activities. With the approval from the City of Fort Collins, approximately 130 trees that are currently rooted on headquarters grounds, some of which are non-native to Colorado, will be cut down in the coming days. Wood from the trees will be used for park benches, aquatic habitat or mulch for planting beds. When construction on the new building nears completion, contractors will begin planting new trees. More than 200 new trees, all native to northern Colorado, will be placed on the grounds of the new campus.


Groundbreaking event for the headquarters campus:
Meeting time and location
Wednesday, June 5, 2018
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Platte River Power Authority (north parking lot)
2000 E. Horsetooth Road Fort Collins, CO 80525

Neighborhood meeting

Join us to learn more about the next steps in the Headquarters Campus Project.
Meeting time and location
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Platte River Power Authority
2000 E. Horsetooth Road Fort Collins, CO 80525

View the invitation that was mailed to our neighbors.

Platte River submits formal proposal

On Nov. 15, Platte River Power Authority submitted its formal proposal to develop a state of the art headquarters campus on its property located at Horsetooth and Timberline roads in Fort Collins. The Project Development Plan (PDP) submittal continues the project review process facilitated by the City of Fort Collins’ Development Review Center. The Development Review Center facilitates a collaborative process with Platte River and many City departments and local agencies.

Neighborhood meeting

The City of Fort Collins Planning Department will be holding a neighborhood meeting to discuss Platte River's proposed new headquarters campus. The City of Fort Collins welcomes your participation in the development review process.
Meeting time and location
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Platte River Power Authority
2000 E. Horsetooth Road Fort Collins, CO 80525

View the neighborhood meeting invitation that the city mailed to our neighbors.