From Cycling to Architecture, Face of Boulder Real Estate keeps changing.

The former site of Cycles of Boulder on Folsom was a place I spent many Saturdays getting ready for a weekend pleasure ride or gearing up for a Sunday race day on my Honda Interceptor and later my CBR 600. Yep, that was a long time ago and if you’re a sport bike enthusiast living in Boulder , you may know just how long ago it was!

Years ago, Cycles of Boulder moved out east to the current Colorado Powersports location in east Boulder on 55th. As the face of Boulder real estate keeps changing, mostly for the best, we’ll see more excellent improvements as the demand stays high for both commercial and residential Boulder real estate.

Oz took over the strange old building on Folsom and made it something special. Now Oz has moved to the 29th Street project, Cycles of Boulder is no more and the face of Boulder real estate continues to change.

A local developer has purchased the former OZ Architecture building at 1820 Folsom St. in Boulder for $3.5 million.

Andy Bush with Boulder-based Morgan Creek Ventures bought the 12,000-square-foot building from OZ, which vacated the building to move into a larger space at Twenty Ninth Street. Boulder County public records show that OZ bought the building in 1998 for $1.03 million.

Boulder-based Rocky Mountain Institute will move into the space formerly occupied by OZ, more than doubling its size. The nonprofit consulting firm is moving from about 5,000 square feet at another one of Bush’s buildings at 1215 Spruce St. Bush has a tenant lined up to take that space.

Bush initially will make some minor interior changes to the 1820 Folsom St. building to suit RMI. “It will begin the process of making it a green building,” he said.

Morgan Creek Ventures recently renovated 1215 Spruce St. to make it a LEED commercial interior platinum-certified building. Bush will make similar green efforts at two new residential projects at 17th and Walnut streets. Construction on the first project – The Walnut with 34 high-end residences – will begin in late November.

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