Fitzsimons Innovation Community is proud to present a new white paper, entitled Choosing an Innovation Community, from a group of thought leaders in the Colorado bioscience and economic development communities. This extensive report looks at the factors that go into choosing the right innovation community for life sciences companies of all sizes. Whether you’re looking to put down roots in Colorado or at one of the other innovation communities across the country, this white paper helps you navigate the process with a focus on what means the most to you and your organization.
Fitzsimons Innovation Community and Aimco Deepen Co-Commitment to Campus Vision
New Partnership Will Accelerate Delivery of Lab Space to Market
AURORA, Colo. (August 24, 2023) – Fitzsimons Innovation Community and Aimco (NYSE: AIV) announce their commitment to continuing the development of Fitzsimons Innovation Community as a world-class center dedicated to advancing life sciences innovation. In advancement of a shared vision to create a dynamic live, work, play destination, a new apartment community and state-of-the-art life sciences building are currently being planned.
The new life sciences component, Bioscience 4, will be located on a five-acre site owned by Fitzsimons Innovation Community directly across the street from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, home to Colorado’s brightest minds and game-changing research, education, and patient care. With life sciences facilities a high-value need across the country, Bioscience 4 will deliver lab space supporting startups, growth, and commercial companies alike. Designed for quick expansion and flexibility to respond to market needs, the development’s first phase is planned to include a 230,000-square-foot facility with the ability to scale up to 800,000 square feet through future phases.
The apartment community will be situated across the street from Bioscience 4 and located on land owned by Aimco. It will target researchers, medical professionals, and entrepreneurs and include robust amenities and functional modern design. The new residential building will be the third of five phases outlined in Aimco’s master development agreement for Fitzsimons Innovation Community.
“With the growth of the industry and pace of investments happening in the life sciences ecosystem in Colorado and nationally, we are pleased to partner with Aimco to accelerate our development efforts,” said April Giles, vice president of business development at Fitzsimons Innovation Community. “Their development expertise, current investment in the campus, and national network coupled with our expertise in scaling life sciences companies will allow us to move Fitzsimons Innovation Community forward in lock-step with the market.”
Continuation of Community Building
This announcement reflects the evolution of a long-standing track record of successful collaboration between Fitzsimons Innovation Community and Aimco. The two organizations previously worked together to build ~500,000 square feet of life sciences, residential, and living amenities. Aimco has an innate understanding of connected communities where innovators forge partnerships and spur innovation.
Over the past 10 years, Aimco has made significant investments within Fitzsimons Innovation Community. “Aimco and Fitzsimons Innovation Community share a collective vision to create an interconnected campus with sense of place, walkability, and physical space that supports opportunities for connection in a fast-moving life sciences environment. Our collaborative efforts and skills will help bring that vision to life,” said Elizabeth Likovich, senior vice president at Aimco.
About Fitzsimons Innovation Community
At Fitzsimons Innovation Community, visionaries boldly transform science into the future of health and care. Fitzsimons Innovation Community pushes boundaries in a unified pursuit of health breakthroughs. From concept through commercialization, organizations choose Fitzsimons Innovation Community for its entrepreneurial environment, leading-edge facilities, and campus-wide support. Visionaries discover, develop, and collaborate with direct access to the renowned clinicians and researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. We are united to advance health. To learn more, please visit our website: www.fitzsimonsinnovation.com.
Aimco is a diversified real estate company primarily focused on value add, opportunistic, and alternative investments, targeting the U.S. multifamily sector. Aimco’s mission is to make real estate investments where outcomes are enhanced through our human capital so that substantial value is created for investors, teammates, and the communities in which we operate. Aimco is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as AIV. For more information about Aimco, please visit our website: www.aimco.com.
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