Brue Baukol Capital Partners, in Denver, Colorado

Brue Baukol Capital Partners is a local group committed to long-term development that makes sense for Colorado. This is where we live, where we’re raising our kids and where we plan to be for a long time. Our team is made up of Coloradans who grew up in Boulder County, graduated from CU Boulder and continue to reside in the Louisville area.

We’ve witnessed first-hand the transition of this property from the former StorageTek office campus to the potential ConocoPhillips development, and watched as it ultimately remained vacant for the past 10+ years. This land needs a local developer with a vision that serves the needs of the Louisville community. Brue Baukol is the developer to make that a reality.


What is Nawatny Ridge?

Nawatny Ridge builds upon a 150-year history of entrepreneurship, preservation and community. Offering 100+ acres of trails, parks and open space, Nawatny Ridge is designed to preserve Louisville’s natural landscape while connecting residents to vibrant new options for office space, mixed-use retail and much-needed senior housing. Located just south of historic downtown Louisville between US 36 and Northwest Parkway, Nawatny Ridge embodies all the reasons Louisville is consistently named one of the best places to live in America.

Why did you choose the name “Nawatny Ridge”?

The name ‘Nawatny Ridge’ pays homage to Louis Nawatny, famed mine owner and founder of Louisville. 

Louis Nawatny was born in Germany in 1835, immigrated through the port of New York in 1857, and applied for U.S. citizenship at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin in 1858. He moved to Colorado in 1870 (eventually joined by his wife, Kate, and son, William) where he worked at the Excelsior Mine. In 1877, Charles C. Welch, a local miner, selected Nawatny to launch the Welch Mine – a new coal mine in Boulder County. Welch was impressed by the respect Nawatny gained from residents in the area as well as his entrepreneurial spirit, and Welch appointed Nawatny the first superintendent of the new mine. Recognizing the potential for a nearby town, Nawatny platted his farm land into the town which he named for himself – Louisville. In 1878, Nawatny registered his plat in an area previously known as Coal Creek Station, and coal miners began moving into the town. Nawatny left Louisville around 1880 to live in Denver but his namesake town lived on.

Read “The Untold Story of Louisville’s First Years” by J. Peter Lindquist in Issue 88 of The Louisville Historian.

Who is developing Nawatny Ridge?

Brue Baukol Capital Partners is a Denver-based boutique real estate investment and development company. Our portfolio includes multifamily, senior living, office, industrial, for-sale residential, land and mixed-use projects along the Front Range. To date, we have developed or currently managed $600 million worth of assets, including:

  • The Foundry, a public-private partnership in Downtown Loveland
  • Interpark Business Park, a 270,000-square-foot industrial park in Broomfield
  • The Jones District, a 36-acre mixed-use development at I-25 and Dry Creek
  • Denargo Market, a 13-acre development in Denver’s RiNo Art District
  • Frost Creek, a 2,600-acre mountain resort community
  • The Standard at Denver Gateway, a 138-acre mixed-used development near DIA

What is the approval process for Nawatny Ridge?

Brue Baukol is committed to working with the City of Louisville and the local community throughout the entire approval process for Nawatny Ridge. Following the City’s established review process, we will host community meetings to gather input before seeking the approval of the Planning Commission and City Council. The project will also go through the City’s GDP amendment, subdivision, and PUD processes as well as secure any other potentially required approvals.

Where do I find more information about Nawatny Ridge?

We value the community’s input on this project and invite you to attend upcoming community meetings. You can also fill out our contact form, and we’ll be in touch. You can also reach out to the City of Louisville’s Planning Department at 303.335.4592 or


Open Houses/Site Tours 

Dec. 12 & 14 | 10 AM

Brue Baukol Capital Partners will host two open houses at the former StorageTek campus (currently owned by Phillips 66). The tours will allow Louisville residents to become familiar with the property, which has been fenced off and inaccessible for more than a decade, and to learn more about the development proposal in general.

In order to provide adequate transportation, space is limited to 33 participants for each open house. To reserve a seat, please RSVP by 12 PM on Dec. 11 (for the Dec. 12 tour) or 12 PM on Dec. 13 (for the Dec. 14 tour). Please plan to wear appropriate footwear for walking on the property. 


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8/19 Community Meeting #1 Presentation

10/16 Community Meeting #2 Presentation


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