STATE BILL COLORADO
The highest courts in Colorado are poised to move for three years into space that’s being vacated by Colorado’s largest newspaper at 101 W. Colfax Ave.
Just months after the State Court Administrator’s Office moved into fifth-floor space abandoned by the shuttered Rocky Mountain News comes news that the Colorado Supreme Court and the Colorado Court of Appeals are in final discussions to temporarily move into space being vacated by The Post on the building’s eighth floor.
The news broke — where else? — in The Denver Post.
“We are in final contract discussions for that space,” Rob McCallum, spokesman for the Colorado Judicial Branch, confirmed to the newspaper. Besides taking over the eighth floor, the courts will also convert never-used retail space on the ground floor into a courtroom and a law library.
Like most U.S. newspapers, the Post has reported steep circulation losses in recent years. For the most recent six months, Sunday Denver Post circulation declined by 5.8 percent, Saturday circulation by 5.7 percent and Monday through Friday by 8.3 percent, the official monitor of newspaper circulation said.
Construction on a new building for Colorado’s courts system begins next year at the block at 14th Street and Broadway that currently houses the appellate courts and the Colorado History Museum.
In related coverage:
* You can see what the state court administrator’s office did with the News’ newsroom by clicking here. You can also read the lease agreements there.
* You can read an interview with the new judicial-center architect by clicking here.