Possible Woodward HQ site in floodplain
Addressing these issues could potentially add millions of dollars to the cost of preparing the land for Woodward's new HQ.
The $1.9-billion (revenue) energy control systems company is in talks with the city and the Platte River Power Authority to make the changes necessary should it decide to move forward with the site along the Poudre River.
Specifically, Woodward is working with the city to prepare paperwork that would be submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for a floodplain revision. It also is working with the Platte River Power Authority to relocate a north-south transmission line that runs across the property.
And while Woodward hasn't officially committed to the site, it has submitted an overall development plan and a conceptual review site plan to the city for the 101.5-acre parcel. The site is on the southwest corner of East Lincoln Street and South Lemay Avenue. According to the plan, Woodward is considering four buildings including manufacturing and office space on
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