Equestrian Center

The Equestrian Center facility will have the flexibility to host local and national equestrian events of various disciplines throughout the year.

  • Event Center – show, event and warm-up areas and paddocks.
  • Barn – horse stalls and support areas

Workforce Development

In conjunction with the Mayor’s Office of the National Western Center – Whiting-Turner has committed to developing and implementing a Workforce Pilot Program for the Equestrian Center project, with the intent that it will help increase outreach, provide training, create job opportunities and provide employment opportunities for those in economically disadvantaged areas and populations. In addition, Whiting-Turner has also committed to addressing shortages in qualified construction workers by increasing the number of apprentices.

Project Workforce Requirements  

Project Overall Apprenticeship Requirement: Fifteen percent (15%) of Construction Hours will be performed by apprentices in registered apprenticeship programs*.

*A Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is a proven model of apprenticeship that has been validated by the U.S. Department of Labor or a State Apprenticeship Agency.

The list of Registered Apprenticeship Programs in Colorado can be found here.

Targeted Category Requirement: Twenty-five percent (25%) of the overall apprenticeship requirement of work performed by Colorado residents will be performed by apprentices in registered apprenticeship programs who reside in Targeted Areas or that are from Targeted Populations.

First Year Apprentice Requirement:  Twenty-five percent (25%) of the overall apprenticeship requirement will be performed by first-year apprentices in registered apprenticeship programs.*

Targeted Area Zip Codes:

  • 80110, 80204, 80205, 80206, 80207, 80216, 80218, 80219, 80223, 80227,
    80239, 80249

Targeted Populations:

  • Veterans
  • Justice involved
  • TANF recipients
  • History of homelessness
  • Exiting the foster care system
  • Graduates of an approved Pre-Apprenticeship program in partnership with WORKNOW.


The City is currently working with a workforce platform, called WORKNOW. Selected subcontractors shall utilize the WORKNOW platform and coordinate its workforce efforts with any supporting program or resource as applicable. All subcontractors’ strategies must be compatible with the City’s WORKNOW platform and must be adaptable over time to adjust to changing labor market conditions.


About the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Since 1909, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company has been an engineer-run company guided by the core principles developed by our founder, G.W.C. Whiting. Our mission is to build on our reputation for integrity, excellence, experience and leadership as the nation’s finest construction organization by:

  • Continuously improving the quality of our work and services
  • Constantly striving to exceed each client’s expectations
  • Maintaining our dedication to the highest moral principles
  • Providing our people with a challenging, secure and safe environment in which to achieve personal career goals

We provide construction management, general contracting, design-build and integrated project delivery services throughout the United States. Despite our firm’s substantial size, we have structured our company in such a way that no client ever gets lost in the shuffle. We have created individual operating groups throughout the country that specialize in a specific market segment. These teams work on a wide range of projects that range from small interior renovations to towering buildings and massive developments.

“G.W.C. Whiting and LeBaron Turner founded Whiting-Turner in 1909 on the belief that integrity, engineering talent, and a dedication to our customers would make us the very best in the industry. For more than a century, our success and reputation have been testaments to their wisdom.” – Mr. Willard Hackerman, President and CEO: 1955-2014

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