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Longmont Vet Makes ‘Green’ Move

Jan 16, 2008


by BCBR Staff

LONGMONT - A Longmont veterinary surgeon has purchased a building on Main Street with plans to make it one of the first LEED-certified veterinary clinics in the area.

Matt Rooney, who owns and operates Flatiron Veterinary Specialists and Animal Emergency Critical Care at 230 S. Main St. in Longmont, plans to move his businesses to the 7,400-square-foot building at 104 S. Main St., which he recently bought for $950,000.

Rooney said he plans to expand the former Mazda dealership building to 9,400 square feet. He also will seek the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's gold standard for green building.

"We've outgrown our space here, and we wanted to take things to the next level," Rooney said.  The new veterinary clinic will feature 24-hour intensive care, two surgery rooms and expanded dog physical therapy services.

"We'll be using all the modern equipment that's no different from the technology used at the human hospital down the street," Rooney said.

Rooney hopes to move into the new space by late fall.  Fort Collins-based Dohn Construction is the contractor for the project, and Denver-based Lewis Himes Associates is designing the building.

Arn Hayden with Prudential Rocky Mountain Realtors and Dan Hendrick with Irwin & Hendrick helped broker the real estate deal.

Mazda moved to the former Toyota dealership building next door at 116 Main St. That building might be bought by the city, which will consider running Boston Avenue through to the east.  Longmont Toyota moved to a new location near Interstate 25.

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