|Welcome To Dinneen Downtown
The Dinneen Building at 400 west 16th Street in downtown Cheyenne was built as an automobile dealership facility in 1927. The building is about 27,000 square feet (14,500 sq. ft. ground floor and 12,500 sq. ft. 2nd floor).
The enlarged and repurposed Dinneen Building development broke ground in March 2011. The new two-story 16,000 sq. ft. addition (8,000 sq. ft. per floor) constructed on the west side of the existing building will bring the total size of the completed project to 43,000 sq. ft. There will also be 9,000 sq. ft. basement storage space.
The project includes a complete remodel of the 1927 part of the building. It includes all new electrical system, new plumbing, new roof, new windows, new heating and cooling (HVAC), new stairways and all interior walls and ceilings. All changes to the 1927 building will comply with the guidelines for historic structure restoration. The building was added to the National Historic Register/ Cheyenne Downtown District in 1995 and is a NPS certified historic structure. The project is very appreciative of the Federal income tax credit for Historic structure renovation making the careful and complete restoration of the historic building possible.
The total project cost for the remodel and the addition will be $5.7 million. Funding for the project will be provided by First Interstate Bank. The project will start February 15, 2011 with site preparation including the demolition of the other automotive related structures that share the block with the historic building. Foundation work for the addition will begin in March and structural steel work should commence in July.
Construction Management services will be provided by Reiman Corp. Architectural, design and engineering services will be handled by The Design Studio/Randy Byers; MKK Consulting Engineers; Robert Clary, Structural Engineer; and Terracon Geotechnical-Soils Engineering.
W.E.Dinneen,Inc. purchased an available full retail liquor license previously owned by CB Potts in December 2010. That license will be made available to a full service restaurant/bar/grille wishing to locate in the newly remodeled building (a package liquor store option will also be available.) Building design efforts have allowed for a 6000 sq. ft. restaurant/bar/grille located in the very visible southeast corner of the property on 16th Street/Lincolnway and Pioneer Ave. intersection.
Future development of the block contemplates an additional two story building on the northeast corner of the block. Initially (February 2012) there will be over 100 parking spaces available for tenants and their customers on the block. After the completion of the future additional building there will still be over 75 parking spaces on the block with several hundred spaces currently available in the Cheyenne City Center parking facility directly across the street east of the Dinneen Building.