DENVER (Nov. 18)—Gates Rubber Co. plans to consolidate 850 employees from three buildings on its current campus into a 10-story facility in lower downtown Denver by August. Gates said it has reached an agreement in principle for the long-term, exclusive lease of the Legacy Plaza building. Although Gates ended production in the city in 1992, it continued to increase its management and design presence there. The company's world headquarters operation would be much better suited to Legacy Plaza than spread among three buildings, Gates President Richard Bell said in a release. The move also opens up Gates' current 25-acre site, allowing for its incorporation into local redevelopment plans.