The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Wheat Ridge submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $7 per sqft per year. That's a 25% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Denver Metro market, the Wheat Ridge submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 25 listings have come on the market, which means new availabilities most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,740 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 3 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1984 and are Class C.