Construction begins at Glenwood Meadows
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Construction started at the future site of Glenwood Meadows. In the next 14 months, the empty parcel that sits in the shadow of Red Mountain will transform into the largest shopping center in the region. Also, Glenwood Meadows developers on Monday released the names of three national retailers that have agreed to build stores there: Bed, Bath and Beyond, PetCo and Gart Sports. Gart Sports will not be new to Glenwood Springs. Instead, the store will move from its current location in the Roaring Fork Marketplace to the new shopping center.
The three newly announced stores will join shopping center “anchors” Target and Lowe’s. “We’re having our official groundbreaking on Thursday, although the ground has been broken,” said Miller Weingarten Realty vice president Steven Shoflick. “We’re on schedule to open in October of ’05.”Even though dirt work has already begun, the official groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday. Miller Weingarten awarded Golden-based W.E. O’Neil Construction Co. of Colorado the contract to build the shopping center.
On Monday, Golden-based earthmoving company Kelley Trucking was unloading equipment. The company will try to move 1 million yards of dirt in the next three months. “I think it’s going to take longer than that myself,” superintendent Jerry Sykora said.The company will begin stripping the vegetation from the site today, he said. “It’s going to be quite a project,” Sykora said. “We’re going to try to beat the weather.”
Meadows is a huge commercial and residential development that will be between the Community Center and the Municipal Operations Center along West Midland Avenue. It will be the biggest development in the history of Glenwood Springs, measuring 490,000 square feet of total commercial and office space, as well as 475 apartments, townhouses and single family homes.Contact Greg Massé: 945-8515, ext. firstname.lastname@example.org
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