Hospital in Glenwood Springs plans new building, loading dock |

Hospital in Glenwood Springs plans new building, loading dock

Pete Fowler
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Valley View Hospital wants to construct a new building and a loading dock.

The hospital presented a proposal to the City Council Thursday for review and feedback only. The plan includes demolition and reconfiguration of the existing materials management area on the east side of Blake Avenue that sits east and north of the 20th Street and Blake Avenue intersection.

About 2,000 square feet of existing building would be demolished and a new 4,550-square-foot building will be constructed. It will include office space, storage space and a receiving dock. Two semitrailer loading docks will go in the site surrounding the area, along with a new parking area of 23 spaces including a new “oxygen park,” a planning department report says.

The new building would have a frontage of 66 feet along Blake Avenue and stand 14 feet tall. A “screening wall” would also be 14 feet high and stretch 32 feet in length.

As part of the hospital’s phased master plan, this proposal requires the city’s development review process only because it includes a new building.

The City Council also held a conceptual review on a proposal to replace an auto repair business with a gas station, convenience store and 53 multi-family housing units at 51527 Highway 6 between Johnson Park Miniature Golf and the Holy Cross Lutheran Church. The property is owned by Glen and Elizabeth Miller, and the application, by Bruce Ross of Ross Development Services, says an existing car wash would remain on the property.

In a third planning item Thursday night, Stonebridge Companies presented a proposal for conceptual review to construct two hotels on undeveloped land at Glenwood Meadows. The hotels would be a 124-room Residence Inn by Marriott and a 101-room Courtyard by Marriott.

City Councilors offered feedback, but conceptual reviews don’t require any action. The plans would have to come back in the future for approval.

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