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Housing next at Glenwood Meadows?

Pete Fowler
Glenwood Springs correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” Developers envision adding four mixed-use buildings with retail, office space and housing at Glenwood Meadows.

Mike Maple, chief operating officer of the Dunrene Group, said the buildings, with 4,000-square-foot footprints, would go in on the south side of the intersection of Wulfsohn Road and Market Street.

One building would be two stories tall, while the other three would become either three or four stories. Street-level office space and retail would face Wulfsohn Road.

Commercial use on the second floors would open up to street level on the back sides of the buildings, Maple said. Third and possibly fourth floors in some of the buildings would become residential.

“This is completely consistent with the 2002 annexation and development plan as well as the 2004 first phase of planning and 2005 subdivision that contemplated that Wulfsohn would have multistory, mixed-use buildings,” Maple said.

“The buildings’ exteriors appear to meet the spirit of the (annexation development agreement) with retail storefronts, facade articulation, and a mixture of materials and colors,” community development director Andrew McGregor wrote in a report.

Maple said the proposal represents four of seven planned for the south side of Wulfsohn Road. The proposal would provide a yet-to-be-determined number of residential units out of a total 20 envisioned along Wulfsohn Road.

The proposal goes before the Glenwood Springs City Council for conceptual review on Thursday. It’s too early to say who the tenants might be or what the residential units could go for, Maple said.

In October, the City Council voted 4-3 to deny an application that would have been 100 percent retail on a 10-acre plot of undeveloped land between the Community Center and existing Glenwood Meadows development. Some council members said the proposal didn’t meet the intent of the annexation agreement and that the lot was supposed to be for a mixed use.

“Unlike lot 10, the preliminary planning for this portion of the site had advanced much further in 2004 and 2005,” Maple said.

He added that the vision for development is much more clear in the area near the intersection of Wulfsohn Road and Market Street than it was for the undeveloped lot 10 between the Community Center and existing buildings.