Wednesday, January 3, 2001
Richard Boyes is planning to upgrade the exterior of his Mountain States Building at the corner of Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat Springs in an effort to attract new tenants.
Boyes, who practiced dentistry in the building for many years, has since moved to Greeley, where he continues his occupation.
An architect representing Boyes has submitted an application for a minor development permit at City Hall.
The Mountain States Building is adjacent to the Catamount Ranch sales office and across Seventh Street from Go-fer Foods. The building encompasses 2,038 square feet. Paul Andrews, who currently operates a dentistry practice in the space at 704 Lincoln Ave., is intending to move his practice.
"My practice is just moving to the new professional building being developed by Ted Schrock at 505 Angler's Drive," Andrews said. He estimated the move would take place within two to three months.
"The existing Mountain States Building is changing tenants and the owner wishes to upgrade the building to attract new tenants," project architect Robert Hawkins wrote in a memo to city planning staff. "The building is planned for a mixed business, office or retail use."
Hawkins said the space can accommodate either one or two tenants.
The exterior of the building currently consists of yellow brick accented with red brick. That will not change, but the building's two walls facing public thoroughfares will be given more architectural interest through the addition of new windows topped by burgundy awnings on Seventh Street. The remodel will also add a second street entrance to the building, located between the existing windows.
"The new Lincoln Avenue storefront is more inviting," Hawkins wrote. "And the increased proportion of (window glass) on the Seventh Street fae reduces the heavy massing of the brick and increases the visual interest."
Hawkins said the remodeling is scheduled to begin by March and be completed by July.