Hayden projects in the works


— The Hayden landscape is being reshaped by earthmovers on the south side of town, and new buildings are popping up in other areas.

Construction season is evident when driving on the outskirts of town. But some residents are wondering what buildings are going where and what the status is of certain developments, Hayden Town Manager Russ Martin said.

Martin provided a status update on several developments that are in the works.

Valley View Industrial Park

Developers Jon Peddie and Paul Franklin have transformed 33 acres on the southwest corner of Crandall Avenue and Routt County Road 37 behind the cemetery. The roads have been laid, and utilities are in place.

Several of the 51 lots have been sold. The lots range in price from $60,000 to $90,000. Buildings should be erected soon.

The Craig Coca-Cola distributor has purchased land in the industrial park and plans to move distribution operations to Hayden. Martin said they are expecting to receive site plans for the Coke building soon.

Rolling Hill Town Homes

It may be August before owner Darrin Fryer and architect Benji Amsden submit a preliminary plat for the Rolling Hills Town Homes, Martin said. The preliminary platting processing is the best opportunity for the town to analyze the subdivision to ensure it is developed correctly.

The plan calls for 48 townhomes at the southwest corner of Harvest Drive and C.R. 53. The developers submitted a conceptual plan to the Planning Commission in September.

Creek View Townhomes and Plaza

Developer Stef Nijsten hopes to break ground soon on a townhome and commercial development on the west side of town. The development proposal calls for 21 townhomes and a multi-use commercial building. The development would be on a 3.21-acre parcel south of U.S. Highway 40, east of Dry Creek and west of an alley between Fifth and Sixth streets. The old restaurant on the parcel is expected to reopen.

The final subdivision plat and site plan are expected to come before the town soon. The site planning review allows the town to examine the location, and infrastructure, and it gives officials a good idea of what the development will look like.

X-West Commerce Park

Engineers are busy at work, but developer Ron Sills is not optimistic about breaking ground on a development on the west side of town until next year.

The proposed development along U.S. 40 would include two hotels and a lumberyard.

Engineers are working out details with the preliminary plat.

Villages at Hayden

Earth-moving equipment is creating a new look to what used to be grassy fields on the south side of Hayden along C.R. 53 and directly south of the Sagewood subdivision. The first filing of the project will include 86 single-family residences. A model home should be complete by September, and the developers hope to build 15 to 25 homes this year.

Dry Creek Village

It appears a proposed 150-home development south of the Valley View Industrial Park along Routt County Road 37 might not begin to take shape until next year. The first filing of the project was approved in November. An annexation agreement and final plat are pending.

-- To reach Matt Stensland, call 871-4210

or e-mail mstensland@steamboatpilot.com


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