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HERE'S THE LATEST NEWS:
Developer Selected for ‘Fourth Street Crossing,’ a Downtown Revitalization Catalyst Project
After many years of community planning, in January 2017, the Town of Silverthorne issued a Request for Proposals for the development of a property that will be a centerpiece for Silverthorne’s downtown. In March 2017, an interview panel including property owners, business owners, residents, Town Council members and Town staff was assembled to interview interested developers. Through that process, the 13-member interview panel selected Milender White to develop the downtown Silverthorne property known as the Fourth Street Crossing. Located north of I-70 off Highway 9/Blue River Parkway, the redevelopment area encompasses 3.8 acres between 3rd and 4th Streets in downtown Silverthorne.
“The Town and property owners were seeking a top-notch development team that could rise to the challenge of designing and building an enduring downtown development for the heart of our community, and we are very pleased to be partnering with Milender White on this important project," stated Mayor Bruce Butler. "We also really have to thank the property owners, Ken Gansmann, Tom Ricci, and Daniel Abitboul for working collaboratively with the Town over the last few years to be able to make this project a reality.”
The selection of the Milender White development team for the Fourth Street Crossing development represents another milestone in the transformation of Silverthorne’s downtown area, an ongoing transformation which has accelerated greatly over the last 12 months. The downtown transformation includes projects like the Town’s Performing Arts Center, a $9 million public/private partnership project scheduled for a ribbon cutting on June 24, $21 million of recent private investment in residential condo development, new restaurants, including the very popular Sauce on the Blue, and the upcoming opening of the Angry James Brewery at 4th St. and Adams Ave.
“We’ve worked very closely with Town Council, private landowners, businesses and residents in recent years to create a community-supported vision for the downtown area, including pedestrian-friendly shops, restaurants, arts and culture offerings, and residential spaces, and it’s very exciting to select a development partner that has the vision and ability to bring the Fourth Street Crossing project to fruition for our community," said Town Manager Ryan Hyland. "Milender White brings the experience we were looking for, including significant experience designing and building mixed-use mountain-town redevelopment sites with unique architecture and inviting gathering spaces."
“We couldn’t be more excited about our partnership with the Town of Silverthorne to create this new vibrant area,” said Bryon White, president and CEO of Milender White. “We are eager to work with the residents of Silverthorne and Summit County to further tailor Fourth Street Crossing to the needs and wishes of the local community.”
“Memorable places occur where the buildings and the outdoor rooms they create set a stage for people to feel energized, comfortable, and encouraged to stay for a while,” said Bill Campie, president of architecture at DTJ Design, the project’s architect. “That is what we are aiming for at Fourth Street Crossing.”
Milender White will soon solicit community feedback on their proposed plans for storefront retail, office space, a parking structure and residential units. A central plaza surrounding the historic Mint restaurant is also proposed to offer a vibrant gathering space for the new district. The initial concept plans, including a video walkthrough. Milender White and DTJ will utilize a community-led planning process that will begin this Spring with Town Hall meetings and open house-type events.
Milender White’s development team includes DTJ Design for architecture and landscape design, LIV Sotheby’s for local marketing and sales, and Tetra Tech for site engineering. Milender White will serve as developer and general contractor for the project.