City prepares groundwork for developments

Tammy Kranz
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Two long-awaited projects in Northglenn are becoming more than pipe dreams. Work has begun on the development at 120th Avenue and Grant Street, and the redevelopment of the Garland Center.

Economic Development Manager Debbie Tuttle has announced that a groundbreaking will happen soon for the Webster Lake Promenade, the 11-acre site at the southeast corner of 120th and Grant.

“You will see dirt starting to turn very quickly,” she told City Council during its July 8 regular meeting.

The Webster Lake Promenade project includes 56,293 square feet of retail space. The preliminary plans call for six building sites, with square footage ranging from 4,300 to 15,000 square feet, and 565 parking spaces. Construction will start this month, with an anticipated completion date in approximately 18 months.

“We have been working to redevelop this area for many years,” said Mayor Joyce Downing. “This is a major gateway into our community, and we are looking forward to the great mix of tenants our developer is bringing.”

Tuttle said that demolition work on the buildings at Garland Center is scheduled for July or early August to make way for the new Walmart Neighborhood Market.

“The estimated schedule to start construction is in December, with a completion date in approximately 9 to 12 months,” she said.

Downing said the Webster Lake Promenade and Walmart developments are exciting projects for the city.

“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had residents come to me asking for a new grocery store in the city,” she said. “The Walmart Neighborhood Market will give a major face lift to the entire area, and is a great fit for our city.”

In other economic development news, Tuttle said the former Kindred Rehabilitation 68,152-square-foot facility at 401 Malley Drive was acquired by Avamere Transitional Care and Rehabilitation. The company provides senior care and nursing services, and employs 100 people.

“That is one of our major employers, so we’re glad to see there is a positive acquisition on that property,” Tuttle said.

The vacant 6,919-square-foot store at the Huron Center, 900 W. 104th, is now occupied by Apple Liquors. Tuttle said the former occupant was also a liquor store and moved out of that space more than two years ago.

Two new eateries are coming to Northglenn, a café and a sandwich shop. Impulse Café, 11922 Washington St., will open later this month and will serve coffee, teas, pastries and breads. Wild Wood Sub has taken over the former Quiznos site at 1040 104th Ave. and will serve sandwiches, soups and salads. Tuttle said that should open in August.

Also, Tuttle announced that Larkburger, 120th and Washington, will celebrate its one-year anniversary on July 27 by selling its signature burger for $2.