Thornton On the Record


Thornton City Council voted on the following during its Oct. 29 special meeting.

Council members in attendance were Mayor Heidi Williams; Jenice “JJ” Dove and Mack Goodman, Ward 1; Mayor Pro Tem Val Vigil and Eric Montoya, Ward 2; Beth Humenik and Lynne Fox, Ward 3; and Eric Tade and Randy Drennen, Ward 4.

Medical office, daycare, storage
facility plans approved

Council approved plans by an 8-0 vote for the development of a medical building, daycare and mini-storage facility at the northeast intersection of East 128th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. Fox excused herself from the hearing and vote because she resides within 1,500 feet of the property.

The development is just a little over 9 acres. It will feature a 26,000 medical office, Centura Health Plaza. Plans are to construct the plaza in two phases — 16,000 feet in the first phase, and the rest in the second — and the target date to open is October 2014.

The daycare, Children’s Learning Adventure, will be located in the center of the property and there will be a four-acre mini storage facility, which will include an 1,800-square-foot office/residence.

All the buildings are single-story and the development has 23 percent of the land designated for open space.

Apartment development approved

City Council unanimously approved by a 9-0 vote plans for a 30-acre, high-density multifamily residential project south of east 144th Avenue and east of Grant Street, adjacent to The Grove development, which features the Cabela’s store.

The three-story project will feature 465 rental apartments, two residential clubhouses each with a pool and deck, a 3,000-square-foot park and a 6,000-square-foot park, a 3,500-square-foot fenced in dog park, trails and 15,000 square feet of lawn area. West of the proposed apartment development is The Grove, which is a 63-acre retail development featuring the 90,000-square-foot Cabela’s, which opened in August.

The next regular meeting will be 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at City Hall, 9500 Civic Center Drive.

Compiled by Tammy Kranz


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