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By by Doug Storum of BizWest.com

9/20/2016

Article published by by on September 20, 2016 online in BizWest.com.

Downtown redevelopment project in Loveland gains momentum

This video (Courtesy city of Loveland/OZ Architecture/Russell + Mills Studios) shows an animated aerial flyover and through the proposed The Foundry mixed-use project in downtown Loveland.

This video shows an animated aerial flyover and through the proposed The Foundry mixed-use project in downtown Loveland. Courtesy city of Loveland/OZ Architecture/Russell + Mills Studios.

LOVELAND — A public-private project that has been on the drawing board for about six years to redevelop two and one-half blocks in downtown Loveland, is beginning to gain momentum.

Fort Collins-based Brinkman Partners is partnering with the city of Loveland on The Foundry project, formerly called South Catalyst, that will include apartments, retail space, a MetroLux theater, community plaza with a large screen, multistory parking garage and possibly a hotel. The project cost is estimated at $76 million.

The property is from East First Street to an alley between East Third and Fourth streets and is bordered to the east and west by North Cleveland and North Lincoln avenues.

Mike Scholl, the city’s economic-development manager, said the site has been cleared and a temporary parking lot has been paved at the southeast corner of Cleveland Avenue and Third Street. The parking structure is expected to be the first step on the construction schedule, but a start date has not been set.

A market study — commissioned by the city on behalf of an unnamed hotel chain — shows viability for a 90-room downtown hotel that would presumably occupy a portion of the southern edge of the site that is now earmarked for office space.

“Right now, the climate is favorable for a hotel,” Scholl said.

The hotel would be located between First and Second streets. From Second to Third, The Foundry will include two five-story mixed-use buildings consisting of approximately 150 apartments, 15,000 square feet of retail space, a five-screen MetroLux Theater, a central plaza with a stage and large screen, and the 460-space parking structure.

The city of Loveland assembled the site over time by purchasing private property in the area for $5.7 million, Scholl said. The city also spent $1.3 million to clear the land, including demolition of buildings and asbestos abatement, as well as pay for several studies.

Scholl said the city has agreed to cap its spending on the project at $17.6 million, which includes $11 million that would come from Downtown Development Authority bonds that will be voted on in November.

The city will also transfer a parcel of land on the site to Brinkman Partners that would give the developer a vote within a metro district that still needs to be approved, Scholl said.

The city had been working with New Jersey-based Michaels Development Co. for a year and a half on plans for the site. However, the city and Michaels cut ties in August 2015 after a dispute over an extension of Michaels’ exclusive right to negotiate with the city.

Oz Architecture, which has offices in Boulder and Denver, and Fort Collins-based Russell & Mills Studio are working on the project.

Brinkman Partners completed the five-story Gallery Flats mixed-use apartment building nearby The Foundry site in 2012.

Meal's On 4th

Meal's on Wheel's 50th Anniversary Signature Fundraising Event

Wednesday, June 13th 5:30 pm- 9:30 pm

This farm-to-table style event is our principal fundraiser for the year. It's a casually elegant dinner served under the lights in the heart of downtown Loveland. Local chefs will prepare a delicious multi-course meal, and we'll have live entertainment playing softly in the background. Local brews and wines will be served. All ticketed guests receive two drink tickets, a beautiful commemorative gift and the opportunity to mix and mingle while raising awareness and funds for Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud. A little piece of heaven on earth!

Tickets can be Purchased Here

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This Saturday- Join us for the Plein Air Event as part of the Governor's Art Show

 “En Plein Air”, a French term that translates to “in the open air”, describes paintings that will be created throughout downtown Loveland and will be followed by a live auction of the finished pieces at the Rialto Theatre located at 228 E. 4th Street. This event is open to the public.  A great opportunity to see the work live as it's being created!!


 

“People of Loveland” - Animal Edition.
Meet Bob.
Age: 8
Breed: Pound Puppy / Dork
Occupation: Cosmic Dog Greeter

“We have a deal. He makes me laugh, and I feed him,” said Cosmic Dogowner Jessie. 
I adopted Bob from the Weld County Humane Society after I saw him on Petfinder.com
He was found wearing a collar, and his name was Kingston. When the humane society called the owners, they said “keep him.”
He was approximately 18 months old... and I could totally see why the previous owners told the humane society to keep him! After I adopted him, Bob would always run away between the railroad tracks and the canal by where I live. Luckily, the homeless people in downtown Loveland knew Bob, and would always bring him back home.
Bob is the greeter at my store, and my taste tester for the treats. 
Cosmic Dog has been open for almost 6 years, and Bob has been here the whole time.
Bob is a customer favorite, and I’m chopped liver. People always remembers Bob’s name before mine. (Laughing)
After school when the Bill Reed Middle School kids walk home, Bob always has his head out the door and all you hear is “Hi Bob!” “Hey Bob!” “Bob!”

 

“People of Loveland”

 Meet Mayor Jacki.

“I’m mailing my packages out at the post office, and then I’m walking down to City Hall where I pick up my mail and newspapers. I’m out to get my vitamin D quota for the day. 
Loveland is gorgeous today! 
I’m really looking forward to Memorial Day weekend!”


 People of Loveland”

Police Week Edition.
Police Week is May 13th -19th.

Meet Jojo.“Jojo is the Explosive Detection K-9 with the Loveland Police K-9 Unit within the Loveland Police Department. Aside from Jojo’s normal patrol work, she also works with the Northern Colorado Bomb Squad, Larimer County Sheriff's Office and Fort Collins Police Services.Jojo is also a search and rescue dog who is trained to find missing children and at risk adults. Jojo is a ‘find and lick’ and not a ‘find and bite’ K-9” 
said Loveland Community Service Officer and K-9 Handler Travis Tebbe.

rEVOLVE: The Art of Cycling:
May 18 – August 31, 2018
Loveland Museum Lobby
Public Reception: Friday, June 8, 6 – 8 pm
White Rhino Customs, located in Denver, Colorado, is a place where art and lifestyle intersect. Founder, Ian Houghton, and his team have collaborated with incredible local artists to design and build some of the most jaw-dropping bikes available to date.

Through the rEVOLVE: Art of Cycling series, White Rhino not only hopes to recognize and promote amazing local talent, but also aims to introduce an unparalleled aesthetic that has been missing from the cycling industry. They strive to revolutionize cycling culture through blending innovative fabrication, customized creation and artistic sensibility. The White Rhino team builds custom bikes as unique as the person riding them.

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"Out of Darkness"
The Independence Gallery will be featuring event for the month of June - The wonderful and mysterious images from the dark. Painting & photography by Independence Gallery artists, Gary Lengyel, Rae Ann M. Garrett, Billie J. Colson, David Newton.

You can visit their Facebook Event HERE


 

Downtown Development Authority Welcomes New Members to their Board

The Downtown Development Authority will be welcoming two new board members at their monthly meeting on Monday, June 11, 2018.   The board members appointments will officially begin on July 1, 2018 and they will serve 4 year terms.   Kim Bernhardt- the owner of QPS- Quick Print Shop, and Cheri Waneka a business owner of Actian Corporation, both within the district. 

Let's Talk Broadband! 

The City of Loveland is considering bringing municipal broadband Internet service to the community. What is it and what do you need to know? Come by and meet with us at Night on the Town Friday, June 8th to learn more about the project and ask your questions!

Patina Flats at The Foundry is now open and taking tours!

Living spaces at Patina Flats at The Foundry are thoughtfully designed with comfort and convenience in mind, and are stylishly appointed with the kind of premium materials and finishes you won’t find in any other apartments for rent in Loveland. Our Lincoln building is set to open in August 2018, and the Cleveland building is set to open in October 2018!

Our community amenities feature a 24-hour fully equipped fitness center, an executive lounge with a pool table and rooftop patio, a lobby and lounge space, and much more! Patina Flats will also have an on-site hotel and movie theatre, a central plaza for entertainment, and first floor restaurants and retail!   

The apartments offer open and modern floorplans with high-end finishes that make Patina Flats at The Foundry the most desirable new apartments in Loveland, Colorado. Studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom urban living units fill the upper floors while retail, restaurants, and creative offices fill the first floor to give residents the convenience of urban living right in the heart of the Sweetheart City!

Stop by our office located at 320 N. Cleveland Avenue; contact us at 970-672-1013 or email us here to set up a tour today! We look forward to speaking with you!


 

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