Longmont Local Authorities Opening up Debate for Redevelopment District, Former Site of Butterball Factory
- Feb 26, 2014
After a crucial rezone measure was taken by local authorities, it is time for locals and investors to start coming up with ideas for a redevelopment site in the city of Longmont, Colo. The plan is to get inspiration for the development projects that would eventually replace the defunct Butterball factory occupying a large chunk of land. The Longmont Downtown Development Authority has now put the redevelopment of that area at the top of its to-do list. Local authorities have already changed zoning regulations for the area, from mixed industrial to mixed use.
The downtown district has been broken into four sub-divisions that include the Times-Call building, as well as other properties on Fourth Ave. and Terry St., all of which are currently for sale. Another area includes the Boulder County-owned, facility that was once used by the Longmont Christian School, located at Sixth and Coffman. The remaining two subdivisions of the district are the Main Street corridor and the seven-parcel, 27-acre site that houses the former Butterball facility. The possibility of a transportation hub serving the district is also up for discussion.
The Downtown Development Authority has opened the issue to the locals, calling residents to come up with their visions for the district. The endgame is to redevelop the site and build retail space, housing units and potentially office space, the Denver Post writes. According to that same source, the development authority will aim to use its vision and, through incentives, try to shape the future of the Butterball site with the help of the investors that will acquire the parcels.