A historic Colorado commercial site that for generations was the home to the popular Lafayette Feed and Grain store may soon be redeveloped into a modern wellness center.
Plans have been submitted to the City of Lafayette for the creation of a nearly 4,000 square foot building that will be two stories in height and will house a series of massage, yoga, and acupuncture services.
The project, at 816 E. Baseline Road on the east side of Lafayette, will additionally include more than 5,800 square feet of new landscaping and the creation of parking spaces for just over 40 vehicles.
Designed by Sopher Sparn Architects of Boulder, the project has won the initial approval of the Lafayette Planning Commission.
It will be called the Silos Wellness Center, referencing the old grain elevator and silos that were such a conspicuous part of the store’s property and operations.
That grain elevator was built more than a century ago and put out of commission in 1992. The silos were constructed in the 1950s.
Redevelopment plans for the site call for keeping the grain elevator and silos intact, with the new structure built to their immediate front.
By Garry Boulard
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