Up to 25 acres in Golden, Colorado could soon be redeveloped to make way for the new home of Yeti Cycles, set to be built inside a sprawling collaborative outdoor lifestyle campus.
The Golden, Colorado-based bike manufacturer, along with the Fort Collins-based Neenan Company, wants to reconfigure and repurpose just over two dozen acres on the west side of Colorado State Highway 93.
As planned, the project would see nine of those acres used for the construction of new offices, warehouse, and a factory store for Yeti Cycles, with Neenan developing and selling the other remaining 16 acres.
The campus would be designed so as to be populated with bike and walking trails, as well as green and open spaces.
Launched in 1985, Yeti Cycles manufactures what are described as “obsessively engineered, masterfully crafted” kids, road, and mountain bikes that range in price from around $199 to just under $8,000.
It is currently located in an industrial park on the southeast side of Golden that it says it has outgrown.
In a statement, Kristi Pollard, chief executive officer of the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation, lauded the campus proposal as a “prime example of the innovation and leadership emerging out of the local industry.”
“An outdoor lifestyle campus of this scale highlights the impact that the outdoor industry has in Colorado, with the market poised for continued growth,” Pollard added.
Because the campus project first requires re-zoning approval from Jefferson County, a timeline for its construction has not yet been announced.
By Garry Boulard