A Fort Collins project that has been in the works, in one form or another, for some seven years, may be on its way to final city approval.
The Boulder-based Elevations Credit Union wants to build a combined office, retail, and residential space at 221 E. Mountain Avenue in downtown Fort Collins.
That roughly half-acre site was formerly the home of the Mountain View Tire Shop.
As originally proposed by MAV Development, which has offices in Broomfield, the site would see the construction of a 67,000 square-foot building in a part of the city populated with one and two-story offices and retail space.
But when nothing came of that plan, the Elevations Credit Union, in 2017, purchased the site for $2.3 million, subsequently announcing plans for a new structure.
As proposed, that four-story building will measure a larger 78,000 square-feet, and will feature some condominiums and Class A office space in a section of Denver lacking in such space.
The Elevations Credit Union plans to use two floors of the new building for a full-service branch location, as well as its offices.
The project has now received the approval of the Fort Collins Landmark Preservation Commission, and is on its way to the city’s Downtown Development Authority for review.
Project architect is the Neenan Company of Fort Collins.
By Garry Boulard