The Town of Silverthorne, Colorado has issued a Request for Proposals to build a commercial district that will have a direct tie-in with a currently under-development workforce housing project.
What is being called the Shops at Smith Ranch will go up off of Colorado State Highway 9 at the intersection of Ruby Ranch Road and could include the eventual construction of a grocery store, restaurants, coffee shops, bakery, and liquor store, among other businesses.
The project is being designed to serve the residents of the adjacent Smith Ranch Development, a 50-acre site that has so far seen the construction of sixty housing units, with another 37 currently in the building process.
Altogether, the Smith Ranch Development is expected to see the building of up to 240 single-family, duplex, and townhouse structures over the course of the next two years. Prices for the homes already built roughly range between $250,000 and $550,000.
The residential project is the result of a partnership between the Town of Silverthorne and a group called the Smith Ranch Development announced some three years ago.
Looking for planning and design services, as well as a site master plan for the Shops at Smith Ranch project, the RFP has a deadline of April 30.
By Garry Boulard
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