WHO OWNS COLORADO: LOVELAND.Development in Loveland Loveland, city (1990 pop. 37,352), Larimer co., N Colo.; inc. 1881. Loveland lies in a fertile farm area, irrigated by the Colorado–Big Thompson project. It is a processing and shipping center for sugar beets, grains, fruits and vegetables, beans, and livestock. is really a tale of two cities A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is the second historical novel by Charles Dickens. The plot centres on the years leading up to the French Revolution and culminates in the Jacobin Reign of Terror. .
In the east is the sprawling Centerra project, the vision of Chad Chad (chăd, chäd), Fr. Tchad, officially Republic of Chad, republic (2005 est. pop. 9,826,000), 495,752 sq mi (1,284,000 sq km), N central Africa. and Troy McWhinney The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter.
Please help [ improve the introduction] to meet Wikipedia's layout standards. You can discuss the issue on the talk page. of McWhinney Enterprises. In the west and other parts of town are individual developers, each with 100 or so acres, trying to etch To create a design in a material by digging out the material. The circuit designs on printed circuit boards and chips are etched by acid. See chip and printed circuit board. out a plan for their land.
The city of Loveland Planning Commission Noun 1. planning commission - a commission delegated to propose plans for future activities and developments
commission, committee - a special group delegated to consider some matter; "a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle is in the middle, with the daunting daunt
tr.v. daunt·ed, daunt·ing, daunts
To abate the courage of; discourage. See Synonyms at dismay.
[Middle English daunten, from Old French danter, from Latin task of coordinating the desires of builders with the city government's own ideas for growth.
The McWhinneys' stake in Loveland goes back to the mid- mid-
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Cleveland, former county, NE England, created under the Local Government Act of 1972 (effective 1974). It was composed of the county boroughs of Hartlepool and Teeside and parts of the former counties of Durham and granted their family about 650 acres of flat farmland along what is now Interstate in·ter·state
Involving, existing between, or connecting two or more states.
One of a system of highways extending between the major cities of the 48 contiguous United States.
Noun 1. 25.
Taking the long view of land ownership, the family held the property, which is now controlled largely by brothers Chad, 29, and Troy, 27.
In 1993, Prime Retail chose the McWhinney's farm for its 350,000 square-foot Prime Outlets shopping center shopping center, a concentration of retail, service, and entertainment enterprises designed to serve the surrounding region. The modern shopping center differs from its antecedents—bazaars and marketplaces—in that the shops are usually amalgamated into , which has become the anchor of northern Colorado's biggest development project. Centerra has grown to nearly 4,000 acres, and generates more tax dollars for the city of 50,000 than any other part of town.
In the past three years, the Years, The
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See : Time McWhinneys have added a 123,000 square-foot Target store, six restaurants, four office buildings, two hotels (a third is in the works), and hundreds of apartments and other residential offerings -- all in an area that was open farmland in 1997. The project is so large compared with others in the city that planners adopted a set of zoning rules specifically for Centerra. The four-inch-thick binder binder: see combine.
An earlier Microsoft Office workbook file that let users combine related documents from different Office applications. The documents could be viewed, saved, opened, e-mailed and printed as a group. holding the 25-year master plan for the project sits like a monolith atop the desk of Loveland's chief planner, Greg George, and includes plans for $17.5 million in infrastructure to support $10 billion in industrial, retail, office and residential construction.
"It's really like a separate city out there," George said.
Loveland is a roll-up-the-sleeves kind of town, built on farming and ranching, a legacy still reflected in the surrounding sur·round
tr.v. sur·round·ed, sur·round·ing, sur·rounds
1. To extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle.
2. To enclose or confine on all sides so as to bar escape or outside communication.
n. green fields. Reactions were not always warm to buildings rising from this land, and that has put pressure on an old planning system See spreadsheet and financial planning system. that George admits was out of date.
For years, he said, rapidly expanding Loveland labored under an old plan that bogged down builders and planners in a laborious la·bo·ri·ous
1. Marked by or requiring long, hard work: spent many laborious hours on the project.
2. Hard-working; industrious. series of public hearings, sometimes for years, and left both sides without a long-term Long-term
Three or more years. In the context of accounting, more than 1 year.
1. Of or relating to a gain or loss in the value of a security that has been held over a specific length of time. Compare short-term. vision of where the city was heading. "It basically forced us to treat each project as it's own PUD PUD
peptic ulcer disease
Peptic ulcer disease (PUD)
A stomach disorder marked by corrosion of the stomach lining due to the acid in the digestive juices. (Planned Unit Development A Planned Unit Development, or PUD, is both a type of building development as well as a regulatory process. A PUD is a designed grouping of varied and compatible land uses, such as housing, recreation, commercial centers, and industrial parks, all within one contained ) ... and create all new zoning," George said. The effect was like building a puzzle “Puzzle solving” redirects here. For the concept in Thomas Kuhn's philosophy of science, see normal science.
A puzzle is a problem or enigma that challenges ingenuity. without the final picture as a reference.
To make matters worse, turnover in Loveland's planning department forced planners to re-examine re·ex·am·ine also re-ex·am·ine
tr.v. re·ex·am·ined, re·ex·am·in·ing, re·ex·am·ines
1. To examine again or anew; review.
2. Law To question (a witness) again after cross-examination. ongoing projects while they struggled to understand the city's arcane ar·cane
Known or understood by only a few: arcane economic theories. See Synonyms at mysterious.
[Latin arc zoning regulations. A new master plan, written mostly by George, streamlines much of the PUD process and paints a final picture with an outline of a specific mix of residential and commercial construction.
Now though, builders complain that the city's mix doesn't always make financial sense. And nearly a dozen projects along two north-south corridors in the northwest part of town are scrambling See scramble. for city approval.
"We got lucky," said John Giuliano of Giuliano and Father Construction. "What we wanted to do on our site matches what the city wants. They kind of pick places arbitrarily; sometimes (a shopping center) doesn't fit where the city wants to put them."
And vise-versa. Tom Hann, an independent planner who's working on the 160-acre Green Valley Ranch ranch, large farm devoted chiefly to raising and breeding cattle, horses, sheep, and goats. The cattle ranch was introduced from Latin America to Texas and the plains of the W United States and Canada. along the city's northern border, said his project started with a 180,000-square-foot grocery center and more than 700 homes.
It has since been whittled down to a modest 60,000 square feet of commercial and 537 residences.
"They try to do more than they need to do when it comes to review, so they end up creating all these problems trying to do all this stuff," Hann said.
Yet Loveland, like the state and other governments, has had to respond to concern about urban sprawl. Letters and calls to Loveland's local paper often were negative toward the young McWhinney brothers, calling Centerra "McWhinneyville," and accusing them of a develop-and-run approach.
"I think we've proven otherwise," said Nick Christensen, a vice president at McWhinney Enterprises. "It would have been easier for them to sell the land for car dealerships This article is about car dealerships. For the indie pop band, see Dealership (band).
A car dealership or vehicle local distribution is a business that sells new cars and/or used cars at the retail level, based on a dealership contract with an automaker or and mobile home parks," said Christensen. But "this kind of development is hard work," he said.
While there is still a vocal minority against the McWhinneys, some business leaders admit development was inevitable, and they say the brothers' project is better done than they might have imagined.
Roland Mower mower, farm machine used for cutting grasses and other hay crops. Mowers, drawn by or attached to tractors, or self-propelled, have superseded scythes. The mower is essentially an adaptation of the much earlier reaper. The first commercial mower was patented in 1847. , CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of the Northern Colorado Economic Development Corp., said the master-plan approach to the project prevented it from spreading in dozens of disjointed directions and leaving a lower-quality patchwork.
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See : Resourcefulness ," Mower said. "They've turned down projects that don't live up to their vision. That's the beauty of an overall development plan, you can coordinate everything. When they're done, they will have something the whole community can be proud of."
Despite the frustrations of other developers, town cheerleaders Notable cheerleaders
"I believe the development community ... wants to see the town's long-term interests served," he said. "It will do well for them to coordinate among themselves. It's not impossible, it just takes more work. They all want to build quality developments."
1 GREEN VALLEY RANCH LOCATION EAST OF WILSON STREET, SOUTH OF 57TH STREET, NORTH OF 50TH STREET DEVELOPER WARD EAST LTD. LAND OWNER RICHARD COLSON PHONE (970) 223-1961 PROJECT TYPE MIXED USE ACRES (TOTAL) APPROXIMATELY 160 NUMBER OF UNITS APPROXIMATELY 527 (SINGLE- (RESIDENTIAL) FAMILY AND MULTI-FAMILY MIX) PRICE RANGE PROBABLY $175,000 TO $300,000 SQUARE FEET APPROXIMATELY 60,000 (COMMERCIAL) GROUND BREAKING SUMMER 2002 BUILD OUT N/A About 25 acres is set aside for a potential large employment center. The commercial square footage listed above is for retail/convenience. The whole plan is subject to Loveland annexing the land. 2 HIDDEN VALLEY ESTATES LOCATION ALONG U.S. 34 EAST OF DEVIL'S BACKBONE DEVELOPER/ ROCK DEVELOPMENT LLP LAND OWNER PHONE (970) 484-5626 PROJECT TYPE MIXED USE ACRES (TOTAL) 440 NUMBER OF UNITS 637 (RESIDENTIAL) PRICE RANGE LOTS $30,0000 AND UP; HOMES $150,000 AND UP SQUARE FEET 18,000 (RETAIL AND (COMMERCIAL) MAYBE SOME OFFICE) GROUND BREAKING SPRING 2002 BUILD OUT 7 TO 8 YEARS The zoning calls for as many as four units per acre, but the developers are keeping about 60 percent of the land for open space, at 1.5 units/ acre. As of early May, this project was in the midst of general-development-plan approval with the planning commission. 3. CENTERRA LOCATION INTERSTATE 25 AND U.S. 34, NORTHWEST AND NORTHEAST CORNERS DEVELOPER/ MCWHINNEY ENTERPRISES LAND DWNER PHONE (970) 962-9960 PROJECT TYPE MIXED USE ACRES (TOTAL) 4,000 PLUS, WITH 3,000 AT I-25 AND U.S. 34, AND APPROXIMATELY 1,600 ON THE EAST SIDE OF I-25 FIVE MINUTES SOUTH NUMBER OF UNITS 700 UNDER WAY WITH MORE (RESIDENTIAL) THAN 5,000 PLANNED SQUARE FEET ABOUT 1 MILLION TO DATE, WITH (COMMERCIAL) ROOM FOR 10 MILLION-PLUS PRICE RANGE $120,000 TO $500,000-PLUS GROUND BREAKING 1992 BUILD OUT 2025 The McWhinney project is the biggest development in Northern colorado. Centerra started as Rocky Mountain Village, anchored by Prime Outlet Mall, and has since grown to include everything from single-family and multi-family residential to light industrial. Brothers Chad and Troy McWhinney still display original U.S. Presidential land grants in their offices. 4. KENDALL BROOK LOCATION 43RD STREET AND TAFT AVENUE DEVELOPER/ CHATEAU DEVELOPMENT CO. LAND OWNER PHONE (303) 771-8854 PROJECT TYPE MIXED USE ACRES (TOTAL) 168, INCLUDING, 3.6 OF COMMERCIAL NUMBER OF UNITS 404 SINGLE-FAMILY, 184 (RESIDENTIAL) MULTI-FAMILY SQUARE FEET N/A (COMMERCIAL) PRICE RANGE N/A GROUND BREAKING SUMMER 2001 BUILD OUT N/A The developer is negotiating to sell most of the building sites to a major national home builder. 5. GIULIANO ADDITION LOCATION WEST OF WILSON AVENUE AND NORTH OF 43RD STREET DEVELOPER/ GIULIAND & FATHER CONSTRUCTION LAND OWNER CO. INC. PHONE (970) 493-6262 PROJECT TYPE MIXED USE ACRES (TOTAL) 160 NUMBER OF UNITS APPROXIMATELY 450 (RESIDENTIAL) PRICE RANGE $110,000 TO $750,000-PLUS SQUARE FEET 150,000 ON 14 TO 16 ACRES (COMMERCIAL) GROUND BREAKING SPRING 2002 BUILD OUT N/A The site includes an elementary school and walking trails that will connect with other developments, including Buck First (another Giuliano project) and Wilson Commons. The plan is under consideration by the planning commission. 6. SEVEN LAKES LOCATION NORTH OF 29TH STREET, SOUTH OF HORSESHOE LAKE DEVELOPER/ GLEN PROPERTIES INC. LAND OWNER PHONE (970) 663-1897 PROJECT TYPE RESIDENTIAL ACRES (TOTAL) 130.91 NUMBER OF UNITS 175 SINGLE-FAMILY, 110 (RESIDENTIAL) PATIO HOMES, AND 82-132 MULTI-FAMILY SQUARE FEET NONE (COMMERCIAL) PRICE RANGE $180,000 TO $500,000 GROUND BREAKING JULY 2001 BUILD OUT N/A This project, which the developer says is approved by the planning commission, is nearly surrounded by lakes. Seven builders will construct homes in the development. 7. DAKOTA GLEN LOCATION NORTH OF 14TH STREET, WEST OF WILSON AVENUE DEVELOPER/ GLEN PROPERTIES INC. LAND OWNER PHONE (970) 663-1897 PROJECT TYPE RESIDENTIAL ACRES (TOTAL) 127.66 NUMBER OF UNITS 261 SINGLE-FAMILY, 68 TO (RESIDENTIAL) 102 MULTI-FAMILY SQUARE FEET NONE (COMMERCIAL) PRICE RANGE N/A GROUND BREAKING 2003 BUILD OUT N/A Seven builders plan to construct homes in the development. Forty acres of open space are planned. The property is just starting the planning commission review process. 8. EAGLE BROOK MEADOWS LOCATION NORTH OF 50TH STREET, SOUTH OF 57TH STREET AND WEST OF TAFT AVENUE DEVELOPER/ CHATEAU DEVELOPMENT CO. LAND OWNER PHONE (303) 771-8854 PROJECT TYPE RESIDENTIAL ACRES (TOTAL) 117 NUMBER OF UNITS 450 TOTAL, 130 MULTI- (RESIDENTIAL) FAMILY SQUARE FEET N/A (COMMERCIAL) PRICE RANGE $120,000 TO $300,000 GROUND BREAKING 2003 BUILD OUT N/A The project is still in the process of zoning and annexation by the city of Loveland. 9. MEADOWBROOK RIDGE LOCATION 22ND STREET, WEST OF WILSON AT THE DEAD END DEVELOPER/ KEIRNS DEVELOPMENT LLC LAND OWNER PHONE (970) 667-0770 PROJECT TYPE RESIDENTIAL ACRES (TOTAL) 125 NUMBER OF UNITS 350 TO 450 (RESIDENTIAL) PRICE RANGE $175,000 AND UP FOR SINGLE-FAMILY, ABOUT $150,000 FOR TOWNHOMES AND DUPLEXES SQUARE FEET NONE (COMMERCIAL) GROUND BREAKING SUMMER 2002 BUILD OUT N/A The land has never been zoned, so the planning commission must approve the PUD. 10. THE WATERFRONT AT BOYD LAKE LOCATION ALONG THE NORTH SHORE OF BOYD LAKE DEVELOPER/ THE GENNESEE CO. LLC/ LAND OWNER WATER. FRONT LLC PHONE (303) 526-9000 PROJECT TYPE RESIDENTIAL ACRES (TOTAL) 170 NUMBER OF UNITS 200 SINGLE-FAMILY (RESIDENTIAL) SQUARE FEET NONE (COMMERCIAL) PRICE RANGE N/A GROUND BREAKING SPRING 2002 BUILD OUT N/A This is the second phase of development along Boyd Lake. Lakeside lots in the first phase sold for $220,000 to $230,000 and were bought up in a matter of weeks. Some have already resold for $300,000 or more. 11. ALFORD LAKE LOCATION EAST OF N. TAFT AVENUE, QUARTER-MILE SOUTH OF 57TH STREET DEVELOPER/ MSP COMPANIES LAND OWNER PHONE (303) 399-9804 PROJECT TYPE RESIDENTIAL ACRES (TOTAL) 140 NUMBER OF UNITS 475; 345 SINGLE-FAMILY, 130 MULTI-FAMILY SQUARE FEET NONE (COMMERCIAL) PRICE RANGE $155,000 TO $450,000 GROUND BREAKING FALL 2001 BUILD OUT 2006 Housing will range from patio homes up to custom and semi-custom homes on lots of 12,000 square feet.