Superior Colorado Town Center Approved

Land controversy seems to be a consistent topic of debate around the small community of Superior, Colorado just outside of Boulder.

The most recent hoopla is centered around the proposed Superior Town Center which is to be generally located near what most local folks know as the area near McCaslin and the Boulder turnpike.

This is an area which includes Superior Ice, Superior Liquor, and Old Chicago… and of course the adjacent vacant land which runs between Highway 36 on the north, the gated portion of Rock Creek to the south, McCaslin Boulevard on the west, and the historic Superior cemetery to the east.

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I’d seriously enjoy having the opportunity to talk to you about your plans if you’re moving, or if you know someone who is considering a move, and needs some straight answers.

Monday, August 26th 2013 the Superior Town Board of Trustees authorized tax increment financing for public improvements, and approved a resolution which provides the use of up to $109 million to cover much of the cost of constructing public improvements for the estimated $700 million, 157-acre development.

This Town Center has been a controversial, and much heated debate among residents, as is often the case when new real estate developments and projects are proposed for the town.

Surprisingly three of the seven Superior town board trustees were absent, nonetheless the entire board gave a final OK to the project a week prior to the official vote, which passed 4-0 in favor on Monday evening.

The plan looks like it will bring about 1,400 new homes, recreational and athletic fields, about a half million square feet of commercial space, a new civic space and most importantly for many people, a town square.

This is one of the last ‘prime’ pieces of available real estate according to some people (however I think they’re neglecting to consider the location near the Horizons apartments along Coalton Road, and the property at the northeast corner of Coalton and McCaslin).

Town planners have entertained proposals and eyed development of some sort for about 15 years, and finally San Diego-based developer Ranch Capital LLC was, to quote a Daily Camera article “hotly debated” within the Superior community. This is definitely true if you look at the town’s CAC list or spend a few minutes at the local coffee shop or super market.

I’m excited to see what comes together, and I hope it gets done well. The Superior Marketplace across the road, and the Safeway shopping center have been fairly good examples of what doesn’t seem to work well, so let’s hope the latest plans for this new development include the right elements for success.

Time will tell.

Zachary Epps, GRI, ABR, REALTOR®, Eco-Broker®, full-time RE/MAX professional, and author of

The Boulder Real Estate and Neighborhood Guide 

The Boulder Condo Guide 

The Home Buyer’s Handbook

Call, text, or email me today!… I’d seriously enjoy having the opportunity to talk to you about your plans if you’re moving, or if you know someone who is considering a move, and needs some straight answers.

 

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