Friday, February 12, 2010

Lowe's Home Improvement Store for Silverthorne?

Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse was preliminarily approved by Silverthorne Town Council recently. The proposed store and attached garden center would be located on the corner of Wildernest Road and Buffalo Mountain Drive and and would total 138,000 square feet.

It will sit on 11.2 acres at the site of a former auto dealership.

Lowe's must address engineering issues (a retaining wall needs to be built to stabalize a steep incline behind the building that's prone to slides), architectural issues (like a light-colored roof, and a large, boxy building with no visual breaks), traffic issues (entrance sizes and vehicle congestion), visual problems (outdoor displays and landscaping), wetland and water questions, and other code issues.

Lowe's representative Ted Anderson said the corporation would address all design concerns made by town staff and council, and work with the town to make the plan acceptable.
Anderson said he hopes for the new Lowe's to be open within a year.