ARCHIVED  February 1, 1997

Longview Business Park offers Loveland alternative: Project will bring more uses to U.S. 287 corridor

Plenty of mixed-use space is up for grabs at Longview Business Park, an industrial park located between Fort Collins and Loveland.
The park, owned by First and Second Longview Ltd., rests on approximately 160 acres, bounded on the north by 71st Street, on the south by 66th Street, on the east by U.S. Highway 287 and on the north by Franklin Street.
Sixty 20-acre lots are for sale starting at $75,000 per lot.
“This park is unique because it’s designed as a high-quality, high-class business park that will serve these cities in a convenient way,´ said Karl Carson, general partner.
People can purchase this property for the company they are developing or simply buy the land to lease it as an investment, said Ron Young, a broker with Re/Max First Commercial.
“We are really excited about this park because of its central location, Young said. “And as an added incentive to buyers, we have very competitive pricing at $1.10 per square foot. The combination of location and price makes us hard to beat.”
With an expected completion date of five to 10 years, Longview has great potential for expansion and development, Carson said.
Right now, the park’s sole resident is the Eldon James Corp., a manufacturer of plastic injection fittings. But Young said he is satisfied with the level of inquiry about the park and the variety of businesses seeking information.
“We’ve had inquiries from distribution companies, office users, landscape companies and contractors,” he said. “And we’re in every stage of negotiation from just talking to nearly under contract.”
Longview joins several other business parks in the Loveland area, including Crossroads Business Park off Interstate 25 and the Fort Collins/Loveland Airpark, in a stiffly competitive arena
Don Marostica of Moore & Company Realtor, who considered purchasing the park, said there is a surplus of industrial land in Loveland. He questions the need for another plot.
“Longview was flag-poled into Loveland at a time when the economy was down and we really needed it,” He said. “That just isn’t the case now. I think their timing might be off.”
Marostica said Longview owners might do better by raising the park to another level along the lines of a technological park.
“What we don’t want is the kind of strip like the flea markets further north,” he said. “I’m sure any plans they have will be thoroughly scrutinized by the city to make sure the result is appealing.
Young said there is no assigned breakdown of uses for the space but he expects the park will attract a number of office users as well as light industries and companies that may need showrooms, such as car dealerships or furniture stores.
“We hope to keep this a very compatible park for all businesses,” Carson said.
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Plenty of mixed-use space is up for grabs at Longview Business Park, an industrial park located between Fort Collins and Loveland.
The park, owned by First and Second Longview Ltd., rests on approximately 160 acres, bounded on the north by 71st Street, on the south by 66th Street, on the east by U.S. Highway 287 and on the north by Franklin Street.
Sixty 20-acre lots are for sale starting at $75,000 per lot.
“This park is unique because it’s designed as a high-quality, high-class business park that will serve these cities in a convenient way,´ said Karl Carson,…

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