September 26, 2014

Microbrewery, storage facility proposed in NE Fort Collins

FORT COLLINS – An entity called Aspen Property Management LLC is proposing a 104,000-square-foot self-storage facility and new microbrewery on 6.4 acres of land at the southwest corner of Lemay Avenue and Buckingham Street.

The proposal is up for concept review before city officials on Monday. Ken Merritt of JR Engineering in Fort Collins submitted the plans for Aspen Property Management, which is led by Fort Collins developer Stan Scott.

The proposed development would go on vacant land owned by Mountain View Community Church that sits within close proximity to craft brewing powers New Belgium Brewing and Odell Brewing.

“You benefit from all the others,” Merritt said of the location. “Given all the people who do the brew tours in Fort Collins, it gives them another quality place to stop.”

The plans call for a 3,500-square-foot brewery at the intersection of Lemay and Buckingham, complete with outdoor patio and deck. The plan, Merritt said, would be to attract a brewer who would want to open a smaller brewery and taproom in the location rather than a major packaging brewery.

To the south of the brewery would sit a 26,000-square-foot climate-controlled storage facility complete with a 1,500-square-foot management office and a 1,500-square-foot caretaker residence. That’s in addition to 76,000 square feet of drive-up storage.

City of Fort Collins planner Ted Shepard said the land is zoned industrial and that the church has been trying to sell it for some time.

“We’ve seen lots of (proposals) come in on that parcel,” Shepard said. “This happens to be the latest, so we’ll see how far it gets.”

FORT COLLINS – An entity called Aspen Property Management LLC is proposing a 104,000-square-foot self-storage facility and new microbrewery on 6.4 acres of land at the southwest corner of Lemay Avenue and Buckingham Street.

The proposal is up for concept review before city officials on Monday. Ken Merritt of JR Engineering in Fort Collins submitted the plans for Aspen Property Management, which is led by Fort Collins developer Stan Scott.

The proposed development would go on vacant land owned by Mountain View Community Church that sits within close proximity to craft brewing powers New Belgium Brewing and Odell Brewing.

“You benefit from all…

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