Town Administrator's Weekly Update
Firecracker Run

Town Administrator              July 8, 2019

Wise Property
It's official! The Town of Erie purchased the Wise Homestead this week. This 170 acres of agriculture land is the largest open space purchase the Town has made to date.

Firecracker Run
Staff teamed up to participate in the annual Firecracker event. Way to go team!

Fireworks Show
Thank you for a successful Back to Basics Fireworks show! Special thanks to the Colorado Grand National Golf Club, Mountain View Fire Rescue, the Parks and Recreation Staff and the Police Department.

Urban Land Institute (ULI) Four Corners Technical Advisory Panel (TAP)
This Thursday and Friday the Town of Erie is hosting a ULI TAP study! The goal for this study is to determine how best to create a unique sense of place and an economically thriving center around Erie’s Four Corners (the intersection of Erie Parkway and County Line Road). In this area, four different property owners have development plans in various stages of entitlement. Without delaying projects, the Town wants to ensure these individual developments are complementary and all contribute to creating an attractive community center with the right mix of retail, office, residential, park and open space uses that will thrive in Erie’s market. Further, we want to achieve the goal of an attractive community center while also strengthening Erie’s existing historic Downtown. In summary, the Town wants the TAP to work with the Town and stakeholders to help develop the framework for a clear and realistic vision for the center of Erie.
The ULI has pulled together an all-star panel to help the Town on this project, including:
  • Brent Lloyd, Managing Principal, BrightView Design Group (area planning)
  • Scott Chomiak, Director of Development, Koelbel (land development)
  • Arleen Taniwaki, Principal, ArLand Land Use Economics (market analysis)
  • Marcus Notheisen, Vice President, Castle Rock Economic Development (ED)
  • Michael Kercheval, Executive Director, CU Real Estate Center (retail)
  • Kiley Baham, Associate Principal, KGA Studio Architects (design)

(Red indicates public sessions with the Board of Trustees). The sessions are in the Town Hall Board Room and/or Community Room.

Thursday, July 11th
     8–9 a.m.: Introductions and overview from sponsors and/or city officials
     9-10 a.m.: Walking tour of site

    10-10:15 a.m.: Break
     10:15 a.m.-12 p.m.: Stakeholder* interviews
     12–1 p.m.: Working lunch
     1–2 p.m.: Stakeholder* interviews
     2–6 p.m.: Panel and ULI staff sequesters to develop strategic findings/recommendations
     6-8 p.m.: Working dinner among panel and Town staff
               *Property owners and representatives from surrounding HOAs

Friday, July 12th
     8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.: Panel and ULI staff sequesters to develop strategic findings/recommendations
     Noon-1 p.m.: Working lunch
     1-2 p.m.: Panel presentation of findings and recommendations followed by Q&A

Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation staff  entertained more than 415 youth sports participants, coaches, and family members at Rockies Night!


Public Works

The Water Department is currently closing out the Solids Handling Project, which began in 2017, just in time to start the next expansion! Garney Construction ha sbegun excavation for a second pre-treatment building and filtration capacity increases. The plant will be under construction well into 2020 and will increase from a 9.9 million gallon per day (MGD) to a 16.65 MGD plant. The project will cost over $12 million dollars. 
Officers Trosky and Callahan


Meet Officers Trosky and Callahan in the most recent Officer Spotlight. Visit our Facebook page for an interview with the two, who recently celebrated their first 6 months with the department. Trainees Hartman and Willyard finished up week 4 of the Field Training Officer program.
Eat at birdhouse 526 briggs street

Economic Development

Many exciting projects are underway, and while still going through the building plans and approval process, they are still worthy of an update. Visit the Town of Erie Urban Renewal Project Summary for details on Eat At Birdhouse (coming soon to 526 Briggs Street) as well as conceptualization images of retail space available (615 Briggs Street).

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