Developer to enhance S’thorne town center |

Developer to enhance S’thorne town center

Summit Daily/Brad OdekirkPhase II south of the Silverthorne Pavilion is being looked at by a new developer to enhance the town's center.

SILVERTHORNE – The town of Silverthorne is working with a new developer to help enhance its town center, which could bring new stores and restaurants to the area by Christmas of next year.Last Wednesday, the town council unanimously approved the first reading of a lease with Denver-area developer Peter Cudlip of Alberta Development Partners.Cudlip expressed interest in constructing a 12,000-square-foot building and a 9,000-square-foot building to complement the Silverthorne Pavilion, which was built during Phase I of the development.

The town center concept is to create a “downtown” focal point for a town that doesn’t have one.The new addition will be located south of the Pavilion on a 2.2-acre lot and will be designed to mirror the architecture and elevation of the Pavilion to ensure it remains the primary focal point of the site.Mark Leidal, the community development director, said the plan calls for a batch of new retail stores and restaurants to fill the space, but that some office buildings and residential units could be worked into the mix at a later time.

If the council approves the lease’s second reading in December, the developer will need to present a sketch plan, but Cudlip said he hopes to break ground by next spring and open before Christmas 2005.Cudlip has worked on a number of major projects in the Denver Metro area, but this would be his first project in Summit County.His first attempt to do business in the county was in Frisco. Elected officials iced his plan to build a regional retail center on the 10-acre parcel pending further study of development alternatives.

Tuesday, consultant Ford Frick told Frisco a regional retail center would be the best choice to bolster sales taxes. Nicole Formosa can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 229, or at

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