Hey, Spike! sees Peak One Neighborhood kick-off in Frisco
The long-awaited start of construction on the Peak One Neighborhood attainable housing development has started, with a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday.
Attended by builders, Town of Frisco officials, homeowner hopefuls, Summit Combined Housing Authority board members and officers, along with title folks and bankers, Grant Miller Excavation’s heavy equipment began clearing the west end of Belford Street for the first phase’s 12 residences. A total of 70 are planned over a five-year period.
Jocelyn Mills, the town’s senior planner, was recognized for her persistence over the years to bring the project to reality.
Joining her were Town Manager Michael Penny, Public Works Director Tim Mack, Mayor Bill Pelham and Councilmembers Kent Willis, Larry Sawyer, Kim Cancelosi, Gary Wilkinson and Eileen Davies.
“I’m excited to get going,” developer David O’Neil told the crowd of about 60. “And I don’t care how many times I’ve done this. When you break ground and you start work, it’s always thrilling.”
David built Breckenridge’s very popular Wellington Neighborhood.
On hand were: Denny Rogstad of Breckenridge Building Center; Grant Miller; Steve Balog of APC Concrete; Mechanically Inclined’s Paul Kennedy; Sara Zuckerman of Greer’s Appliances; Jim and Danny Day, Day Brothers Carpentry; Traditional Neighborhood Builders President Danny McCrerey, site super Andrew Voth, and Alicia Donovan, finance controller.
Also, Summit Combined Housing Authority Executive Director Jennifer Kermode and staffers Joy Klein and Joanne Van Steenberghe; Land Title’s Brooke Roberts and Amy Mastin; David Preaus of the Silverthorne Town Council and Housing Authority Board; and Wells Fargo mortgage banker Rolando Cuadrado.
Among others attending were SDN Publisher Matt Sandberg and Editor Alex Miller and wife, Jen; former Summit County commissioner Don Peterson, who also served on the town council; and former Breck mayor and lawyer Steve “ZL-33” West.
Congrats to Taylor Mack, son of Tim and Karen of Frisco Heights, who graduated from Chapman University in Orange, Calif., on May 21, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He was in the SHS Class of 2006.
Taylor is presently working for an executive search firm in Irvine part-time and is on the full-time job search in the Orange County area.
“It sure is good to be out of Texas and back in Frisco,” e-mailed Frank and Ann Amoroso. “We got here last Sunday and have finished unpacking. Great weather! Hope the winter was good for you although I know it was lacking in snow early on.”
Others on The Summit for their summer tour are Robert and Diana Levin from Florida.
Back from California for the summer and sporting about in her BMW Mini Cooper is Ann McCrerey.
Texas radio talk show host Dave “Amarillo” Smith was here for some mechanical duty getting the Ford Frisco Model T running and down in the Antique Emporium of Rob Philippe’s.
Thursday afternoon, Spike and Mary attended the packed celebration of Bob Mosbaugh’s life at the Lord of the Mountains Church in Dillon.
Pastor Joe Holub did a good job of keeping things lighthearted, yet thoughtful.
Bob died a few days ago after suffering a couple of years with ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease that prematurely robbed him of mobility, but left him mentally sharp.
Area emergency vehicles and uniformed personnel honored Bob with a long procession to the church. He had been a longtime Summit County Ambulance Service staffer.
Spike recalls meeting Bob in Alamosa, then a student at Adams State College. That was some 35 years ago.
Bob earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the San Luis Valley school, while working as a ski patroller at Wolf Creek. He would later work at Copper Mountain, after moving here in 1979.
And just about two weeks ago, on a bright and sunny day, wheelchair-bound Bob and wife Lynne exchanged greetings of the day with me out on the Recpath, not far from their home on Frisco Street. A gentleman lost.
Miles F. Porter IV, nicknamed “Spike,” a Coloradan since 1949, is an Army veteran, former Climax miner, graduate of Adams State College, and a resident of Summit County since 1982. An award-winning investigative reporter, he and wife Mary E. Staby owned newspapers here for 20 years.
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