Red Village renovations to begin at Silverthorne Outlets in July
SILVERTHORNE – If all goes as planned, the last phase of a 3-year, multi-million dollar renovation of the Outlets at Silverthorne will be finished by this holiday season.Construction is planned to begin in July on the Red Village, which is last in line for the aesthetic upgrades that have already taken place at the Green and Blue villages.The improvements in the Red Village will be similar to what can already been seen around the three-village mall – stronger, larger architectural features, new, flashier signs and a freshly painted roof (the color on the Red Village will be more of a rust hue, as opposed to cherry red).Also in store are changes specific to the Red Village.
For one, the breezeway that leads shoppers past stores like The Gap and Tommy Hilfiger will be brightened up.Skylights will be cut in the roof to allow natural light to cascade in, new lights will hang from the ceiling and heaters will warm shoppers as they pass through the hall. Wood planks will replace the bland concrete ceiling and wooden trusses will criss-cross overhead. “I think this will probably be one of the most significant changes you’ll see to the entire project when it’s finished,” project designer Marcel Proskow told the Silverthorne Planning Commission at a meeting this week.
Designs also call for a fireplace in the village’s plaza area, as well as additional landscaping to make the outside area more inviting.The far corner of the mall where two of the buildings come together in a V shape, hiding the tenants from view, will be opened up to create better visibility.The Outlets remodel project began in October 2004 with the Blue Village, which has enjoyed 100 percent occupancy since the renovation was completed in spring 2005. Work is finishing up on the Green Village, whose new look has attracted Old Navy and a slew of other retailers.
While the other villages have bulked up on tenants, the Red Village has fallen behind, but Outlets manager Rob Goodell said several retailers are very interested in opening there as well.Earlier this week, the Silverthorne Planning Commission approved the Outlets’ latest plans for the Red Village. The town council will consider the plans on Wednesday.Nicole Formosa can be reached at (970) 668-4629, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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