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Silverthorne: Home Depot submits new building plan

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SILVERTHORNE ” Silverthorne recently received yet another new building plan from Home Depot proposing to build a 100,000 square-foot store just south of Interstate 70 near the outlet stores at the base of the Dillon Dam.

“The first step is to check to see if they’ve addressed all our referral agency concerns,” said Mark Leidal, community development director for Silverthorne.

Silverthorne previously expressed concerns about a wetland setback and a “boulevard” entrance intended to ease the concerns of officials worried about access over a narrow bridge.

The boulevard will provide two lanes on each side of the road with a center median, essentially allowing for two lanes of traffic if one side is blocked, and it wouldn’t require a bridge over the river.

Silverthorne residents raised concerns about the bright-orange signs, traffic and potential wetlands impacts of a proposed Home Depot during an informal meeting with the big-box retailer in October.

The next step is to review the new proposal, write staff reports and schedule a hearing with the planning commission and town council, Leidal said.

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