Silverthorne Safeway reviews delayed |

Silverthorne Safeway reviews delayed

SILVERTHORNE – The next review of Silverthorne’s proposed Safeway has been delayed, and shopping center developers now plan to come before the council and planning commission for public hearings in June.

Originally, the review of the preliminary and final approvals for the center were slated for May.

The project, now called The Shops at Silver Mountain Village, calls for a 65,000-square-foot Safeway and several other retail shops. The planned site, on land between Willowbrook and the Elks Lodge, includes 11 acres along Highway 9.

The project’s many critics object to development of the hay meadow, which is now under private ownership.

The delay doesn’t mean the project has hit a stumbling block. However, the many agencies that have reviewed the plans have given developer Kornfeld-Koslosky Properties lists of their concerns. Company spokesman Brad Kornfeld said they want to address those issues before coming into the town hall for public scrutiny.

“There’s nothing that’s a huge issue,” Kornfeld said. “But when we do come in, we don’t want to have these issues attached as conditions so we can get our approvals more quickly.”

The Colorado Department of Transportation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are among the agencies that have concerns regarding access and wetlands respectively.

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