Construction on G-town subdivision expected

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Bighorn Crossing is scheduled to have 64 townhomes, 72 condos and a three-story hotel

By Corinne Westeman

Georgetown’s new subdivision, Bighorn Crossing, is scheduled to break ground next month.

The subdivision, which will be near the Georgetown Lake Lagoon area near 22nd and Argentine Streets, has been platted as a 17-acre subdivision of 64 townhomes, 72 condominiums and a three-story hotel.

Developer Kurt Soukup said his team is planning to break ground mid-March, begin modular construction on May 1 and finish the first 15 units by July. However, the pacing could fluctuate with demand, he said, adding that half of the first 15 units have been claimed.

Low housing availability has been an issue for the town in recent months, Dana Abrahamson of Argent Real Estate said, adding that this quantity of new development hasn’t been seen in Georgetown in recent years.

Soukup anticipates Bighorn Crossings’ residents will be a sampling of Georgetown’s current residents — young families, seniors, people who commute to Denver for work, second-home owners, and residents who work in Georgetown and Clear Creek County.

In addition to the subdivision’s permanent residents, Bighorn Crossing will be home to a brew pub and a Microtel by Wyndham. The hotel will have 77 rooms, indoor pool and Jacuzzi, and meeting space. The hotel will be locally owned and operated by Creek Elevation, LLC, Soukup’s company Centennial Opportunity Fund stated in a press release.

Soukup said the hotel is scheduled to begin construction about the same time as the other units and should be done by December.

Bighorn Crossing, which was first named Rose Mill development, started taking shape from a design and logistical standpoint in December 2016, Soukup said. The town’s Board of Selectmen approved, with conditions, the final plat at its regular meeting on Dec. 12.

On the whole, he thought the town had reacted positively to the development, and Soukup said he and his team have worked to incorporate residents’ feedback into the plan.

To minimize impacts to lake- and trail-users, Bighorn Crossing will create a parking space for ice-fishers and others to use for lake access, and the subdivision will be adding to the lakeside trails that will be open to all.

“I know the town has wanted something there for a long time,” Soukup said. “But, having housing and a hotel there, I think it’s going to be a great feature for that whole sector. There hasn’t been a new hotel built between Denver and Silverthorne in some time.”

To prepare for the new subdivision, Georgetown’s 2018 budget lists almost $2 million in improvements to the water and sewer plant’s intake and storage, which will be paid for by Bighorn Crossing’s development fees.

According to the release, the townhomes will be two- and three-bedroom, starting at $325,000; and owners will have the option of vacation leasing through Wyndham. The one- and two-bedroom condos will range from $195,000 to $225,000.

For information, visit www.bighorncrossing.com.