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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Windsor Downtown Development Authority Launches Development Push

An image of shops along Windsor's Main Street

The Town of Windsor and Windsor Downtown Development Authority have plans to move ahead with the development known as the Windsor Downtown Backlots area. The two boards recently selected Tribe Development to move forward with the effort, following a competitive selection process.  

The development area includes three blocks of land consisting of over four acres of along with redevelopment of 213-215 4th Street, a 7,930-square foot building features roll up garage doors backing to the newly renovated Windsor Mill.  

Concepts for the three-block area starts at 7th Street on the west and reaches to the railroad crossing at Main St. on the east were first explored in the 2010 Downtown Design Guidelines and Financing Plan. The DDA and Town continued to refine plans for the vacant space in their 2016 Strategic and 2016 Comprehensive Plans, respectively, and began working on design.  After prior redevelopment efforts receded as Covid-19 took hold last March, the Town and DDA regrouped, selecting a new developer last week.   

“We’re excited about Tribe’s approach to engaging local community members, and with their track record of mixed-use projects along the Front Range,” says Dan Stauss, Chairman of the Downtown Development Authority.  McWhinney alum Ashley Stiles, President of Tribe Development, was deeply involved in the development of the Elizabeth Hotel in Fort Collins and the Dairy Block in Denver.  “These projects set the bar for game-changing developments in downtown environments and we’re enthused to see how their team’s experience can translate our local heritage into a project that’s uniquely Windsor.”

According to Windsor Mayor Paul Rennemeyer, “Windsor’s entire Town Board and staff are firmly committed to supporting a vibrant local economy and one of our goals is to enhance our downtown’s visibility. We will get there together with a strategically planned development only after thoroughly reviewing various proposals.  I am confident that Tribe Development will be able to help us move in the right direction so that all who call Windsor home or those who visit our community in the future will be proud of what our downtown has become.”

The involved parties will use the next 90-days to explore a vision for the properties and identify a path forward.  

To find out more about the opportunities available in Downtown Windsor, visit http://windsordda.com/doing-business/prosper/

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