LONGMONT — Construction is underway on South Main Station, a vibrant mixed-use redevelopment in old town Longmont that is part of the city’s vision to redevelop the 1st and Main Street area. The project, by owner/developer Mass Equities, is the largest single private downtown investment in Longmont in decades.
Brinkman Construction is the general contractor for the $70 million, 20-month project that will include residential, commercial and restaurant space at 150 Main Street. Construction began with the 2015 demolition if the city’s Butterball Turkey Processing plant. The project broke ground on July 12 of this year.
Shears Adkins Rockmore is the architect for the project. The firm specializes in the design of urban projects.
According to the project website, the rustic-modern and industrial design elements will comprise artful communal spaces and exterior courtyards, echoing the historic charm of old town. The neighborhood development will include trendy office spaces and art galleries to casual restaurants, wine bars and breweries. “Dynamic and unique, South Main Station symbolizes a vital transformational moment in the history of Longmont,” the website says.
Phase one of the development includes 253 residential units, 10,000 square feet of commercial space, a fitness facility and other residential amenities. The first residential units will be available for lease in the fall of 2019.
“We’re excited that South Main Station will play an important role in meeting the growing demand for new apartments and retail amenities in downtown,” Brian Bair, Mass Equities vice president for Colorado development and acquisition, said in a statement.
South Main is one of the largest developments underway in the city and will add much-needed housing, according to the Longmont Downtown Development Authority’s 2017 master plan.
In addition to downtown, walkable amenities include Dickens Farm Park (on the mighty St. Vrain River) with biking, kayaking and running trails, as well as Longmont’s future rail and bus station.
Images courtesy of Brinkmann Construction