Outdoor Lifestyle Campus Coming to Golden
GOLDEN – Colorado-based design-build firm The Neenan Company recently announced its plans to build an outdoor lifestyle campus in Golden. The land is under contract and located in unincorporated Jefferson County to the west side of Highway 93, five minutes north of downtown Golden.
The proposed development, which requires re-zoning approval, includes 25 acres of developable land.
“This proposed project is a prime example of the innovation and leadership emerging out of the local industry,” said Kristi Pollard, president & CEO of Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation. “An outdoor lifestyle campus of this scale highlights the impact that the outdoor industry has in Colorado, with the market poised for continued growth. We’re proud to see this drive for collaboration and support among outdoor brands, for the betterment of the Jefferson County business community.”
Golden-based mountain bike company Yeti Cycles will serve as project partner and campus anchor, moving its current headquarters into the larger, collaborative outdoor lifestyle campus.
“We’re excited by the prospect of creating an outdoor industry ecosystem through this campus development,” said Chris Conroy, president of Yeti Cycles. “This project fills all our needs – it accommodates our growing company, offers great access to local mountain bike trails, and allows us to fulfill our vision of surrounding ourselves with companies that value outdoor recreation.”
Seeking to create a collaborative campus attracting additional companies within the outdoor lifestyle industry, the Neenan Company will develop the additional 16 acres and sell the remaining buildings to additional owner-partners. The campus environment aims to provide end users the opportunity to own and operate their commercial property in a synergistic environment focused on enhancing the outdoor industry and culture.
“We’re honored to be supporting this engaging development through the current planning and approvals phase,” said Randy Myers, director of real estate at The Neenan Company. “By keeping the end vision in mind and leveraging our firm’s integrated services, we’re working to guide the proposed development from its inception through the design and construction to successfully deliver this innovative campus.”
Tanner Mason with Benchmark Commercial has provided brokerage services to Yeti Cycles for more than a decade of the company’s growth. Benchmark was instrumental in bringing together all parties involved in this venture and has been central to the early development process and creation of the campus community.
Image courtesy of The Neenan Company