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Old Posted Mar 26, 2015, 3:58 AM
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That's funny because I think Block One looks OK-but-nothing-special, while I think 221 East Mountain looks great.

I like them both, but I'm more impressed by contemporary ornament than sloping rooflines.
I had to do a double check to see your reference but ahh, there it was.
Think mountain chalet? I think for Ft. Collins it works well. 221 East Mountain looks very sharp though.
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I don't think this has been posted before:

Black Hawk is getting another highrise hotel. The Monarch Casino will be adding a 500 room, 22 story hotel to the existing facility. The hotel has been on the back burner for a couple of years, but it now looks like construction will start this summer, with a 2017 completion.

Here is a press release:

http://www.marketwired.com/press-rel...ri-1939004.htm

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Old Posted Mar 31, 2015, 6:06 PM
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rds70... Thanks. That looks very attractive.

I wouldn't have thought Black Hawk could handle a 500 room hotel but then I really have no clue about the current Black Hawk.
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That definitely is interesting news. We haven't heard much out of Black Hawk since the Ameristar went up and the stakes were changed to $100 a bet. Business keeps plugging away though it seems. My buddies and I thought about going up on a random non-holiday weekend in the fall, and Ameristar rooms were all going for over $300 a night with little to no availability. After rds70's original post, I found this article on Google that seems to confirm that hotel vacancy rates are quite low up there. The article has some additional renderings too. I do like the trend of the rooftop swimming pools on these towers!
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I like the thought of Black Hawk becoming more of a destination than just a day trip, these bigger hotels will help a lot in that regards, plus they look pretty cool in that little canyon.
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^ I think part of that will be adding more draws and things to do for those of us who think gambling is kinda fun, but aren't as obsessed with it as others. Most gambling destinations that I can think of offer way more in terms of entertainment than Black Hawk. I have to think having more hotel rooms will help with this. I'm not talking cirque-du-soleil or anything, but even a small theater like the Gothic/Ogden/Fox that bands who play the local circuit could add to their tours could potentially work. I've always thought the old narrow-gauge trails going in and out of town would be cool as hiking/atv/snowmobile trails too. But I also understand this is the kind of activity casinos may want to avoid for now, since they keep people out of the casino for an extended part of the day, and the intention of most gaming-town entertainment is to support the gaming rather than supplant it.
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^ I think part of that will be adding more draws and things to do for those of us who think gambling is kinda fun, but aren't as obsessed with it as others. Most gambling destinations that I can think of offer way more in terms of entertainment than Black Hawk. I have to think having more hotel rooms will help with this. I'm not talking cirque-du-soleil or anything, but even a small theater like the Gothic/Ogden/Fox that bands who play the local circuit could add to their tours could potentially work. I've always thought the old narrow-gauge trails going in and out of town would be cool as hiking/atv/snowmobile trails too. But I also understand this is the kind of activity casinos may want to avoid for now, since they keep people out of the casino for an extended part of the day, and the intention of most gaming-town entertainment is to support the gaming rather than supplant it.
They have the Central City Opera House, but I agree 100% with what you say, that valley has always been lacking entertainment to actually keep people there and make people want to spend a weekend, and these bigger hotels may be the catalyst to develop that entertainment end of things.
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Don't know if it has been mentioned or not but the old CU hospital demo starts April 9th.
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After rds70's original post, I found this article on Google that seems to confirm that hotel vacancy rates are quite low up there. The article has some additional renderings too. I do like the trend of the rooftop swimming pools on these towers!
That article was quite good.


Fort Collins new HQ
Somebody (up there) should do an update at some point on Woodward Inc.'s new corporate headquarters.
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Well, I guess stuff does go on in Colorado Springs, and something good for once:

Good job luring a defense contractor looking to diversify it's product lines outside of the 'ol military industrial complex. This will also help make use of COS' pathetically underused airport.
Thinking out loud.... (Good Golly, never heard of this but w/ over 376 million views it must be good? - Yeah it is)

Thanks to gizmag.com

Could Colorado Springs be an attractive choice?
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Based on the event, the aerospace industry has a lot of opinions on the topic and the future of the industry... The four-person panel discussion quickly turned into a discussion with everyone in the room. There seems to be a lot to say on the topic
according to an article by Brandon Brown, Phoenix Business Journal

Unmanned aircraft systems (drones) aren't a new idea at this point but with the recent success in landing Sierra Nevada Corp. now might be a good time to make a new push into this industry. That's what Arizona is wanting to do: "New group takes off, aims to unite Arizona aerospace industry"
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Greeley bus system set for overhaul

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^ Speaking of Greeley/Weld County, there's a very good article by Cathy Proctor in the DBJ in handling the oil & gas boom and pending bust. There is one major highway project, WCR 49 Parkway which is well underway and funded.

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Don't know if it has been mentioned or not but the old CU hospital demo starts April 9th.
Yup I was over there last night and there was indeed some demolition activity going on. Finally!
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So.... we're getting a private roadcourse.



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Located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, and designed by F1 track designer Hermann Tilke, the venue will feature a 2.78-mile road circuit, a 0.87-mile kart track and large testing and driver safety facilities. Additional amenities will include a clubhouse, trackside garages and villas.
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There have been several proposals throughout the years for these kinds of tracks here. I just don't know that there is the level of rich clientele here to support it like there is in California and the Northeast where they have other tracks like this. We will see if this actually gets built, but the developer definitely spent some money getting it all planned up, which puts some realistic backing behind it.
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There have been several proposals throughout the years for these kinds of tracks here. I just don't know that there is the level of rich clientele here to support it like there is in California and the Northeast where they have other tracks like this. We will see if this actually gets built, but the developer definitely spent some money getting it all planned up, which puts some realistic backing behind it.
Per the headline of the article....

Altezza Drive Resort set to open near Denver this year

and it's already announcing race car celebrities will be there for the launch celebration this Saturday (today).

How long, and how much $$$$ does it take (after purchasing the land, which I'm assuming they already own or have a long term lease for) to lay down some asphalt, do some landscaping, and build something called a clubhouse? Probably can be done relatively inexpensively by my accounts being pretty far out into the barren land over there.

I think this thing is pretty much a go and will be built..... and I for one would love to get out there some time and just tear up some track. I also think that there's a a number of folks like me in the Denver area. Could it be that hard to make this profitable, other than maybe being a bit far out from the population?

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They have to put them far from population, no one likes to live next to the noise.

Have you seen the rates for this track? Its a private club track that requires membership which was pretty pricey. Their website doesn't work anymore either.
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Listen, I just want CART Indycarcab here again. I also want Indycab to not suck like they do now, so I'm beyond unrealistic.
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"UCHealth to grow with deal for First Choice ER facilities"
Apr 21, 2015 by Ed Sealover, Denver Business Journal
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University of Colorado Health has ramped up the already growing competition for Front Range emergency-care patients, announcing Tuesday that it’s formed a joint venture to operate the 12 existing and two planned First Choice Emergency Room facilities in this state.
f f f f from Fort Collins to Fountain now makes up the UCHealth footprint.

I assume that Anschutz is no longer involved with UCHeaslth but in addition to his name on the hospital I'd think he takes pride in their ongoing growth and success.
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New Project - THE CONFLUENCE - Fort Collins

Here's an exciting new development in Fort Collins' River District. "The Confluence" is a five story mixed-use development at the corner of Linden and Willow Streets, what once was the parade grounds for Camp Collins. The development features ground floor retail, second floor office, and 21 residential units with an anticipated Spring 2016 start date.

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