Northern Colorado is continuing to tilt the scales and transform the region into a military training hub.
Construction on the latest development — a 30,000-square-foot Army Reserve Center — is expected to begin this year. The project is slated to go up near Interstate 25 in the southwestern reaches of town near Crossroads Boulevard and Fairgrounds Avenue. The facility will be a combination of administrative, academic and weapons simulation rooms.
An additional 7,000-square-foot organization maintenance shop and 130-space parking lot were among the amenities discussed during Monday’s site plan presentation.
The board unanimously welcomed the 18-acre development to the community.
“I would like to welcome you to Windsor,” said board member Ivan Adams, who lauded the presentation’s completeness. Materials are available online at www.windsorgov.com.
The project will be owned and operated by the U.S. government and is expected to seek LEED certification — an environmental gold standard for new developments. About 10 employees will work in the building daily, and as many as 160 people could flood the center during weekend training drills.
Project leaders have already presented the plans to Loveland and Fort Collins, all of which welcomed the development.
Because the center will be on government land, signs will not advertise the center as belonging to any specific community.
The site plan presentation came just four months after the National Guard Readiness Center opened in the Great Western Industrial Park. That $10 million development included a 30,000-square-foot education center lined with training classrooms and historical artifacts. It serves about 130 servicemen and women on a daily basis.
The two centers will not be directly connected.