SUMMIT COUNTY, Colorado - With the developer reworking a number of architectural and logistical details since the Whole Foods project entered a lease agreement with the town in June, Frisco's planning commission approved a commercial complex that will be anchored by the popular store.
Set for the Lusher Court parcel at the Summit Stage Transfer Center behind Safeway, the 105,000-square-foot commercial complex's groundbreaking is slated for spring 2014.
Thursday's planning commission meeting included the vacating of a right-of-way to add another 45,000 square feet to the parcel, on a total of 10.4 acres.
Developer David O'Neil, of Brynn Grey X LLC, said the project's high visibility from Interstate 70 will create "a new feel for Frisco and Summit Boulevard," bringing new commercial traffic from the "15 million cars that drive past Frisco every year."
The project has a proposed park in the midst of the parking area, outdoor seating, including outdoor dining space at Whole Foods and a restaurant elsewhere on the property, and elements such as a firepit at the gateway building and a buffer of trees on the interstate side.
Frisco Town Council will take up the conditional-use permit for 10,000 square feet of office space Jan. 22.