Greeley has had much to celebrate in the last year! A new, upscale hotel and conference center opened Downtown immediately attracting new visitors, business meetings, and special events. And new restaurants, hospitality, and retail outlets are choosing to locate in every corner of the city.
In addition, residents have approved funding initiatives to support school and transportation improvements. That reinforces the notion that Greeley, now with a population of more than 107,000, has grown up!
More exciting development will follow in 2018. Here are three examples:
South Maddie on 8th Avenue
The Richmark Development Company of Greeley continues to make major investments downtown. Their purchase of 43 properties over the past two years has enabled them to plan some large projects. The first publicly announced project is the “South Maddie” apartments: approximately 220 new apartments will be added along 8th Avenue near 16th Street on three separate parcels of land. These new, multi-story buildings will include some street-level retail space as well as other features. The project came about as a public-private partnership between Richmark, the Downtown Development Authority and the City of Greeley.
Anticipated groundbreaking: Fall of 2018.
UCHealth Greeley Hospital
Greeley’s second hospital is well on its way to completion. The new UCHealth 53 bed hospital in south Greeley, which includes an intensive care unit, emergency department, operating rooms, cardiology services, and a birth center, anchors a 22 acre $185 million dollar campus that also features a multispecialty medical center. This major construction project is located southeast of Highway 34 and 71st Avenue and will employ approximately 300 healthcare professionals.
Anticipated completion: late 2018.
City Center – Phase I
City Center Phase I is actually two projects rolled into one. The already completed Fire Department Headquarters/Station #1 building, located at 1155 10th Avenue, and the first phase of a new city hall complex comprise the City Center project to date. The new City Hall office building, located at 11th Avenue and 11th Street, will house Greeley Municipal Court, the Water & Sewer Department, IT, central records storage, the City Council chambers, and GTV8 studio space. This is part of a City initiative to centralize offices for efficiency, cost savings, and improved customer service. Other City departments will remain in downtown buildings until City Center Phase II is built sometime in the future.
Phase I completion: September 2018.