by Doug Storum
LONGMONT — More than $4.3 million worth of contracts have been awarded to eight area companies for construction of the Village at the Peaks shopping center in Longmont.
NewMark Merrill Mountain States, developer of the $90 million, open-air retail project that replaces the Twin Peaks Mall at 1250 S. Hover St., on Monday said it has awarded contracts to Longmont-based companies SJ Ward Landscapes; Lamas Plumbing, Heating and Cooling; Delmc Builders; Specialties Contracting; and Hillcrest Glass. Boulder-based companies include Slade Glass Co.; Equity Painting and Design; and engineering firm Flatirons Inc.
These companies join previously announced architect The Mulhern Group LTD, McCarty Excavation and Construction, and general contractor Colorado Structures Inc. CSI estimates that 185 workers are on the site now, and in all, more than 750 people will have been employed during the construction of the project, according to a prepared statement.
New Mark Merrill also on Monday launched Village Sneak Peek and Prizes, a series of contests conducted on social media. In the first contest, which runs through May 18, 2015, high school graduates of the St. Vrain Valley School District have a chance to win a $300 gift card to Whole Foods to fund a celebration. To enter the contest, community members log onto the Village at the Peaks Facebook page, submit a photo of their outstanding high school graduate and state why their graduate deserves to win. People can go to the page and vote. The student with the most votes will win the gift card.
To date, 80 percent of the planned 490,000-square-foot project is pre-leased. The project broke ground Aug. 1, 2014, and the first retailers are expected to open in fall 2015. Anchors include Whole Foods, Regal Cinemas and Sam’s Club, along with The Sports Authority, Wyatt’s Wine & Spirits, Gold’s Gym, Chuck & Don’s Pet Food and Supplies, Party City, Parry’s Pizza, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, The Melt, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Visionworks, Supercuts, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Luxury Nails and Spa and Pacific Dental. Groundbreaking for Sam’s Club is scheduled to begin this June.