Golden-based mountain bike company Yeti Cycles and Fort Collins-based developer and design-build firm The Neenan Co. announced proposed development plans to bring an outdoor lifestyle campus to Golden. The land is under contract and is located on the west side of Highway 93, five minutes north of downtown Golden, in unincorporated Jefferson County.
“This proposed project is a prime example of the innovation and leadership emerging out of the local industry,” said Kristi Pollard, president & CEO of Jefferson County Economic Development Corp. “An outdoor lifestyle campus of this scale highlights the impact that the outdoor industry has in Colorado, with the market poised for continued growth. We’re proud to see this drive for collaboration and support among outdoor brands, for the betterment of the Jefferson County business community.”
A mountain biking industry leader Yeti Cycles, which has been headquartered in Jefferson County for 19 years, intends to move from its current headquarters into a larger, collaborative outdoor lifestyle campus alongside additional like-minded companies. The Neenan Co. is serving as the master developer on the project with Yeti Cycles as the planned owner and campus anchor.
“We’re excited by the prospect of creating an outdoor industry ecosystem through this campus development,” said Chris Conroy, president of Yeti Cycles. “This project fills all our needs – it accommodates our growing company, offers great access to local mountain bike trails, and allows us to fulfill our vision of surrounding ourselves with companies that value outdoor recreation.”
The proposed development, which requires rezoning approval, includes 25 acres of developable land, of which Yeti Cycles would utilize 9 acres for its new headquarters. Seeking to create a collaborative campus attracting additional companies within the outdoor lifestyle industry, The Neenan Co. will develop the additional 16 acres and sell the remaining buildings to additional owner-partners. The campus environment aims to provide end users the opportunity to own and operate their commercial property in a synergistic environment focused on enhancing the outdoor industry and culture.
“We’re honored to be supporting this engaging development through the current planning and approvals phase,” said Randy Myers, director of real estate at The Neenan Co. “By keeping the end vision in mind and leveraging our firm’s integrated services, we’re working to guide the proposed development from its inception through the design and construction to successfully deliver this innovative campus.”