The Cone Zone Jam of Highway 24 West
As outside work crews feel the crunch of getting the jobs done before the weather starts to lock things in for the winter, schedules and tempers can run short. To counterbalance the timeline pressure, Leadville Today offers this video of the Dancing CDOT Dude who is helping travelers make their way through the construction cone zone on Highway 24 west in Minturn. His enthusiasm and friendliness is holding up strong through the construction project. Does CDOT take personnel requests? If so, this guy needs to be in Leadville Today. Does anybody know this dancing CDOT dude?
Dancing CDOT Dude of Minturn
Minturn Construction: What’s Next
Also for commuters who travel Highway 24 over to the Vail Valley, here are the latest updates from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) regarding what travelers can expect in the area.
As the Railyard @ Leadville continues work towards its “aim at creating a walkable, diverse, and sustainable neighborhood in Leadville, Colorado,” Leadville Today reaches into it’s YouTube video vault to share these video interviews with the Railyard’s Developer and owner John Lichtenegger which were conducted two years ago.
In this interview – Railyard @ Leadville Video #1 – John Lichtenegger discuss “Why Leadville?” If you have ever lived in Leadville, you have a story about how you came to North America’s Highest Incorporated City, and why you chose to stay.
But Lichtenegger’s story goes beyond that here, as he discusses his investments group’s first attempt at purchasing the Railyard @ Leadville property in 2006. Why didn’t things come together then? And what changed to finally make the purchase happen one year ago? Of course, for the naysayers, another question asks, why will your development be different? What will make this project succeed? Lake County has certainly seen its share of come-and-goers, and has plenty of half-finished projects scattered throughout the county to prove it! In this video, Lichtenegger outlines his team’s success with other developments and also explains why he wanted the Railyard @ Leadville to be annexed into the City of Leadville.
Why Leadville? How Railyard @ Leadville Began
In small towns like Leadville, right after the how-do-you-dos, come the what-do-you-plan-to-dos, which is what readers will find in this Railyard @ Leadville video #4.
In this interview, the residential and commercial plans for the Railyard @ Leadville are described by High Country Developers, LLC owner John Lichtenegger. No more hearsay; it’s a straight-up dose of HE SAID, at least what he said two years ago. What kind of homes do they plan to build? How much will they cost? How many of them? What kind of density does the project present? Will the commercial portion of the project look like the “strip-mall” that some officials have presented to the public?
“We are not doing a pack-them-in type of housing here,” explains Lichtenegger. “We are basically building family homes. And townhomes,” explained Lichtenegger, discussing the Phase One portion of the ultimate 250-house project currently underway, which includes 69 new living spaces. Aside from “above-ground” concerns, Lichtenegger also addresses infrastructure costs, a sizeable expenditure when developing the property at 10,200 feet in elevation. Fortunately for High Country Developers, all signs point to success when it comes to meeting the requirements with the Parkville Water and Leadville Sanitation districts.
Homes: What Kind, How Many, How Big?
Curb Appeal and Lighting Plans at Railyard
In this Railyard @ Leadville Video #2, High Country Developers owner John Lichtenegger discusses the Highway 24 curb appeal. What kind of street lighting will be used along Highway 24? How can the community provide input to the developer when it comes to “curb side” and what does the design concept look like concerning signage?
Down On The Corner: Mtn View & Hwy 24
In this video Railyard @ Leadville Developer and owner John Lichtenegger discusses what he envisions for the corner of Highway 24 and Mountain View Drive in Leadville, Colorado. The video was published in September 2017 by Leadville Today.