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Aims Community College moves forward with plans for 66-acre cornfield

Submitted on: 04-18-2005

GREELEY -- At its April 6 meeting, the Board of Trustees for Aims Community College voted to select Greeley-based Wheeler Management Group to serve as the college’s listing agent for a 66-acre parcel adjacent to the Greeley campus at 20th Street and 47th Avenue. The parcel is centrally located north of the new CenterPlace shopping center and south of Greeley’s newest Super Wal-Mart and holds great promise for development interests. For months, the Board and Aims President Marsi Liddell have been contemplating various scenarios to sell and develop the land, proceeds of which will fund the construction of a new health sciences building and renovations of Ed Beaty Hall. “After all the research and discussion, we’ve made the decision to use Wheeler as a listing agent to work with the Board and President Liddell in developing a plan for the sale of the land,” said Board President Ken Nickerson. “By using a local management company such as Wheeler, we’ll be able to work with them on a design for the use of the land that will be compatible with and acceptable to members of the community. \" Wheeler Management will assist Aims in developing a master plan for the parcel, which will then be submitted to the city planning department. Once the plans have been approved, Wheeler will list the properties for Aims. “The vision for the property as far as real estate use is concerned is to establish multiple uses that will be able to interface with Aims Community College and their needs,” said Wheeler Management’s Ron Randel who will serve as the listing agent for the development. “It will be well planned for uses that will benefit the neighborhood, the college and the community.” Preliminary plans call for a wide range of uses, from single-family, high-end lots to multifamily, retirement and assisted living. Commercial proponents will likely include retail ranging from strip-center to big-box to a supermarket, along with office space, particularly for the medical field. “It will be up to us, a good planner and the city’s planning department to define a master plan that will benefit the students of Aims, while protecting the landscape and greenscape that has been at that corner for quite a long time,” Randel said. Aims Community College is an EEO/AA Employer



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