Mountain Urbanism 101
Main Program: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm || Silverthorne Center for the Performing Arts, Silverthorne CO
Tour: 11 am – 1 pm || Argo Mill site, Idaho Springs CO
From affordable housing to redevelopment to transportation, Colorado’s I-70 mountain communities face many of the same issues as our cities. Come learn how these hard working, vibrant towns are embracing ULI best practices for placemaking, economic development, affordable housing, retail, transportation, and more.
Take a trip up I-70 to see Idaho Springs’ newest project at the historic Argo Mill, developed in partnership by Dana Crawford and Mary Jane Loevlie—followed by panel discussions and networking happy hour at the new downtown Silverthorne Performing Arts Center designed by OZ Architecture.
Tour (11 am – 1 pm):
Governor John Hickenlooper (invited)
Dana Crawford, Urban Neighborhoods
Mary Jane Loevlie, ARGO Holdings LLC
Alan Tiefenbach, Community Development Director, City of Idaho Springs
Andy Marsh, City Administrator, City of Idaho Springs
Mike Hillman, Mayor of Idaho Springs
On-site tour and discussion at proposed hotel at historic Argo Mine site, Idaho Springs
Main Program (1:30 pm – 4:30 pm):
Moderator: Jack Wolfe, Broker Associate, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty
Macro Panel (economic and transportation trends)
• Margaret Bowes, Executive Director, 1-70 Coalition (discussing travel patterns, congestion solutions, and their 2050 vision plan for I-70)
• Rachel Lunney, Director, Economic Development District, Northwest Colorado Council of Governments (NWCCOG) (discussing their Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy and other regional efforts to improve affordable housing, small businesses, and high tech solutions)
Micro Panel (local projects and initiatives)
• David O’Neil, CEO/ Founder, Brynn Grey Partners (discussing development of Whole Foods-anchored Base Camp center in Frisco and affordable housing projects in Breckenridge and Frisco)
• Mark Leidal, Assistant Town Manager, Silverthorne (discussing “building community without a resort in your backyard,” including downtown revitalization plans, arts and culture master plan, and collaboration with private commercial property owners)
• Drew Nelson, Town Manager, Winter Park(discussing such projects as a mixed-use center anchored by a boutique grocer, ‘attainable’ housing, performing arts/community center, and continued trail expansion for mountain biking)
• Jack Lewis, Town Manager, Blackhawk discussing plans for non-gaming development (pedestrian entertainment district, outdoor rec)
• Leslie Bethel, Executive Director, Downtown Development Authority, Glenwood Springs (discussing plans to redevelop Confluence area where Colorado and Roaring Fork rivers meets; Grand Avenue Pedestrian Bridge; 6th Avenue Corridor redevelopment; and creation of a world-class kayaking park)
Networking Reception (4:30 pm – 5:30 pm): Join us for a networking happy hour in the new Silverthorne Center for the Performing Arts! Cash bar and complimentary snacks available.
Pricing varies based on membership level and public or private sector. If you are interested in volunteering for this program, please email Colorado@uli.org for more information.
Thank you to our sponsors!