The former Land Rover building could look like a completely different space a year from now.

The Superior Board of Trustees on Monday voted 5-0, with trustee Kevin Ryan absent, in favor of an agreement with OZ Architecture, a Denver-based firm, for architectural services for improvements to the building at 1500 Coalton Road. The agreement is for $282,580.

The town purchased the site, for years home to a Land Rover dealership, in June for $3.85 million.

The site currently does not have a specified plan other than to be a shared-use building for both the community and private business.

In September, the town posted it was cleaning up the site and conducting minor maintenance. It also stated the town’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department has moved into the building for the time being.

In August, the town began the Request for Qualifications process, in which four firms were selected to complete full proposals for the project.

The $282,580 amount includes all fees, costs and expenses incurred by OZ, according to a staff report.

The design and improvement timeline includes preliminary designs and community engagement through Dec. 31, and decisions on uses and approval of final design on Jan. 13, according to the staff report. Bids for construction would be accepted in January or February, with a contractor selected in February or March and potential opening in September or October, according to the report.

Some trustees voiced concerned the deadlines might not be achievable.

Trustee Sandie Hammerly said she was concerned about not getting feedback to the firm in time for it to begin the process.

Mayor Clint Folsom said he wants the community to be more involved with the process, and called for more meetings to gain resident input.

Hammerly asked if there was a way to send a survey to the community.

“We ought to listen to the community as much as we can,” she said. “This is a very different space than a community center. It’s a community gathering space. I’m concerned we haven’t listened enough.”

Joe Levi, a principal with OZ, said the company is excited to work with the town.

“When this (request for proposals) came out, we were very excited about it. It’s right up our alley to create that space,” Levi said. “It’s a fun space to play with and turn it into anything.”



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