Visitors to Golden may soon be able to check into a new “self-service” hotel on West Colfax. On Aug. 19, Maksim Avseev held a required public meeting to discuss a potential plan to construct a …
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Visitors to Golden may soon be able to check into a new “self-service” hotel on West Colfax.
On Aug. 19, Maksim Avseev held a required public meeting to discuss a potential plan to construct a new mixed-use development on a vacant site he owns at 17200 West Colfax Avenue, just west of the retail area at Sixth Avenue and West Colfax.
Avseev’s plans call for 16 hotel rooms and 27 apartment units that would be built over an underground parking lot.
“The goal is to actually develop this piece of land, which is a nice piece of land, but I think it would look a lot better with a nice building on it,” said Avseev, who has owned the property since 2019.
Avseev said the hotel will likely not be a “standard hotel” with an around-the-clock front desk but rather more like a short-term rental type facility. However, it’s possible there would end up being a person on-site who would function as both a manager and maintenance person, he said.
Barbara Shepler, the project’s architect, said they decided to go with including a hotel in the project because the property is currently zoned Commercial-1. Commercial-1 zoning allows for residential development provided that the building consists of at least 25% residential uses.
Shepler presented designs that she said involve using a lot of stone and stucco in the front hotel part of the structure to try to blend in with the shopping area to the east. The residential building is then designed to echo the architecture of the existing Table Mountain Townhomes that neighbor the property to the west.
While the majority of the parking would be located in the garage, additional resident parking spots would be located behind the structure. There would also be some a few guest parking spots located in front of the hotel. Avseev said there would be one parking spot allocated per hotel room and 1.5 per residential unit.
“We didn’t want to have a huge parking lot in the front,” she said.
Residents will also have the option of paying to use a shared car that will be stored on the site through a car share service.
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