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According to a recent BizWest article, the Town of Timnath is the fastest-growing community in Northern Colorado. It has grown 538.72% since the 2010 census. Town officials are making tangible progress toward their adopted strategic growth plan with the second phase of the Town’s civic complex opening to the public. Community members gathered last month to celebrate the grand opening of the Timnath Town Center.
The new Town Center Building is located in the Riverbend Subdivision, directly north of Poudre Fire Authority Station 8, the first phase in the Town’s civic complex. Additional phases include plans for a new police station.
The 16,000 SF Town Center Building was built to accommodate the growing needs of the community and Town staff. The previous facility had only one conference room that served multiple purposes: Town council chambers, municipal court room, conference room and training facility. With the goal of providing a shared space for the community to utilize, the new building includes a community room and ample public parking to accommodate families, nonprofits and other groups needing space to convene. The community meeting room opens to a patio space and includes a small kitchen for food service helping to meet a vital need for residents seeking space for education, training and public and private events.
“This is more than a building. It’s a true community center,” said Town of Timnath Mayor Jill Grossman-Belisle. “We’re proud of this investment in improving our community for our residents and know this new town center will serve us for generations.”
The new Town Center Building also includes a lobby with direct access to reception and council chambers, offices for administrative personnel, community development and planning offices and conference rooms. Residents who work from home and need meeting space can reserve a conference room to meet with customers or clients. Plans for the space also include a partnership with the library district to add the Town Center Building as a book drop-off location.
“It’s due to the Town of Timnath’s vision that this community has become desirable for so many,” said Brinkman Construction President and CEO, Jim Ciesla. “This is our community and we’re excited to see it grow and thrive.”
Jensen LaPlante served as the owner’s representative for the Town Center Building, Brinkman Construction was the general contractor and alm2s designed the project. This is the fifth project Brinkman Construction has built in Timnath; previous projects include healthcare facility Pediatric Urgent Care, multi-family community Timnath Trails at Riverbend and Timnath’s first brewery, Timnath Beerwerks.
By relocating Town staff out of the building they previously shared with the Timnath Police Department, the Town is able to expand police services for public safety.