Developers have started demolition work at the site of the future Fourth Street Crossing in Silverthorne. The project is slated to be fully open by 2020 and envisioned to be the new pedestrian-friendly ‘town core’ to the Town of Silverthorne. The Fourth Street Crossing project will be complete with a hotel, live/work condos, retail space, market hall, and parking garage.
The 3.8-acre site between Adams Avenue and Blue River Parkway has been fenced off and now a hard hat zone. Dump trucks, excavators and other heavy machinery are moving around the area, tearing down buildings and hauling away rubble.
In total, the demolition clears away space for the future 13 buildings, including a 29,000-square-foot market hall that will comprise the development. The Fourth Street Crossing development will also have a 115-room hotel, 57 condos and townhomes, 6,600 square feet of retail space, a new transit center and a 203-stall parking garage.
The old Mountain Lyon Café building, a local’s favorite diner since the ’90s at the core of Fourth Street and Blue River Parkway has been demolished. Only the foundation of the old diner remains. The new Mountain Lyon Café has moved up the parkway to 10th Street.
Fourth Street Crossing Includes Landmark Old Dillon Inn
Buildings that originally made up the 1st Interstate Inn have been gutted and slatted for demolition. The Old Dillon Inn still stands front and center on the site for now. The new additions to the Old Dillon Inn building will be demolished but the main building and façade will remain with the market hall built on top of it.
The Old Dillon Inn will become home to two bars at the new development and will have a speakeasy vibe when the market hall opens in the fall of 2020. The historic Mint Steakhouse next door will stay and will be open for business during the demolition and most of the construction.
The first buildings are expected to be completed by early 2020 starting with the new transit center and parking garage. The residential units will start construction in September, with the first homes becoming available by summer 2020. The market hall is slated to have a barbecue restaurant, a burger joint, pizza by the slice, crepes, a breakfast restaurant and services for locals.
Once completed, Fourth Street Crossing will mirror the development of the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center on the other side of the parkway and brings Silverthorne closer to a thriving downtown area.