Land available for development in Grand Valley

Dale Beede

Dale Beede

No matter which way you drive in the Grand Valley, land is available for new development. Moreover, land owners are preparing for growth.

In the Greenway Business Park just south of the railroad at 16 Road in Fruita, more than 20 parcels zoned for industrial use are available for sale to those bringing new enterprises to the area. The parcels range in size from 1.5 acres up to 40 acres. Several of the parcels could be served by a rail spur.

At the corner of U.S. Highway 6 & 50 and Grand Avenue in Fruita sits a 1.22-acre site that formerly housed Wildcat Rental.  Adjacent and east of that site is 3.46 acres of additional highway frontage. The two sites combined with other available land constitute the potential location for a new grocery store or retail center.

About 172 acres just west of Mesa Mall in Grand Junction have been marketed and could bring additional retail and entertainment businesses to the valley.

At the southwest corner of 24 and G roads, a 13.5-acre tract waits for a potential drugstore or retail development at what could become one of the best commercial locations in Grand Junction. Owners are preparing a 40-acre tract at 2372 G Road just across the road from Community Hospital to become a technology and innovation park for companies that need enhanced Internet bandwidth and plenty of room for the development of professional office buildings and distribution warehouses with proximity to Interstate Highway 70.

At the northeast corner of I-70 at 24 Road, a 40-acre parcel remains available for a retail center, sports arena or whatever the ultimate developer of the site determines is needed.

Drive on I-70 east to Horizon Drive,  and you’ll pass land awaiting development on Crossroads Boulevard, Compass Drive and Horizon Drive at Hilaria Avenue. About  28 acres are available along Horizon Drive from G Road south to 12th Street. All parcels are available for sale and will provide room for new hotels, multi-family developments, neighborhood retail centers and hospitality centers.

About 20 acres at H Road and Saccomanno Way west of the Grand Junction Regional Airport awaits companies wanting to build new manufacturing and distribution facilities. The 72 acres south of H Road await similar uses.

A 30-acre parcel is for sale at the intersection of I-70 and the Clifton interchange. Access will need to come from the south across the Highline Canal and adjacent to the Budweiser distributorship. The 17 acres south of the canal and around the Budweiser building is also on the market and could provide sites for new hotels, a convenience store and fueling station, potential multi-family development and commercial land for companies needing quick access to I-70.

The entrance to Palisade off I-70 — home to vineyards, orchards and fruit stands — will soon also be home to a new, upscale convenience store and fueling station that will draw drivers off the highway. Palisade Town Trustees who approved the development  noted the Palisade exit off I-70 was the only exit for miles that didn’t have a fuel station.

As land is developed and construction workers arrive, newcomers to the area should find a variety of new jobs and work environments. These new jobs in turn will drive further demand for  retail outlets from which to buy goods and services.

The Grand Valley appears poised for growth and some exciting changes.

Dale Beede is a broker associate and Certified Commercial Investment Member with Coldwell Banker Commercial Prime Properties in Grand Junction. Contact Beede at 244-6615 or
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