March 31, 2017 – Wednesday evening, during a special City Council meeting, the Grand Junction City Council authorized the City Manager to negotiate a proposal to retain Bonsai Design in Grand Junction. This signals a first, but significant step toward creating a $30 million business park and recreational development in Las Colonias Park – and a concerted effort by multiple public and private partners, including GJEP, to brand Grand Junction as the number one destination for outdoor recreation businesses in the country.
In addition to receiving an incentive package from the City to expand the business by 15 or so employees, Bonsai Design will serve as the anchor tenant of a new business and recreational park on the east end of Las Colonias Park. The business park will host 10-15 acres of sites available for businesses in the outdoor recreation industry, including light manufacturing.
The business sites will be surrounded by amenities open to the public, such as a lake for water sports, a dog park, volleyball courts and minor retail/commercial operations.
Read more about the proposal to retain Bonsai Design and build a business and recreational park within Las Colonias Park in this Daily Sentinel article.
The first pads in the business park will be completed before year-end and are open for leasing. Interested to learn more? Call GJEP at (970) 245-4332 or email us.
Click here to learn more about the outdoor recreation industry in Colorado’s Grand Valley.
UPDATED 4/7 via KKCO/KJCT: “New business park bringing jobs, fun to the Grand Valley“
UPDATED 4/11 via KREX/WesternSlopeNow: “Las Colonias Business Park Aims to Revitalize Lower Downtown“