Topgolf abandons proposed Thornton site after more legal pressure from nearby resident -

Topgolf abandons proposed Thornton site after more legal pressure from nearby resident

Topgolf abandons proposed Thornton site after more legal pressure from nearby resident




Golf-focused leisure outfit Topgolf has deserted a plan to open its second Colorado location on the southeast nook of Interstate 25 and 136th Avenue in Thornton, after a neighbor who lives close to the positioning filed a second lawsuit towards the town over the venture.

Thornton spokesman Todd Barnes mentioned the chance of coping with ongoing litigation on the web site “was too nice” for the Dallas-based firm.

Kathryn Scott, The Denver PostEven with a gradual rain falling outdoors, the three ranges of coated climate-controlled bays permit golfers to make use of the middle in any type of climate. Guests to Topgolf in Centennial use the sprawling leisure venue geared up with a high-tech driving vary and different video games in addition to foods and drinks.A Topgolf spokeswoman, Morgan Wallace, mentioned the corporate will not be altogether finished with Thornton even whether it is not contemplating the situation close to the Rolling Hills neighborhood close to I-25.

“We’re nonetheless evaluating our choices and are excited to carry Topgolf to the group sooner or later,” she wrote in an electronic mail Thursday.

The lawsuit was introduced by Lotte Radoor, a resident of close by Rolling Hills, who claimed that the proposed facility “doesn’t promote well being, security and common welfare of the residents.”

She mentioned the 65,000-square-foot Topgolf complicated with 102-bay driving vary and restaurant and rooftop terrace would diminish property values in her neighborhood, set off large visitors complications and pose a menace to wildlife.

The corporate first recognized the Rolling Hills web site a number of years in the past and obtained the town’s blessing — together with a $three.75 million incentive bundle — to go forward with its plans in August 2016. However that call was quickly challenged by Radoor in a lawsuit she filed towards Thornton, alleging the land wasn’t appropriately zoned for the venture.

A choose agreed with Radoor this previous summer season, claiming the town didn’t comply with its personal zoning legal guidelines when it granted Topgolf a allow. That led Thornton leaders in September to amend the town’s complete plan and its zoning code to permit “industrial amusement — outdoors makes use of” on the web site.

However Radoor’s second go well with, area in October, was the final straw for Topgolf at that location, Barnes mentioned. He’s nonetheless hopeful the corporate received’t hand over on Thornton altogether, although it may take a look at viable parcels of land in adjoining Westminster and Broomfield.

“We’re all the time hoping to carry this sort of leisure amenity to our residents,” Barnes mentioned.

Topgolf opened its first Colorado location in Centennial in 2015.