Fence at the former The Lot and Local Traveler sites. Photography by Sam Gillespie.

Until recently, there has been little activity at the future location of The Trailhead, the proposed mixed-use project at the Gaston-Garland-Grand (3G) intersection. Last week, developer Mill Creek Residential installed a green wire fence around the perimeter of the property that previously housed neighborhood restaurants The Lot and Local Traveler.

“While the fence is simply a measure to restrict access and deter undesirable activity from the buildings and the site,“ says Michael Blackwell, senior managing director, “we are working with our consultants and partners to complete the design and prepare for construction later this summer.”

Blackwell says Mill Creek is wrapping up project financing and construction budgets. The project architect is GFF with landscape design by TBG Partners. The general contractor will be Mill Creek Construction.

The permit process started several months ago. If everything proceeds as planned, Blackwell says demolition and site work could start in August.

The Trailhead went through a lengthy and contentious rezone in 2021, ultimately receiving City Council approval for 305 units and up to 20,000 square feet of retail.

Construction has been ongoing for the reconfiguration of 3G intersection, with a scheduled completion date in the spring of 2023.


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