From the Daily Camera
After more than two-and-a-half years of building, and some notable setbacks, owners Doug Emerson and Frank Banta are asking for help from the town of Erie to get things rolling at the much-anticipated Boulder Valley Velodrome.
The financial situation surrounding the outdoor cycling track — at the northwest corner of Bonnell Avenue and County Line Road — is running "a little thin," Emerson said, partly because of two major weather events that severely delayed construction.
The first setback came Aug. 3, 2013, when a violent thunderstorm blew through Erie and flattened the easternmost portion of the open-air structure, a calamity that set back completion a full year, Emerson said. The historic Boulder County flood of 2013 came a month later, doing less physical damage but further delaying construction.
As such, Emerson said he and Banta are seeking short-term exemptions from some town building codes and a temporary certificate of occupancy so they can start offering classes and other services at the velodrome and infuse the money into completing the final details..