Sugar Mill rendering
Design elements for Sugar Mill Station were selected to “highlight the past industrial nature of the site,” project representative and Norris Design principal Leanne Vielehr said. Source: Longmont planning documents.

Apartment community planned in shadow of Longmont’s long-shuttered sugar factory

LONGMONT — For the better part of a century, a factory off Colorado Highway 119 on the east side of Longmont pumped out hundreds of million pounds of sugar — processed from beers — every year. Abandoned in the 1970s, the plant and surrounding property have since sat idle, growing increasingly decrepit by the day,…

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