Redbarre plans groundbreaking but has no home

Media production company still eyeing Parker area after impasse


Parker remains “at or near the top of the list” of the possible new home of Redbarre, a movie and television media production company, according to a Redbarre spokesman.

Redbarre originally planned to build its $1 billion, 1.9 million-square-foot headquarters in Parker's Compark area just east of E-470, but pulled out of negotiations April 12 due to “an impasse with the landowner,” according to a news release from Andy Boian, Redbarre's media relations coordinator.

Boian said the decision to explore other locations was not due to the possibility of the construction of the Vista South trash facility. Vista South, a locally owned trash and recycling transfer facility, had received much scrunity from Parker residents and was blocked from construction in the Compark area by the Town of Parker April 16.

Michael Vickers, owner of the proposed plot of land Redbarre would build on, said he could not discuss the negotiation at this time.

“We remain hopeful,” Vickers wrote in an email.

After the negotiations fell through, Redbarre sought possible locations across Colorado and the Denver metro area, according to Boian. Redbarre still plans to have a groundbreaking on its new facility in the third quarter, which begins in July. The campus is estimated to be finished by 2021.

The company's website says the Denver metro area and the Town of Parker are “well-positioned to host the latest state-of-the-art digital media and technology mecca for entertainment; and even scientific visualization and medical imaging.”

On its website, there's a tab specifically explaining how the company would benefit the “Town of Parker and surrounding communities.”


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