Blue Ocean owners say they remain committed to Windsor Mill project – Colorado News

Blue Ocean owners say they remain committed to Windsor Mill project – Colorado News

WINDSOR — While the investigation into a fire of the historic Windsor Mill continues, building owners state they will continue to examine development options for planned project.

“We will work closely with our design team and local officials to better understand the options and timeline for bringing this project online again,” stated Blue Ocean owners Curt and Nancy Richardson in a release issued today after the fire that decimated the historic Windsor Mill early Sunday morning.

The Windsor Mill was built in 1899, and has served as a flour mill, livestock feed storage facility and retail space.

“Like so many of our fellow residents of northern Colorado, we were devastated to learn about the overnight fire that destroyed the historic Windsor Mill,” they said in the release.

The mill, at 301 Main St., which was damaged in to 2008 tornado that hit Windsor, was again damaged when a fire started shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday.

Flames appeared to reach 50 feet, according to images provided by Windsor-Severance Fire Rescue.

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The charred debris still smolders this afternoon, while firefighters remain at the scene.

Blue Ocean was in the midst of a renovation that would have transformed the building into a brewery, restaurant and office space.

The Richardsons, like others, said in the release they are relieved no injuries were reported.

“And we are grateful for the brave men and women from nearly a dozen local agencies and organizations who attempted to save the historic Windsor Mill, while also fighting to protect the nearby homes and businesses,” they said in the release. “The fire was a terrible situation, but without the quick…

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