by Clayton Moore
There is plenty of dissatisfaction in Cordillera today.
Developer – Concerted Care Group (Baltimore) has a proposal to transform Cordillera’s “Lodge and Spa at Cordillera” into a kind of high end (Heroin & Opiate Addiction/Alcohol) Rehab Center – and it’s causing plenty of consternation among some Cordillera Property Owners.
Background: The “Lodge and Spa at Cordillera” has struggled to make a profit for years. It’s also the same facility in Eagle County where Basketball legend – Kobe Bryant got himself into serious legal troubles a few years ago.
Of Politics? Of Courtrooms?
There can be little doubt that this (approve? disapprove?) final decision may ultimately end up in (a Courtroom?) or possibly in front of our (3) elected County Commissioners. 2 of the Commissioners are up for re-election this November 2016 (Kathy Chandler-Henry & Jill Ryan). Time will tell.
Some of the Players…
Obviously the proposed developer/new buyer, Concerted Care Group has hired Eagle County (local) Dominic Mauriello (Mauriello Planning Group, LLC) to help navigate their development reviews and approvals through Eagle County’s “Zoning Board of Adjustment” and associated County bureaucracy. (Click Here) Additionally, and for the record, Dominic’s wife (Diane Mauriello – a very nice lady) works in the Eagle County’s Attorney’s Office as an “Assistant Attorney”. (Click Here)
Score a preliminary (yes?) in favor of Concerted Care?
At the request of the Mauriello Planning Group (for Concerted Care Group)…Mr. Robert Narracci (Managing Director of Eagle County’s Community Development, wrote in his June 1st 2016 letter that…(Just Click On – the Graphic above to read Mr. Narracci’s entire letter)
Now things get a bit Tricky…
From Randy Wyrick’s story on June 14th…(Click Here) – It is unknown if (on June 1st 2016) Eagle County’s – Managing Director of Eagle County’s Community Development had access to the information printed in Wyrick’s story…specifically
Now balance Mr. Nordheimer’s (alleged) statement above– with the (above) documented Cordillera PUD language for “outpatient facilities for non-critical care”. Mr. Nordheimer is the CEO of Concerted Care Group. Indeed, a reasonable person may now be wondering what the cost of genuine “critical care” at Mr. Nordheimer’s proposed new facility – might be – if the cost of “non-critical care” is as high as $2,000/night for (inpatient) Drug Addiction treatment including Opiate Withdrawal.
Per Below – and in the “traditional sense” how many typical/U.S. wide “clinic and outpatient facilities for non-critical care” – have proposed “around the clock security guards”?
Now questions of Money and Financing – $70 Million Dollars
According to Concerted Care’s company web site 14JUN2016 (Click Here) Concerted has exactly (1) operating treatment Clinic – in inner city Baltimore (428 E. 25th Street – Baltimore, Md. 21218) – of which Randy Wyrick’s story claims Mr. Nordheimer spent “$8.6 Million to create (2) treatment facilities in a low-income neighborhood.” Concerted’s website also is advertising two additional new facilities “Coming Soon” (Washington, DC Metro and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore).
Some folks who spoke to the ECT are now wondering (who?) is prepared to offer Concerted Care an (additional?) $70 Million in (proposed construction/remodel financing?) to make their proposed facility a reality in Cordillera.
ECT will point out it is 100% Legal and possible that should (Concerted Care) get the required “approvals” – Concerted could then sell (flip it?) the Development Rights to another Developer who has (quick access) to any required Financing…
Time will Tell. Stay tuned. This one is just getting started.