A new development in Adams County will provide home buyers the option to purchase a new home combined with the convenience of close proximity to downtown Denver.
Midtown, at the intersection of 68th Avenue and Pecos Street, is a 184-acre area that will feature 1,300 single-family homes including apartments and townhouses.
The land is the former site of the Sundstrand Aerospace Facility that manufactured the shaping, milling, grinding, welding and polishing of steel components that were then electroplated or painted. The facility closed in 2004.
The housing development will feature a community center, park, indoor venue, outdoor plaza and community garden. It is located a half-mile from the Pecos and Federal Boulevard commuter rail stations of the Gold Rail Line. Both are slated for completion in 2016
“This area is really ideal because of its perfect location that is situated near the major commuter corridors of I-170, I-25, I-76 and US 36,” said Tom Morton, senior vice president of Brookfield Residential Colorado. “There aren’t many — actually any — parcels of land like this left in metro Denver. In looking at the location and close proximity to downtown, we knew we had something unique and compelling. Midtown will have a character all its own.”
Morton said homes will have a modern feel with traditional architecture constructed by builders David Weekly Homes and Brookfield Homes.
This development project will require builders to use Colorado beetle-kill lumber, and the homes will be Energy Star certified, Morton added.
Barry Gore, president of Adams County Economic Development, said with the location of the development he hopes to see a revitalization of the area.
“That area doesn’t have many new houses, so this development actually gives the southwest area of Adams County an injection of life,” Gore said. “I hope Midtown will bring new interest to the area and will spur more retail interest.”
The homes will be 1,400 square feet and extend to 2,400 square feet in size. Morton said model homes will be ready by December and complete build-out is expected in six to eight years. Prices on the homes range from $230,000 up to $400,000, depending on the size and design.
“This development is really exciting because it is so unique,” Morton said. “It is giving people another option when buying a home. Now people don’t have to go north to Westminster or Thornton to buy a new home, especially if they want to stay close to the major corridors and downtown Denver.”
For more information on Midtown, visit www.HelloMidtown.com.