Denver's Building Boom Happening on the Fringes
John Aguilar finds evidence of new waves of greenfield, fringe development outside Denver in the city of Watkins, "where an expansive 9,000-home community, dubbed Prosper, take shape on more than 5,100 acres of farmland surrounding his house."
The $600 million mixed-use project has preliminary approval from Arapahoe County and it's not alone in expanding the footprint of metropolitan Denver. According to Aguilar, Prosper "joins 12,000-home Sterling Ranch, the first phase of which was approved by Douglas County in January, and 10,000-home Green Valley Ranch East in Adams County," as the region's latest "mega master-planned communities."
Aguilar goes on to note that the developers of the next wave of fringe development are claiming to prioritize "walkability, connectivity and community."