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Karl's Farm Development Project

Construction is well underway at Karl's Farm, the last remaining large undeveloped land site in Northglenn and the city's newest neighborhood.
September 2022 drone footage of the construction progress of the Karl's Farm development.

Karl's Farm Reimagined

The Karl’s Farm Master Plan is an amendment to the city’s Comprehensive Plan that was adopted in 2016.

Senior Housing:
Karl's Farm Senior Apartments anticipates opening in mid-April 2024. For leasing information, please call 303.626.8466 or go to

The vision of the Karl’s Farm development is to create a new neighborhood village that reflects the important agricultural and historical heritage of the farm, as well as its role in the growth of the local community.

The city's goal is to maximize the property’s development potential, ensure a sense of place, and reflect the Hinkhouse family’s values and interests. The following are guiding principles that summarize the city’s interests:

  • Diversify housing
  • Leverage retail potential on 120th Avenue
  • Preserve certain landmarks and/or heritage traits that are inherent to its agricultural history
  • Build transit-supportive development
  • Create a sense of place

Development will incorporate “placemaking” attributes, including the following:

  • Housing for various stages of life
  • Connections that promote access to all forms of transport
  • Open areas for recreation and a connection to nature
  • Development character that reflects a common aesthetic and helps memorialize the heritage of activities that once occurred on the property
  • Maximize the development opportunities provided by the area’s proximity to the FasTracks Eastlake Station

Karl's Farm Video

The Karl’s Farm property is located in the northeast portion of Northglenn, just to the south and west of the RTD Eastlake at 124th Station. The property is bounded on the south by 120th Avenue, on the east by Race Street, on the north by City of Thornton property (formerly Eastlake Reservoir #1), and on the west by the City of Thornton city limits.

Karls Farm Plan Map

The project is being funded by various private development interests.

KF Developers, the development team for Karl's Farm, won the Investment award for Northglenn's 2022 10th Annual Business Appreciation event. Check out their award video below!

Two commercial buildings have been completed; Dutch Bros and Raising Cane's are now open. Construction of residential buildings is underway.

  • November 2023 - Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers in Karl's Farm opened. They are located at 1611 E. 120th Ave.
  • October 2023 - The 120th Improvements Project was completed. East 120th Avenue was widened from two lanes to three in each direction from Sylvia Drive, just east of Washington Street, to the N Line overpass. Walking paths were installed on both sides of the street and all traffic signals in the corridor were upgraded. 
  • February 2023 - Dutch Bros Coffee in Karl's Farm opened.  They are located at 1571 E. 120th Ave.
  • March 10, 2022 - Groundbreaking of new affordable senior housing apartments.  For inquiries on the affordable senior housing, or to be added to the interest list please call 303.626.8466 or visit Karl’s Farm –Senior Apartments.
  • March 2022 - Residents start to move into the Richmond Homes development.
  • Oct. 26, 2020 - Council approved measures allowing for the future construction of a new  apartment complex.
  • The Karl’s Farm Master Plan was adopted by City Council on Nov. 14, 2017. 
  • February 2019 – Council approved a plan for residences to fill the northern 32 acres of the 64-acre site.
  • April 8, 2019 –  Council approved the Karl's Farm Preliminary Planned Development. This established the zoning of the property for the upcoming development .
  • July 2020 – The Karl's Farm Development team transferred ownership of portions of the Karl's Farm site to Richmond American Homes and Meritage Homes. These residential developers will be constructing their neighborhoods on the northern side of the Karl's Farm property.

Karl's Farm Photos

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