From left, Economic Development Director Debbie Tuttle, Council Member Becky Brown, City Manager Heather Geyer and Economic Development Specialist Shannon Fields accepted the award in Pueblo on Oct. 20.
The City of Northglenn was awarded the Medium Community of the Year for the Karl's Farm development by the Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC). The criteria for this award is a community between 20,000-59,999 residents and have
- Demonstrated support for economic development such as financial, board participation, or lobbying
- Planning and investment in long-term development of the community such as infrastructure, permanent financing of economic development, or targeted strategies to secure primary jobs
- Special project or development during the nomination year
The property, located southwest of the RTD Eastlake at 124th Station, has held a historical value to the community dating back to 1947 when the Hinkhouse family started their working dairy farm and country store. Over the years, residents and visitors remember receiving early morning milk deliveries, picking pumpkins in the fields, egg nog during the holidays, and the farm’s many cows and two zebras - Zeke and Zelda.
The family had a vision of what future development on the 64-acre property could look like. They hoped the development would reflect a neighborhood village that reflected the agricultural and historical heritage of the original farm.
The master-planned community includes 25.8 acres of a wide variety of housing opportunities. Southern Land Company, Richmond American Homes, and Meritage Homes are constructing approximately 665 apartments, duplexes, and single-family homes on the site. Additionally, DBG Properties is constructing 164 affordable senior living apartments. Residents will enjoy the 3.4 acres of parks and open space along with the convenience of 8.3 acres of commercial space for restaurants, shopping, and services that are still in progress.
See the press release from the EDCC