A senior housing development for 122 single-family attached units in north Westminster received its final approval from the city council at an Aug. 9 meeting. The homes will be paired-patio, …
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A senior housing development for 122 single-family attached units in north Westminster received its final approval from the city council at an Aug. 9 meeting.
The homes will be paired-patio, single-level units, which members of the council praised for their benefit to mobility-impaired residents. The subdivision, called The Knolls at Big Dry Creek, adds to a list of other senior housing projects in the works that councilors say are desperately needed.
“We do need a good mix of housing in our community, and I think this is an area where we are short,” said Councilor Jon Voelz, before councilors unanimously voted to approve the preliminary and official development plans for the project.
Boulder Creek Neighborhoods, the land development company, will construct the neighborhood on 35-acres of land along Huron Street and West 128th Avenue, immediately northwest of Mountain Range High School. It will be just south of the Big Dry Creek Open Space and will have easy connectivity to trails surrounding the neighborhood.
Altogether, there will be six different building types that will range in size from 1,250 square feet to 3,200 square feet, according to Mike Cooper, a representative of Boulder Creek Neighborhoods. All the homes will have gardens and walkout areas, and some will have basements.
The average home price will range from $500,000 to $600,000, although some might get up to $700,000, Cooper said. The HOA fees might range from $200 to $250 a month, he added.
For the product, Councilor Kathryn Skulley said, “I am very familiar with the market and that is a very reasonable cost for those houses.”
The council’s unanimous approval of The Knolls at Big Dry Creek follows another approval from the council for a preliminary development plan in July for a condo-style senior housing project along 108th Avenue and Wadsworth Parkway, called Applewood Pointe Senior Living at Walnut Grove.
Both Applewood Pointe and The Knolls at Big Dry Creek are priced at or above the market rate. The last affordable senior housing project that went before the council, which was proposed for the Harris Park area, failed to move forward after the council voted 3-3 on a key resolution related to the project May 24.
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