April 8, 2014
The Lowry Redevelopment Authority (LRA) has selected the first single family home builders for Boulevard One, a 70-acre, sustainable mixed-use district at First Avenue and Monaco Parkway.
Berkeley Homes/Harvard Communities, Infinity Homes, New Town Builders, and Wonderland Homes will build 75 single-family homes south of First Avenue between Monaco Parkway and Oneida Court starting in the late summer. Homes will meet stringent architectural and sustainability design guidelines.
“These builders are all industry leaders with award-winning home designs,” said Monty Force, executive director of the LRA. “They’ll kick off what promises to be a vibrant and stylish new city neighborhood.”
Home builders will finalize their home designs, floor plans, and pricing over the next several months. Homes are expected to range from 1,400 to 3,200 square feet with prices ranging from the $400,000s to $900,000s. Site improvements are already underway, with the first lots scheduled to close with builders in July. Home construction will begin shortly thereafter. Interested buyers should contact home builders directly. Information is posted at www.jhfdesigntest.com/bolv1.
Boulevard One is the last neighborhood offered by the Lowry Redevelopment Authority, a quasi-governmental entity created to redevelop the former Lowry Air Force Base. The 70-acre site was previously occupied by Department of Defense accounting and personnel offices, employing up to 3,000 people. Plans for Boulevard One include approximately 120 single-family homes, 230 rowhomes, 450 apartments, up to 200,000 square feet of commercial office and neighborhood retail services, and 14 acres of parks and open space. The neighborhood is being designed to meet LEED for Neighborhood standards.
“Less than three miles east of Cherry Creek North, Boulevard One will offer some cosmopolitan flare in a classic urban setting,” said Force. “The residential mix and commercial offerings will appeal to professionals with and without children as well as empty nesters.” Bicycle paths and multiple transit routes will provide easy access to employment and entertainment destinations.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the closure of Lowry Air Force Base in September 1994. Lowry has since been transformed into an 1,866-acre urban, mixed-use community. The public-private project is now considered a local and national model. By 2005, Lowry had created a $5.7 billion economic impact to the Cities of Denver and Aurora. More than 25,000 people currently live, work, and go to school at Lowry, and more than 100 private and nonprofit organizations employ over 7,000 people.