City planners have long been devising plans to make the Reunion neighborhood in Commerce City a “master community”. This all-encompassing approach to serve the public through tactical community development provides residents with the resources, facilities, and infrastructure to be able to stay in the community throughout all phases of their lives.
This “aging in place” master plan for the flourishing Reunion district is designed for people of ages. It will allow a young person to start their adult life in a rental, then advance to first-time home ownership, then upgrade to a larger home to accommodate a growing family, and finally downsize to adult housing when they are ready to simplify their lives – all within a well thought-out community featuring all the necessary support services, amenities, and quality-of-life resources.
Reunion Neighborhood Building Surges
To bring such a comprehensive community endeavor to fruition requires intelligent planning and management of construction projects for necessary residential, retail, medical, recreational, and infrastructure expansions. To that end, Reunion is experiencing a surge in the number of residential permits. Its’ the highest the township has seen since 2007. Also, the hundreds of new business licenses being issued have caused the need to formulate the new Commerce City Small Business Development Center, and allocate millions of dollars for capital investments and incentives.
A large part of Reunion’s master plan is already falling into place with a more easily-accessible, brand new medical facility – Platte Valley Medical Plaza in Reunion. Now, instead of having to drive 10 minutes or more to the nearest hospital, this state-of-the-art health center on Chambers Road features comprehensive medical care for the whole community – from Pediatricians, to OB/GYNs, to Family Practitioners, to Geriatric Specialists, and more.
More Commercial Amenities
Much of the Reunion master plan grows from the master plan for Commerce City. There are many exciting commercial development projects within Reunion too. The epicenter of expansion is the Reunion Marketplace on 104th and Chambers. This area has seen the most progress with many commercial projects underway, including tens of thousands of square feet of shops, medical offices, restaurants, and personal services establishments.
Another important component of the city planners’ grand scheme is a new, 106,000 square foot recreation center featuring a gymnasium, basketball court, elevated jogging track, designated dance spaces, multiple exercise rooms, large community areas, a pool, rooftop/balcony patio, childcare facilities, and more. Over 800 residents gave feedback on desired programs and facilities to expand existing facilities, and create the new recreational facility. The estimated completion date is 2018.
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