Broomfield has long been known for it’s great public schools and its golf course communities. It’s been like an island between Denver and Boulder on Highway 36. But, the less developed portion of the city is further north and east and can actually be accessed off I-25 on the way to Loveland.
As Bill Moore, Co-Owner of the Kentwood Company, said recently,” Highway 7 and Interstate 25 is the the gateway to Northern Colorado.” The McWhinney Company of Loveland has just announced development of the 973 acres they purchased in June at the southwest corner of these roads.
Plans include 175 acres devoted to an applied research center, 17.2 million square feet of commercial space and 7313 residential units to be built over the nest 10 to 15 years. Across the street, a northern extension of the renowned Denver Children’s Hospital is poised to open a suburban hospital.
It was only in the last two years that Larkridge opened a shopping center with Costco and Sears Grand just to the east of I-25 in Thornton. The Orchard, developed by Stapleton’s Forest City, opened this year at I-25 and 144th Street with Macy’s, Super Target and AMC, as well as a Main Street shopping district. The Orchard is actually within Westminster but these projects are on the Broomfield border.
The farms and fields are fast disappearing, but the Rocky Mountain views are awsome from many neighboring communities, such as Vista Ridge, Anthem Highlands, Anthem Ranch and Wildgrass. The city is fast approaching these pioneers and their investments will be appreciating nicely.
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