Today we head to Arvada where a 13-acre site at the corner of W 64th Avenue and Indiana Street will soon be transformed into a 54 home community.
Currently, the site is known as Howard Ranch and consist of a single family home built in 1972. The site is bordered by Hyatt Lake to the South, Westwood Villas to the West, Wildflower Ponds to the East and W 64th Avenue to the North.
The property was purchased by Glenn and Mary Howard in 1991 for just $296,500.
Since 1991, the surrounding area has grown tremendously, making this site a prime location for redevelopment.
redT purchased the ranch in May 2021 for $3,025,000. However, obtaining city approvals was not an easy task. Earlier this year, the Arvada Planning Commission voted 6-1 against the development due to access/egress concerns and a lack of community engagement.
However, this was only a minor setback for redT. The following months after the denial consisted of CEO Nathan Adams ramping up community engagement and launching this website to ensure the neighboring residents most impacted by the project could have their voices heard.
In August, redT received a unanimous 7-0 vote to move forward with the Howard Ranch project, a huge win for redT and a larger win to building a greener Colorado.
The 54 homes will be a mixture of single family detached(22), duplex(20) and cottage(12), all LEED Gold Certified or higher.
For a home to obtain a LEED Gold Certification, the home must meet a set of rigorous sustainability requirements around site selection, locally sourced building materials, efficient water & energy systems, indoor air quality and innovation. For more details on redT's sustainability efforts, check out this article where redT commits to building a greener Colorado.
While renderings have not been completed for the Howard Ranch homes yet, lets look at some of redT's recent designs to imagine what these homes could potentially look like!
Considering redT's vast experience developing well designed, sustainable homes, we image the Howard Ranch homes be an excellent addition to the neighborhood.
We'll be sure to check back with updates as rendering are released and construction begins.