Final neighborhood will boast 1,300 lots, largest pool and only waterslide in community
(DENVER) – July 10, 2018 – It has been nearly 20 years since Stapleton Denver began its transformation from airport to neighborhood and now the community is all grown up–home to nearly 30,000 residents, 12 neighborhoods, 50+ parks, six community pools (and counting), 18 schools, and over 100 retail shops and award-winning restaurants. But the opportunity to buy a new home in Stapleton Denver is drawing to a close, with the launch of the 12th and final neighborhood: North End. This new neighborhood is located North of 56th Avenue, east of Dallas Street, at the Northern edge of the community, where “a great city meets the great plains.”
“Perhaps the best thing about North End is that it’s part of something bigger: a vision that started two decades ago–brought to life by the residents who have so fully embraced it,” said John Lehigh, CEO of Forest City Stapleton. “The North End neighborhood will stand as a fitting tribute to some of Stapleton’s most exciting ideas. And yet, it is something altogether inspired in its own right– the culmination of everything that we have learned from the last two decades.”
North End is a tangible contrast from Stapleton’s earlier neighborhood–aptly named South End–which embraces a distinctly urban vibe and extends Denver’s historic grid system. Instead, North End is a place that turns its attention outward, to the high prairie and breathtaking open spaces… where the city becomes country. One of the largest neighborhoods, it will consist of 1,300 homes and will boast the community’s largest swimming pool, which includes a two-story waterslide, a zero-depth entry on one side and a six-lane lap pool on the other.
“As the community grows up, so do its residents, so the new pool is a nice complement to the other six pools, as it is geared to the tween/teen set and many of these kids have grown up spending their summer days at the Stapleton pools,” said Community Development Director Lisa Hall of Forest City Stapleton. “Because 35 percent of new homes buyers at Stapleton are repeat buyers, we recognize the need to evolve with the changing needs of the community.”
The new pool and its surrounding park happens to be situated in the heart of the North End neighborhood, which also offers active play equipment for all ages, including teens, and will feature basketball/sport courts, picnic tables, a big lawn, trails and walking paths, and space for a future baseball field. The neighborhood also features a variety of unique gathering spaces, like an elevated deck called “The Perch” and “Observation Point” meant to take in the breathtaking views.
What gives North End its character is the variety and scale of nearby parks and open space. The surrounding high-plains landscape and adjacent Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, are shaped by large swaths of rolling landforms planted with native grasses, expansive greens that contrast the clear blue Colorado skies, and homes designed to take it all in.
“At Stapleton, urban-infill development also means embracing the surrounding natural habitat and integrating the benefits into the community,” said Hall. “Our North End neighborhood will, in many ways, be a fitting tribute to the overall community vision.”
Staying true to Stapleton’s DNA, the North End neighborhood will offer a variety of market rate home types at a wide variety of price points from the $300s to over $1M. The diversity of choice – in shape, size, character and price – is an opportunity for anyone looking for a home to find one. Some will include rooftop decks, some with impressively sized kitchen islands and other interesting features. The builders have taken their cues from the best of mid- century modern, craftsman, and prairie architecture and the latest, “modern farmhouse,” a movement unto itself, inspired directly by Colorado’s high plains, designed intentionally to take advantage of the rolling landscape and sweeping views. Every home in North End can be built as zero energy ready, with features that improve health, comfort, and durability – not to mention lower energy bills.
Stapleton residents are 15 minutes from downtown, 20 minutes from DIA and easy access to the Colorado A Line’s Central Park Station where The University of Colorado A Line provides an easy way to change your scenery.
Stapleton has partnered with the following builders for North End: