Housing projects poised to roll across Denver’s suburban fringe
The Denver Post
WATKINS, Colo. — Burt Eaton left Aurora more than 20 years ago, moving east to seek peace and quiet on a windswept piece of prairie not far from Watkins.
Now urban life is creeping up on him as plans for an expansive 9,000-home community, dubbed Prosper, take shape on more than 5,100 acres of farmland surrounding his house.
The $600 million mixed-use project, which got preliminary approval from Arapahoe County last month, is just one of several giant residential communities poised to rise from the ashes of one of the worst housing implosions in generations.
It joins 12,000-home Sterling Ranch, the first phase of which was approved by Douglas County in January, and 10,000-home Green Valley Ranch East in Adams County as the latest mega master-planned developments to put outward pressure on metro Denver’s footprint.
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