Developer announces plans for 1,700 new homes in southeast Aurora

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AURORA | Southeast Aurora is officially about to get more crowded.

Officials with Denver-based developer Oakwood Homes this week announced that they have acquired a some 900-acre swath of land in the far corner of the city abutting the Saddle Rock and Heritage Eagle Bend neighborhoods.

The sector along the E-470 tollway will eventually anchor 1,700 new homes, including standalone structures, townhomes and duplexes, according to a news release.

The area known as Kings Point is one of the last last vestiges of open space near the border between Arapahoe and Douglas Counties.

“Kings Point is the last undeveloped area of southeast Aurora that provides access to Denver International Airport and downtown Denver,” Pat Hamill, Chairman and CEO of Oakwood Homes, said in a statement. “The opportunity to build a community that affords urban access and views of Pikes Peak and Mount Evans is rare.”

With construction in the area slated to begin next year, the new neighborhood will feature three new parks, sports fields and a “PGA-level golf course and country club,” according to a news release.

Children in the area will attend the Cherry Creek School District and be funneled into Grandview High School.

Development along Aurora’s eastern peripheries has continued to mushroom in recent years, with tens of thousands of new residents expected to fill in the new abodes popping up in the Painted Prairie and Aurora Highlands neighborhoods south of Denver International Airport.

For years, Aurora politicos like late Mayor Steve Hogan lobbied developers to turn dirt on Aurora’s eastern plains, promising access to city services and water.

Current Mayor Mike Coffman and Councilperson Francoise Bergan lauded the new announcement.

“Development of housing ranks high on the city’s list of priorities,” Coffman said in a statement.

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William Clay
William Clay
1 month ago

Ah yes! Another development on a massive scale well before the road infrastructure is in place to handle it. Can’t wait to see the traffic tie-ups that will result.

Debra MacKillop
Debra MacKillop
1 month ago

How many homes will be affordable? In Denver for many years there has been a requirement that builders have a percentage of a development be more affordable or pay a penalty and they all pay a penalty, a drop in the bucket for their profits. We must stop that approach and require a percentage to be affordable and available to people/families using vouchers or some subsidies and another percentage affordable to middle class. Otherwise what will this development do but fuel the current housing crisis and push housing out of the reach of most of us.

Tom Carllon
Tom Carllon
1 month ago

I hope that the Sentinel’s Quincy Snowdon reports on the role that metropolitan districts will play in this new Oakwood development. Specifically, new home buyers need to know what their taxes are estimated to be 1, 3, and 5 years out after they purchase a home.

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

Too bad they won’t be anywhere near affordable for most of us.

Edna Diament
Edna Diament
1 month ago

More homes & apartments being built and with no regard to the impact these developments are having on our roads & traffic.
There is a proposal to build 321 apartments on the corner of Parker & Quincy in the East Bank shopping center. If residents who live in SE Aurora and drive on Parker Road & or Quincy the additional traffic will grid lock the roads more.
If you don’t agree with building 321 multifamily apartments at Parker Road East Bank shopping center. Contact Case Manager Ariana Muca 303-739-7259 or [email protected] or Scott Campbell 303-739-7441. Comments on the proposal http://www.aurora4biz.org/developmentplanreviewpun/

Natalee Martinez
Natalee Martinez
1 month ago

I love jon david rossen

Joe Felice
Joe Felice
1 month ago

The development has already been “lauded,” so it’s a done deal. Maybe I’d like to move there, but, of course, won’t be able to afford to do so. Whenever a developer throws cash at the City, the Council and Mayor go ga-ga.

Joe Felice
Joe Felice
1 month ago