The future is here.
In 2013, community meetings and extensive planning efforts resulted in a vision detailed extensively in the Westerly Creek Village Community Plan. Varied housing styles. A thriving, vibrant and safe community. A mix of shops, restaurants and businesses. A sense of place. These phrases are a part of that vision, and it is a vision that is already coming to fruition in 2016.
Restaurants and shops are starting to open at this food-centric, community-inspired marketplace in the old 22-acre Stanley Aviation campus near East 25th Avenue and Dallas Street, and many more are coming in 2017. Find out more on the Stanley Marketplace website.
Forest City, master developer for Stapleton, is building 322 single-family (attached and detached) homes south of 26th Avenue between Fulton and Moline. These homes will range from $250,000 to $450,000. The development also will include completion of the park planned east of Westerly Creek and west of the two-acre park at 26th and Fulton.
Why Westerly Creek Village? Here's why.
- This area is a prime location for new development for all types of mid- to better uses. It's located in an urban renewal district connecting the northwest Aurora and Stapleton neighborhoods, and situated on one leg of the "opportunity triangle" connecting Stapleton, the Anschutz Medical Campus and Lowry.
- Ground-up and reuse opportunities big and small are available for housing, retail and mixed use, including creekside development. Affordable real estate is still available.
- Strong, growing demographics are ideal for young professionals and families. Historic renovations and older property/building conversions make up much of the development potential.
- The area boasts excellent connectivity to downtown Denver, the Denver Tech Center and Denver International Airport via major highways and public transportation.
Westerly Creek Village Urban Renewal Plan
The Aurora City Council adopted the Westerly Creek Village Urban Renewal Plan in 2013, and it was amended twice in 2015. The second amendment created two new tax increment financing (TIF) areas for the Stapleton Aurora project.