As the Sterling Ranch master-planned community wraps its first year of home sales and commercial development, since breaking ground in late 2017, the community is moving into its second year of growth amidst strong momentum. Its latest milestone, celebrated on site last week with community residents and partners, is the groundbreaking of the first recreation center to be developed in the 3,400 acre community.
“More than 400 homes are already under development and our first commercial building, the Sterling Center, is opening in phases this Winter,” said Harold Smethills, one of the founding visionaries behind the new Douglas County community. “Bringing this first recreation center to life is something we’ve been working hard on, and we couldn’t be more pleased to be starting this construction process today, as it is undeniably one of the amenities our residents are most excited about.”
SOURCE: The Denver Post.
Last weekend at the 3,400-acre master-planned Sterling Ranch development, in Douglas County’s Chatfield Valley, friends and neighbors celebrated a momentous occasion with the first dedication of one of its public parks.
The park, now formally known as Pat Gallagher Park, was dedicated in honor of one of the Roxborough community’s most influential and highly respected residents, who passed away in 2015.
In the late 2000s, as plans for Sterling Ranch became public, the development team led by Harold and Diane Smethills held dozens of conversations with adjacent neighbors, other stakeholders and governmental entities. It was during this process that Pat Gallagher and several others developed a very specific vision for the region that was supported and endorsed by the Roxborough community and would ultimately help open the gates to a productive, region-wide conversation about the valley’s needs and infrastructure issues. Centered in a ground-breaking document, the “Eleven Points of Vision” emerged based on Gallagher’s and other residents’ desire to guide the development of Sterling Ranch and all other future development in the valley to abide by a set of principles and ideals. These points of vision included such topics as rainwater management, a prioritization of open space and trail systems. Read More
Brokers, Realtors, and their guests, are invited to join us Saturday, October 27th for an adult-friendly trick-or-treat event from 2-5 pm. Beer and wine will be served at our Providence Village Info Center (8220 Piney River Avenue, Littleton, CO 80125). Visitors can then visit our eight home builders’ Sales Centers amidst our model home block, where you will find hors d’ oeuvres and festive fare to celebrate the fun of Halloween grown up-style!
If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com so we can help make this event accessible and fun for each of you.
In an effort to continue to expand its commercial offerings, and first and foremost providing a healthy community, Sterling Ranch will welcome an additional tenant at the Sterling Center this Winter. Matt Lake, DMD will open his first independent practice, Lake Family Dental, offering full service family dentistry to our residents, and residents all around the greater Roxborough and Littleton areas.
Dr. Lake is a native of Michigan, Battle Creek to be specific. He has lived in Colorado since 2005, spending most of that time in the South Metro Area. He and his wife are parents to two boys, with a third child (a GIRL!) on the way. He is well-educated with a degree in Finance from Western Michigan University in addition to his Dental Medicine Degree from Midwestern University.
In this new dental office, inside the Sterling Center, Dr. Lake’s office will house five dental exam rooms in addition to an X-ray facility. His team will include a staff of at least four, with more room to grow alongside the growth of the Sterling Ranch community.
This Summer Sterling Ranch has brought on board a new partner to serve as the on-site management team for the. The company selected, after a public Request for Proposal (RFP) process is Arizona-based CCMC. CCMC has been in the business of community management for more than 40 years, serving master-planned communities throughout that time. The company currently provides its community management services in over 200 communities, across 11 states, bringing to Sterling Ranch some of the best practices learned across the United States.
As a unique player in the community management sector, the company focuses on more than just bill management and compliance issues. “At CCMC, our unique brand of community management is about human connectivity. We’re the company that brings people and neighborhoods together. Serving people first. Challenging leaders to be their best. And infusing life with fun,” according to the company.
As a result, their first, important hire for us here at Sterling Ranch targeted these lifestyle and connectivity needs. Kate Kunzie, a longtime employee of the company, was promoted into the Lifestyle Director role and selected to serve our community.
With the opening of the new UCHealth Sterling Ranch Medical Center this week, health care is now just minutes away for Sterling Ranch residents. So whether a child has an alarming fever, an adult needs physical therapy after an accident, or it’s just time for a regular check-up, help is close at hand.
Dr. Kalindi A. Batra opened the doors this week to this new Medical Center, alongside a staff of 10 other health care providers, including a nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant, physical therapist and more. The clinic staff will provide primary care, urgent care, physical therapy and occupational medicine, said Angela Hauck, practice manager. Everyone at the medical center will focus on providing an excellent experience in addition to the very best care.
Located in the new Sterling Center, the clinic is the only health care facility situated right in the community and will be close to the new UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital, now under construction.
Sterling Ranch is excited to congratulate the Dominion Water & Sanitation District on their groundbreaking, held yesterday, for their newest pipeline expansion project. Our residents will continue to receive high quality water access, efficiently managed across the region’s water partnership, thanks to important connection project like these. Read more below.
Greenwood Village, Colo., August 22, 2018 – The Board of Directors ofDominion Water and Sanitation District, the wholesale water, wastewater and stormwater provider for northwest Douglas County, celebrated commencement of work to complete the last segment of a pipeline that will bring renewable water to the region.
The Eastern Regional Pipeline will finalize the Water Infrastructure and Supply Efficiency (WISE) system, delivering renewable water supplies to residents of Northwest Douglas County and adding 1,325 acre-feet of water to Dominion’s already robust and reliable water supply portfolio. The pipeline is built to carry not only the supply agreed to through WISE, but also forthcoming supplies to service prospectivecustomers.
Many homebuyers these days are wise enough to look beyond the purchase price of their home, and to consider their annual expenses associated with homeownership as well. This is something the development team at Sterling Ranch understood, as we took careful measures to incorporate energy efficient design guidelines for our builders, for example.
Within the master-planned community development model, though, there is a unique cost structure that many homebuyers don’t fully understand, so we wanted to help spell this out as clearly as possible.
First, let’s acknowledge the most common misperception. Living at Sterling Ranch does not come with HOA dues. All shared community costs that are associated with homeownership at Sterling Ranch come in the form of a Mill Levy. The biggest difference between HOA Dues and Mill Levies? Tax allocation. HOA Dues are not tax deductible as a part of the standard homeownership tax deductions, though Mills are.
The Sterling Ranch Metro District mill levy, the HOA-esque equivalent line item, is 88.444 mills. This Metro District mill levy includes all the amenities that are normally incorporated within an HOA fee such as snow removal, recreation center access, and landscaping of common grounds. In addition, Sterling Ranch includes some unique additional amenities in that amount such as annual parks passes to Colorado’s State Parks.
July 21-July 30, 2018
Working jointly with Douglas County, Sterling Ranch is executing significant improvements to bring its surrounding roads up to current code standards. Sterling Ranch is committed to improving the safety and mobility of surrounding roads and is developing an internal road network to keep drivers, bikers and pedestrians safe.
Titan Road Improvements
Commuters should expect rolling lane shifts throughout the week ahead, beginning on Saturday, July 21. Any detailed additional updates will be posted as they become available. This work is due to the expansion of rainwater drainage capacity along Titan Road, an improvement that will greatly the reduce flooding impacts that Titan Road has seen during storm events in the past.
We thank you for your patience, and we are glad to be leading the improvement of this important route for our region.
Other area projects commuters should be aware of:
- Online Tool to Navigate Traffic in Douglas County: You can access NearMeDC, a free online tool to help you navigate cone zone traffic congestion throughout Douglas County. The tool allows you to identify one or more areas within the county through which you travel, subscribe to and then receive a Cone Zone notification specific to the areas you’ve chosen. When a cone zone occurs in your area of interest, a notification – via email or text – is delivered. Douglas County developed the online tool to help those who travel within the county become aware of, plan for and navigate around county cone zones – before they begin their journey to work, school or play. The county also announced its two-way data-sharing partnership with Waze, the free, real-time navigation app.
Sterling Ranch is pleased to announce two new Colorado-based businesses coming to the community – the Grist Brewing Company and Atlas Coffee. The two companies will soon provide their craft-made products in the community’s first commercial building, the Sterling Center, opening this Fall.
“Sterling Ranch is an incredible new community in the southwestDenver area, and we are excited to be a part of creating an inviting new community environment in the Sterling Center,” said Chuck Norman, Director of Grist Brewing Company. “In addition to providing our own craft beer, we are also planning to offer wines from Colorado-based wineries at this location, an exciting new foray forour team.”
“We created Atlas with the idea of building community through the creation of craft coffee,” said Brad Heykoop, Owner of Atlas Coffee. “From building opportunity for workforce development in the bean-growing countries where our coffee is sourced, to creating a space that welcomes all members of the community for meetings, connections, and sharing, we saw a great alignment between our own mission and that of the creators of Sterling Ranch. We couldn’t be prouder to become a part of this community.”