Sterling Ranch, a mixed-use, master-planned community that will take shape in northwestern Douglas County, received permission from county commissioners Jan. 27 to proceed with its first filing. It will include 660 single-family residential lots on 325 acres.
The first of nine villages at Sterling Ranch is on schedule to break ground this spring, with the start of home construction in the fall.
The initial filing will be called Providence Village and, in addition to single-family homes, it will include 144 single-family attached homes, a K-8 school, church, civic center, recreation center, fiber optic network offering 1 gigabit Internet service for each home and 85 acres of open space.
“We are ready to move forward and pleased that after six years of various approvals from the Douglas County commissioners and the support and regional cooperation from Castle Rock, Aurora, Roxborough Village, numerous south metro groups, the environmental community and neighbors, we can proceed to build this innovative community in the middle of this environmental treasure,” Jim Yates, president of Sterling Ranch Development Co., said in a news release.
Douglas County approved the filing after Sterling Ranch satisfied conditions related to water supply and treatment, traffic in the area, and protection of the area’s natural landforms.
According to the county, Sterling Ranch will continue to have building-dependent obligations reviewed and approved by the county as the process continues.
Sterling Ranch is located south of C-470 and the Chatfield Reservoir and west of Santa Fe Drive.
The total community at Sterling Ranch will require about 20 years to build and will eventually cover 3,400 acres, or about 5.3 square miles. It will be home to 31,000 people in 12,050 homes across the nine villages radiating outward from a town center.