Controversial 234-Acre Uplands Development In Westminster Breaks Ground
by Robert Davis
October 3, 2023
After nearly a decade of regulatory battles, the controversial 234-acre development known as Uplands in southern Westminster broke ground on Sept. 27 as protesters called on local leaders to protect the farmland that the project will be built on.
Uplands is billed as a medium-density neighborhood that will include more than 2,300 affordable homes, 34 acres of parks and open space, walking trails and other public amenities for residents and the surrounding community, according to the project’s website.
There will also be about 300 deed-restricted units for low-income renters and seniors, or about 13% of the total housing stock, The Denver Post reported. The project, spearheaded by Oread Capital and Development, is expected to bring more than 5,400 people to Westminster, a city that is already home to more than 114,500, according to census data.