In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month we’ve partnered with Suyeng Vue, president of the Hmong Student Association of Colorado, on a column on housing inequity and strategies to build more inclusive communities. Raising awareness of housing inequity among Asian Americans According to the Urban Institute, homeownership rates among Asian Americans are hovering…Details
Westminster’s controversial Uplands Development could be the very thing the community needs, according to school officials. “Anytime a community starts a revitalization effort, like what the Uplands is proposing, I think it serves to really lift up the community in many ways, not just the school district, but certainly the economy,” Westminster Public Schools Superintendent…Details
Colorado is in the throes of a staggering — and growing — housing affordability crisis. Every year, the Centennial State welcomes thousands of new residents, and the cost of housing continues to increase year after year. According to a recent analysis, Coloradans currently have to earn $27.50/hour to afford to rent a two-bedroom apartment at…Details
Uplands is investing millions of dollars up front for utility system upgrades, roadway improvements, street safety measures, and to address pre-existing stormwater/flooding issues on Shaw Boulevard. These items, along with the installation of miles of pedestrian and biking connections, don’t cost the City or existing residents anything — even though both groups will benefit from…Details
Timing can vary based on the entitlement process with the City of Westminster and development timing of the land. For 2021 we are focused on obtaining all the necessary approvals from the City. Construction will begin thereafter and will likely span 15-20 years.
How will neighbors who already live here benefit from Uplands and this increase in the local population?
More homes means a revitalized economy in the local retail centers for potential new grocery stores, and increased demand for existing and new local businesses in the area. The millions of dollars invested in the region’s water, sewer, and road infrastructure reduces the financial burden on existing taxpayers and ratepayers. 40 acres of parks and…Details