Pretty soon you and your family will be enjoying the great taste as well as the intangible benefits that come from growing your own food.
Click here to read a blog post by John Lehigh, the President of Forest City Stapleton about the evolution of Stapleton.
Our unique history runs from the opening of the Denver Municipal Airfield in 1929 all the way through this year, when Stapleton community development jumps north across I-70 to the next neighborhood, Conservatory Green.
It’s the largest urban redevelopment project in the US. Cool story!
2012 has been a very eventful year for us at Parkwood Homes Colorado. The housing market has picked up again, Stapleton’s Central Park West has been a big success, and we’ve added several new members to our team.
2013 looks to be even more exciting, as we finish building our last few homes in Stapleton’s south neighborhoods and prepare to move to Conservatory Green, Stapleton’s newest neighborhood. Conservatory Green gives us the opportunity to introduce a lot of new home plans that we’re excited about.
The Shenandoah Collection of single family homes will feature our most popular floorplans, improved and adjusted to accommodate their placement on much larger lots with side-loaded garages. The result will be a lot more space in backyards for gardening or play. Exterior architecture is getting a makeover as well, resulting in a look that still feels like Parkwood, but fits a little more comfortably in the north neighborhoods’ garden-ready, natural prairie aesthetic.
We’re equally enthusiastic about our new Beacon Hill Collection of townhomes. Inspired by the best of Georgetown and Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, these 24-foot wide townhomes live and feel more like attached single family homes. Detached garages, fee simple ownership, basements, and generous outdoor living space are just a few of the unique benefits that set the Beacon Hill townhomes apart. As with all Parkwood homes, Beacon Hill townhome buyers will enjoy a high standard of interior finishes as well as the unique opportunity to sit down with our architect and really customize their floorplans.
We’re working on our new Conservatory Green models now, with plans to open them beginning in Spring 2013. In the meantime, feel free to stop by and talk to Heather and Dede about what’s coming. Liking our Facebook page will deliver the latest news, plans, and photos to your news feed. Floorplans and more information will be posted to the website as it becomes available.
As we pause for a few days this holiday season to spend time with loved ones, the Parkwood Homes team would like to thank your for your support and wish you and yours a Merry Christmas, a Joyous Holiday Season, and a Happy New Year.
Excellent article by Steve Mouzon from The Original Green on the factors that drive a place’s “Walk Appeal.” Why do we enjoy strolls in great places, but will get in the car to drive 200 yards in other places? He also helps answer one of the most common questions/concerns we get at Parkwood Homes: “Why are the houses so close together?”
This summer, Parkwood Homes celebrates 10 years in Stapleton. We’re so very happy to have been a part of building this great community from the beginning, and are excited about what’s still to come.
On July 23rd, we welcomed Parkwood homeowners from all ten years to a family block party on the mews outside our model homes. Dark skies threatened and gusting winds blew, but good food, fun, and company was enjoyed by well over a hundred guests. Famous Dave’s brought the food, Wine Cellars at Stapleton put on a wine tasting, and we had live music, face painting, and balloon animals.
Most of our new home buyers in Denver are now either Stapleton residents who are trading up, or have friends who live in Stapleton, so we know that our success depends on customer loyalty and a strong reputation. We love what we do, and always try our best to make every Parkwood buyer a raving fan. Thank you for a great 10 years!
Come on out tonight for the latest in Bluff Lake Nature Center’s Summer Fireside Chat Series, sponsored by Parkwood. Here’s some info on this week’s installment, which will be followed, as always, by the roasting of marshmallows:
“NATURE’S DINNER TABLE with Paul Reimer, Four Mile Historic Park. Look at some of the plants and herbs pioneers and Native Americans used as food and medicines in the Old West. Explore Bluff Lake’s unique mix of prairie and wetlands to find some edible plants!”
Parkwood homeowners, Stapleton residents and neighborhood friends heard all about BUGS last Thursday at the Bluff Lake Nature Center. Jody Morse, naturalist from Bear Creek Lake Park, entertained and educated the audience and even served edible crickets! Her Bugs in a Rug recipe was adapted from the Eat a Bug Cookbook.
For those who didn’t fill up on bugs last night, Bluff Lake provided marshmallows for a roast after Jody’s presentation.
Three more Fireside Chats will be held this summer at Bluff Lake Nature Center. Join sponsor Parkwood Homes on July 26, August 9 and August 23. Visit BluffLakeNatureCenter.org for more information.
Check out the photos below of Jody, the bugs, and the kids!
Parkwood Homes is proud to sponsor Bluff Lake Nature Center’s Fireside Chats this summer! As we prepare to build new homes in Stapleton’s upcoming Bluff Lake neighborhood, we wanted to highlight the great outdoor opportunities available at the nearby Bluff Lake Nature Center.
These fireside chats (and marshmallow roasts) are a fun and educational outdoor activity for the summer months. A great way to spend a summer evening with the family!
Last Thursday we heard from Liz Wickard, an interpretive naturalist from the Morrison Nature Center, who entertained children and adults alike with her raccoon tales at Bluff Lake Nature Center’s amphitheater. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed roasting (and eating!) marshmallows.
Tell your friends and join the fun at the next fireside chat June 28 at 6:30, when we’ll learn all about Remarkable Reptiles from The Denver Zoo!
Check out this news feature on Denver’s NBC affiliate, 9News:
Tom Gleason from Forest City talks about the state of Stapleton at 10 years, and what’s coming next. Notice the Parkwood streetscape they show, featuring a brick St. Michaels with a wrap porch.
We’re so proud and happy to have played a part in building such a unique and successful community, and look forward to many more years of working with Forest City to create great places for families to live!