HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (January 8, 2015) – The population of Highlands Ranch, CO, will increase by 256 people with the opening in the next few months of three new residential buildings at Wind Crest, a continuing care retirement community.
New residents are moving from Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Centennial, Englewood, Castle Rock and from other states including California, Arizona, Wisconsin and Florida. Wind Crest currently has nearly 1,000 residents.
They will add economic impact to the greater Denver region in the following business areas:
- Restaurants, grocery stores
- Vehicle maintenance, replacement, and registration taxes
- Dry cleaning
- Consumer goods – TVs, clothes, etc.
- Hotel use from out of state families and visitors
- Medical care from outside specialists
- Hospital use
The first new residence building, McHenry's Crossing, has 102-apartment homes and is scheduled to open in December of this year. A second new residence building, the 74-apartment home Parry's Crossing, will open in spring 2015 along with an additional club house.
This expansion follows last year's opening of a 144-apartment Continuing Care neighborhood at Wind Crest. Continuing Care offers assisted living, memory care, long-term nursing care, and short-term rehab. It brings a new Erickson Living Person-Centered Care approach that is said to be unique to the Denver market.
"After nearly selling out of McHenry's Crossing, we found we needed to accommodate the increasing demand for Wind Crest's lifestyle," said Sales Director Jason Atwell. "Our beautiful Highlands Ranch locale amid the Rocky Mountains is especially appealing."
Like McHenry's Crossing, Parry Landing will be located across the Highline Canal and Trail from the original Wind Crest neighborhood. A sky bridge will connect the new and original neighborhoods with all-season access.
Apartments in the three new residence buildings range in size from modest one bedrooms starting at 750 square feet, to the largest luxury apartments at 2,000 square feet. The architect is JHP, which is based in Dallas, Texas. The general contractor is Brinkmann Constructors, Inc.
Nearly a hundred jobs are being created as a result of this $59.4 million expansion.
Wind Crest considered feedback about the individual apartment homes when designing the two new residence buildings. "We asked our architects to find ways to offer more open space designs," said Atwell.
Wind Crest is developed and managed by Maryland-based Erickson Living.