Many more residential lots are coming to the north part of town

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Sales have continued to be brisk at Copper Creek North, a new home subdivision off 25 Road, south of G Road. The builder is planning on putting one of the homes currently under construction in the 2017 Parade of Homes in October.



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Sales have continued to be brisk at Copper Creek North, a new home subdivision off 25 Road, south of G Road. The builder is planning on putting one of the homes currently under construction in the 2017 Parade of Homes in October.

Capella of Grand Junction will offer both assisted living and memory care when it opens in September. The director, Sarah Winnefeld, has an extensive background in elder care, and is especially excited about the research-based treatment and technology Capella will use to give its residents a richer, fuller life.



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Capella of Grand Junction will offer both assisted living and memory care when it opens in September. The director, Sarah Winnefeld, has an extensive background in elder care, and is especially excited about the research-based treatment and technology Capella will use to give its residents a richer, fuller life.

Lots sold quickly at Freedom Heights, a large-lot subdivision north of H Road, just east of 26 Road. Most of the buyers wanted a custom home and brought their own builder to the neighborhood. A few lots sold to builders, who built spec homes.



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Lots sold quickly at Freedom Heights, a large-lot subdivision north of H Road, just east of 26 Road. Most of the buyers wanted a custom home and brought their own builder to the neighborhood. A few lots sold to builders, who built spec homes.

Although the lots are small and the yards are no-maintenance, there is quite a bit of open space at Summerhill, which is east of 26 1/2 and south of I Road. Residents have plenty of places to walk, ride bikes, or simply enjoy the views.



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Although the lots are small and the yards are no-maintenance, there is quite a bit of open space at Summerhill, which is east of 26 1/2 and south of I Road. Residents have plenty of places to walk, ride bikes, or simply enjoy the views.

This two-acre home site on Patterson and Eighth Court where the city recently gave approval for The Lodge, a new assisted living facility that will also offer memory care. The approval will allow a 45,000-square foot facility. This existing home, along with the worn and tired fence, will be torn down.



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This two-acre home site on Patterson and Eighth Court where the city recently gave approval for The Lodge, a new assisted living facility that will also offer memory care. The approval will allow a 45,000-square foot facility. This existing home, along with the worn and tired fence, will be torn down.

Housing is in high demand in the north area, with both building lots and new homes selling quickly.
Freedom Heights is a development of 22 homes near H and 26 Road, with large lots, a walking path along Leech Creek, and good views of the Bookcliffs, the Grand Mesa and Colorado National Monument. Linda Kramer with RE/MAX 4000 listed the lots last August, but infrastructure construction didn’t get started until a few months later.
“Contracts started coming in when we were doing infrastructure,” Kramer said. The infrastructure was complete by the middle of May, and lots continued to sell quickly.
“I only have two lots left,” Kramer said.
Lots in the neighborhood, which is within the city limits of Grand Junction and has sidewalk, sewer, curbs and gutters, are about 7/10 of an acre. Their large size allows home owners to build a shop, have a garden and enjoy a little elbow room.
The owner of a 150-acre adjacent parcel of land that was slated for development years ago took notice of the brisk sales at Freedom Heights and decided to resurrect plans for Weminuche, a residential development of 303 single-family homes.
“Given the current market and the shortage we have of lots in the valley, now is the time to move forward,” said Robert Jones with Vortex Engineering.
When the subdivision was proposed several years ago, it had a higher density. After hearing from neighbors, fewer homes are planned for the development, and 34 acres are designated open space.
“There’s an extensive trail system,” Jones said, adding that the Leech Creek trail that starts in Freedom Heights will continue through Weminuche. There will also be a picnic area with a pond.
Right now, the city planning department is reviewing plans for Weminuche, but the developer hopes to be moving dirt for infrastructure by the fourth quarter of this year. The development is north of Freedom Heights, and sits between 26 Road and 26 1/2, going all the way to H 3/4 Road.
Summerhill, a nearby development that has had ongoing construction in various phases for more than 10 years could be finished within the next year or two. Infrastructure construction on the second-to-last phase will begin in the fall, with building lots ready for construction by next spring. Porter Homes will continue to be the exclusive builder for the final phases.
“We had three specs, and we’re down to one,” said Craig Huckaby with Bray Real Estate, the listing agent for the Porter Homes at Summerhill. “We’re down to four lots in the current phase.”
The neighborhood has been popular with anyone looking for a lock-and-leave lifestyle and those who don’t want to do yard maintenance. Because of the open space throughout the neighborhood, however, it feels spacious and roomy, in spite of small lot sizes.
Because new homes are flying off the shelf, or at least selling on the street as soon as they’re finished at Heritage Heights, north of Patterson between 25 Road and 24 1/2 Road, the developers are doing dirt work for the next filing.
“Almost everything under construction is already under contract,” said Amanda Potter, who is the listing agent for the development.
According to Potter, buyers are all different ages, from first-time home buyers to empty-nesters. Some are moving from elsewhere, some are families, others are single.
“There is no particular demographic,” Potter said. “The market is going well for everyone, not just a certain demographic.”
The north is also getting two additional assisted living and memory care homes, with Capella of Grand Junction at Seventh and Horizon Drive, set to open in September, and the Lodge, at Eighth Court and Patterson recently receiving approval from the city planning office.
Capella will offer 40 assisted living apartments and 26 memory care suites. The assisted living floor contains two-bedroom, one-bedroom and studio apartments. Capella will offer the latest treatment that uses both technology and cutting edge research to provide residents with life enrichment activities, places to meet with families, comfortable dining options and an emphasis on wellness.
As approved by the city, the Lodge will have up to 45,000 square feet of senior living, offering 36 beds for assisted living and 12 for memory care. There is an existing house on the property which will be demolished.
Residents in the north area who experience dead zones for cell service will appreciate a proposal that the city planning office is processing. Verizon is proposing to build a cell tower on the corner of 26 1/2 and H Road, on property the city owns that will eventually become a park.
According to Dave Thornton, senior planner with the city, it will be the coolest cell tower in town, as it is designed to look like a clock tower, and will have a working clock. It’s undergoing an expedited review, and the new cell tower should be up sometime this summer.
Capella will offer 40 assisted living apartments and 26 memory care suites. The assisted living floor contains two-bedroom, one-bedroom and studio apartments. Capella will offer the latest treatment that uses both technology and cutting edge research to provide residents with life enrichment activities, places to meet with families, comfortable dining options and an emphasis on wellness.
As approved by the city, the Lodge will have up to 45,000 square feet of senior living, offering 36 beds for assisted living and 12 for memory care. There is an existing house on the property which will be demolished.
Residents in the north area who experience dead zones for cell service will appreciate a proposal that the city planning office is processing. Verizon is proposing to build a cell tower on the corner of 26 1/2 and H Road, on property the city owns that will eventually become a park.
According to Dave Thornton, senior planner with the city, it will be the coolest cell tower in town, as it is designed to look like a clock tower, and will have a working clock. It’s undergoing an expedited review, and the new cell tower should be up sometime this summer.





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