Sterling Ranch Update: Homes are selling; commercial space is under construction.The first resident has moved in at the sprawling master-planned community in Douglas County.
Article: Denver Business Journal
Sterling Center is the first commercial building to be constructed at Sterling Ranch.
Two years after the Douglas County master-planned community Sterling Ranch broke ground, the neighborhood's first resident has moved in, 60 homes have been sold so far, and the first commercial space is underway.
Sterling Ranch is a master-planned 3,400-acre development in northwest Douglas County that broke ground in June 2015. Sterling Ranch is expected to include 12,000 homes by full build-out, anticipated to take 20 years.
Mortenson Construction earlier this month broke ground on Sterling Center, a 33,000-square-foot commercial and community center near the Highway 85/C-470 interchange. UCHealth will take up 8,000 square feet in Sterling Center, said Randy Pye, spokesperson for the project.
The remainder of the space will be offices occupied in part by Siemens AG, the Sterling Ranch community authority board and Lumiere Fiber, which is working with Siemens, IBM and other companies to build the fiber network that will run through Sterling Ranch.
Sterling Center will also include community rooms and common areas, although specific uses for the space haven't yet been determined, Pye said.
The building was designed by Eppstein Uhen Architects, which entered the Denver market through its acquisition of BurkettDesign Inc., now BurkettEUA, earlier this year.
Mortenson is serving as both general contractor and developer for Sterling Center, although Sterling Ranch, an entity led by Harold Smethills, is the owner.
“Mortenson Development is excited to help this incredible community enter the next phase of its development,” said Taber Sweet, development executive for Mortenson. “This first commercial building at Sterling Ranch is a milestone in that our largest tenant, UCHealth, will be the first health system to offer outpatient health care services to residents in the area.”
Work is expected to be complete on Sterling Center in late spring or early summer 2018. Sterling Center includes second-floor decks, display gardens and walking paths.
Six of the eight homebuilders at Sterling Ranch have completed their model homes, Pye said, and are selling homes now.
Denver Business Journal