GREELEY — Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity will break ground October 25 on Hope Springs, the biggest Habitat for Humanity housing development in Colorado.
Hope Springs will be located directly south of the Frontier Academy K-6 School, west of Walmart and north of 32nd Street. The 492-unit development will consist of 176 Habitat for Humanity homes and 316 affordable multifamily apartments developed by Richmark Cos.
“One of the overarching goals of Hope Springs is to demonstrate that affordable, workforce communities that allow the continuum of housing from rentals to homeownership will economically benefit the community as a whole,” said Cheri Witt-Brown, executive director of Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity, in a statement. “Essential workers and missing middle-income earners will comprise most of the community residents. Furthermore, with Habitat for Humanity’s homeownership model, homeowners will pay property taxes and have more discretionary income to spend locally.”
The community will have a homeowners association with professionally maintained common spaces. The homes are being built to net-zero-ready standards. Amenities will include an on-site childcare center, walking and biking trails, playgrounds, a frisbee park and a mini soccer field donated by the Colorado Rapids and Musco Lighting.
The groundbreaking will take place from 10-11 a.m. Oct. 25 at the Hope Springs site