Plans are well underway for the construction of a new neighborhood made up of single-family homes at the border dividing the Colorado cities of Aurora and Denver.
What is being called High Point is envisioned as an 1,800-acre master planned community that will eventually include more than 3,000 residential units as well as up to 12 million square feet of commercial space.
The plan additionally calls for the construction of a 500-room conference center, 1,000 new hotel rooms, and up to 300 acres of open spaces and parks.
Last month members of the Aurora City Council gave their approval to rezoning a 98-acre parcel of the High Point site, allowing for the construction of homes roughly half a mile away from the Denver International Airport’s next planned runway.
In response, the airport, along with the City of Denver, has now filed suit in the Adams County District Court asking to prohibit the building of any homes near the planned runway.
The suit additionally charges that the Aurora City Council abused its authority in allowing for the zoning change.
A statement issued by the airport said, in part, “Allowing single family housing next to the airport is a bad decision. It will harm both residents and the airport.”
There has so far been no response from the Aurora City Council or the developer of the High Point project, Westside Investment Partners of Denver.
By Garry Boulard
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