Potential New Home Development

Update: The land developer has requested another extension for their due diligence period. They have now pushed the decision to March 3.

North American Development Group is interested in purchasing land for new home development in the Ken-Caryl Ranch Plains. The land is currently zoned for residential use and includes the following locations:

* East of C-470 and north of Ken Caryl Ave.
* Southwest corner of Ken Caryl Ave. and Chatfield Ave.

These properties are privately owned and are not owned by the Master Association. The developer is currently in the due diligence stage of exploring these residentially-zoned properties. Once this phase is complete, the developer will make a decision on whether or not it plans to buy the land. Once a decision is made, the Master Association will notify the community, and community meetings will be held as part of the process. Initial draft plans for two of the parcels were presented to the Master Association Board on Jan. 29 and are available at the link below. These plans are in draft form and subject to change. Plans for the third parcel of land are still in the works, but that third parcel, which is zoned for residential multi-family, can be seen on the Parcel A site plan.

Draft Development Site Plans 1972 Official Development Plan for Ken-Caryl Ranch

Who is interested in developing the land?
The land is currently owned by Denver Residential, and North American Development Group is under contract to purchase the land for new home development

Where is the land that may be developed?
There are three parcels:
Parcel A: North of Ken Caryl Ave. and east of C-470 (also called the North Bowl)
Parcel B: Southwest corner of Chatfield/Simms and Ken Caryl Ave. (north of the Sunset Ridge community)
Parcel C: North of RTD Park ‘n Ride

What is planned at the three locations?
Parcel A: Allowed up to 330 units, but the developer is proposing 293 units. They are planning to incorporate three different product types: single-family detached (50’ x 100’ lots), Ranch paired homes (45’ x 90’ lots), two-story alley-loaded single-family homes (37’ x 110’ lots).
There are two planned access roads, one on Alkire and a new road by the Park ‘n Ride.

Parcel B: Allowed up to 270 units, but the developer is proposing 250 units. They are planning three-story townhomes (16’ X 42’ & 22’ X 42’ building size) and paired homes (45’ x 90’ lots).
Entrances on Ken Caryl Ave. across from King Soopers and on Chatfield Ave.

Parcel C – Area is zoned multi-family and can be seen on the Parcel A map. Plans are not ready for review.

Will there be open space?
Yes. The area immediately behind the Saddlewood neighborhood is currently zoned open space, and the zoning will remain the same.

Will these residents pay dues into the Master Association?
Yes, the homes will be within the boundaries of the Master Association and will pay dues like the other homes on Ken-Caryl Ranch. The homes are not currently within the boundaries of the Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District. They are in the Plains Metropolitan District. There is a possibility of forming a sub-district that will be responsible for maintaining the public areas.

Are the plans final?
No. Plans are preliminary and are subject to change.

Will there be a public input process?
Yes, the developer will go through a process with Jefferson County and will work with the Master Association on community meetings.

When will the project break ground?
The developer hopes to break ground toward the end of 2021 or in 2022. Builders haven’t been selected.

How many new residents?
It is estimated there could potentially be around 2,000 additional residents.

What schools will the new homes feed into?
This hasn’t been determined. The developer will work with the school district on this as part of the County process.

What are the next steps?
The developer had a Feb. 3 deadline to make a decision, but they filed an extension to delay the decision until Feb. 21. The developer has requested another extension for their due diligence period. They have now pushed the decision to March 3. The Master Association will inform the community when a decision is made.

How do I submit feedback?
If residents wish to submit feedback, please email victoriad@kcranch.org and she will compile feedback for the developer. While this is not a Master Association project, staff will help get answers out to the community.


  1. john C Leopold

    We recently retired in wi. and are looking to downsize and move closer to our kids who live in Ken Carol.Roughly how many sq. ft will paired houses be?. We have one in a wheel chair, would we be able to have input on interior layout. Same questions on single family homes.

    Are lots only for sale?

    My email is : jjleopold2@charter.net

    1. Kristen Peterka

      Thanks for your comment. The developers are still in the due diligence phase of the potential purchase, so they have not yet decided if they will purchase the land. The developer filed an extension to delay the decision until Feb. 21. If they decide to purchase the land, we will share information on our website as soon as we receive it regarding any future development. At this moment, we don’t yet know if the sale will occur or not. Thanks!

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