The $4.4 billion Sterling Ranch community will be the new economic driver for northwest Douglas County, providing thousands of jobs and generating hundreds of millions of dollars in annual economic impact.
The mixed-use community located between Chatfield and Roxborough state parks will create 1,000 development-related jobs annually over two decades and 9,200 permanent jobs at build-out. Development Research Partners estimates Sterling Ranch will have an economic impact of more than $425 million annually at completion.
Douglas County Commissioners unanimously approved Sterling Ranch’s zoning and water appeal on May 11, 2011. The 3,400-acre community, which plans 12,050 homes over the next 20 years, will embrace the rich Western heritage and outdoor lifestyle that has defined Colorado.
The sustainable community will set a new standard for water-efficiency by using one-third the water historically required in Douglas County. Sterling Ranch will preserve 37% of the land—1,250 acres — for open space, parks and wilderness corridors with 30 miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback-riding.
Walkable villages surrounded by open space will be built into the natural contours of the land and anchored by elementary schools. Sterling Ranch’s Town Center will be adjacent to a state-of-the-art youth sports village. Sterling Ranch will be home to the Chatfield Valley’s first middle school, high school, higher education campus and medical facility.
Transportation: $490 million