We know how to create community.
When it comes to designing and building walkable communities, you could say that we’ve been around the block. Forest City has created interesting, successful communities in places across the country. But the one that’s probably most relevant to Mesa del Sol is Stapleton in Denver.
We should clarify that a critical part of our approach is to let each community reflect the unique culture of the larger surrounding community. So Mesa del Sol will feel as different from Stapleton as Albuquerque feels different from Denver. But these two places will share certain big ideas. Like the idea of having a walkable mix of shops, offices, parks, restaurants and a wide range of homes. The idea of creating great neighborhood schools. The idea of preserving natural open space. And the idea of finding ways to reduce carbon emissions, conserve water and be kinder to the earth.
Stapleton began to take shape about 10 years ahead of Mesa del Sol. So how has it fared? Well, it’s one of Colorado’s best-selling new-home communities year after year. Homes in Stapleton have held their value extremely well, even through difficult economic times. It’s been honored with a long list of awards. And the whole place is alive with community events and people walking everywhere.
Click here for a glimpse of what Mesa del can grow into.