Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Stapleton Colorado

Nice two story home in Stapleton needed windows done.

Stapleton is a neighborhood in Denver, Colorado. Located 15 minutes Northeast of downtown Denver, the development is on the site of the decommissioned Stapleton International Airport, which closed in 1995. (Wikipedia)

Stapleton Facts:
  • 4,100 acres (6.4 square miles) of planned redevelopment
  • 4th best-selling, master-planned community in the United States 2015; 6th best-selling in 2014; 11th best-selling for 2013*; and 10th best-selling 2012*
  • The first homeowner moved into Stapleton in 2002
  • 20,000 residents (and counting), roughly the population of the City of Golden
  • 12,000 homes planned at completion: 8,000 single family (including town homes), 4,000 apartments
  • Stapleton currently has 917 acres of parks & open space, which is more than Cherry Creek and Washington Park
  • 2.5 million square feet of existing flex/industrial space
  • 10 million square feet of planned office space
  • 2.4 million square feet of retail space has already been developed
I wonder how many windows Stapleton has!

*Source: John Burns Real Estate Consulting

Monday, June 20, 2016

Arvada Colorado

 A great house in Arvada Colorado needed window cleaning.

A little history: of about the area:

The City has a good web site with a lot of government and local event information.

In 1870, the Colorado Central Railroad laid tracks through the area on its route from Golden to link up with the Kansas Pacific Railroad and the Denver Pacific Railroad at Jersey Junction, 3 miles (5 km) north of Denver. On December 1, 1870, Benjamin F. Wadsworth and Louis A. Reno platted the Ralston Point townsite along the railroad.

To avoid confusion with other communities along Ralston Creek, Ralston Point was soon renamed Arvada in honor of Hiram Arvada Haskin, brother-in-law of settler Mary Wadsworth.

When working I get to see above the tree line!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Westminster Colorado

This week I completed a 3 story commercial building in Westminster Colorado.

Some facts about Westminster: Gold discovered in the South Platte River Valley in 1858 brought national attention to the area that would become Westminster, Colorado. The promise of fortune and the Land Act of 1862 encouraged many settlers from the east to make Colorado their home instead of heading on to California. Before the settlements came, wildlife like antelope and buffalo made their homes in this area.

The area experienced a huge population growth starting from 1950.  See the chart below:

Historical population
Est. 2015113,130[10]6.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]
 July 25 will mark the beginning of train service to Denver... 11 minutes to downtown Denver! July 30, at the station there will be a party to celebrate the new station, 6-10.  The celebration will include a free concert, food, vendors, kid’s activities, free train rides and fireworks.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Aurora Colorado

Great view from the roof of this Aurora Colorado home, on the golf course.

One of the little known facts about Aurora is that in 1979, it was announced that a science fiction theme park would be built in Aurora using the sets of a 50-million dollar film based on the fantasy novel Lord of Light. However, due to legal problems the project was never completed.

The script of the unmade film project, renamed Argo, was used as cover for the "Canadian Caper": the exfiltration of six U.S. diplomatic staff trapped by the Iranian hostage crisis.

Argo went on to win three Academy awards. Aurora never got the theme park!

Castle Pines Colorado

Great House in Castle Pines:

Window Cleaning in Castle Pines Colorado 

Last week I did the windows in a house in Castle Pines. This is a great city, close to Denver, but has a great outdoors feel.

Castle Pines Colorado is situated 19 miles (31 km) south-southeast of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. The city is located north of the Castle Pines Golf Club and the unincorporated community of Castle Pines Village.   Castle Pines is located at 39°28′18″N 104°53′41″W (39.471742, -104.894827) at an elevation of 6,368 feet (1,941 m). Located on Interstate 25 in central Colorado, Castle Pines is 20 mi (32 km) south of downtown Denver and 43 mi (69 km) north of Colorado Springs.

The city lies in the Colorado Piedmont on the western edge of the Great Plains.[10] Happy Canyon Creek runs north-northeast through the western part of the city, and Newlin Gulch and its tributary, South Newlin Gulch, run north-northeast and north, respectively, through the eastern part of the city. All three streams are part of the Cherry Creek watershed.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Castle Pines has a total area of 9.01 square miles (23.3 km2), all of it land. Lying within the Front Range Urban Corridor, the city is part of the greater Denver metropolitan area,

and it borders two communities to its south: Castle Pines Village and Castle Rock, the county seat.

The occupational composition of the employed civilian labor force was: 58.3% in management, business, science, and arts; 28.7% in sales and office occupations; 7.6% in service occupations; 4.6% in production, transportation, and material moving; 0.8% in natural resources, construction, and maintenance. The three industries employing the largest percentages of the working civilian labor force were: educational services, health care, and social assistance (17.1%); professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services (16.7%); and finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing (14.5%). The median home value in the city was $457,500, 

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)