During the election campaign season last month, city leaders in Northglenn, Westminster and Thornton all spoke of how they longed for new professional development inside their city limits. These communities have struggled to recruit high-paying jobs, and luring healthcare facilities became a top priority. It didn’t take long for Westminster to get its hands on major development. Centura Health announced plans in November to build a 126-acre development at 144th and I-25—a $300 million medical park that should help immensely in luring primary, high-paying jobs.
What’s Next: Within two miles of the project, which will break ground in mid-2008, there are 14 active and five proposed housing developments. Westminster is prime for growth.