Southern Land Company Breaks Ground on Lifestyle-Focused Multifamily Residences at Karl’s Farm Near Denver

  • June 02, 2021
  • Jenna Lefever

rendering of exterior or Arden Karl's Farm with cars driving by

Distinctive townhomes and apartment homes will complement larger master-planned community

Our latest multifamily project is underway, as we have broken ground on a collection of multifamily residences at the Karl’s Farm development in Northglenn, Colo., located at 1801 E. 120th Avenue. Southern Land Company (SLC) will invest more than $90 million into the City of Northglenn with the project, building a total of 385 townhomes and studio, one, two, and three-bedroom apartment homes, offering residents diverse options for unique living experiences.

“It is a thrill for us to contribute to the amazing Karl’s Farm development,” said Kevin House, Vice President of Multifamily Development – West at SLC. “The team at KF Developers, Inc., the master developer behind the project, has done an outstanding job creating something special at Karl’s Farm, where there is rich history and heritage. We are proud to offer dynamic housing solutions in what is poised to become a vibrant community.”

The collection of multifamily residences will be located on 13.8 of Karl’s Farm’s 66 acres. The 385 multifamily residences will be split among three-story townhomes and four-story elevator-served apartment home buildings. The residences will feature a boutique, modern industrial style that mixes warmth with sleek metals and concretes to deliver a modern farmhouse feel that ties into the larger Karl’s Farm development. The project will offer a robust collection of amenities, including a pool, private outdoor spaces, dog spa, bike shop, and shared workspaces. It will also feature activities and entertainment programming as well as concierge services.

This project and the entire Karl’s Farm development will afford residents convenient access to Denver, thanks to Karl’s Farm’s close proximity to Interstate 25 and RTD – Denver’s Northglenn / 112th Ave. Station, where residents can utilize the new commuter rail line, the N-Line. The walkability from Karl’s Farm to the rail station was a key factor in SLC’s attraction to the site.

“People are looking for convenience, and Karl’s Farm provides it, especially being located just a short walk from public transit and a mile from Interstate 25,” said House. “Combined with the variety of housing options, amenities and programming we will offer, our project will be ideal for commuters and non-commuters alike.”

Karl’s Farm will blend multifamily and single-family homes, commercial development, and a variety of parks, open spaces, and trails. In addition to retail, restaurants, and services planned within the mixed-use development, there are four grocery stores including a Whole Foods within 1.5 miles, and shopping centers having over 100 retailers, dining, and boutique shops. The combination of modern conveniences, outdoor lifestyle opportunities, and proximity to Denver that exists at Karl’s Farm made the development immediately appealing to SLC.

“The City of Northglenn is known as one of the best master-planned cities in the country, and Karl’s Farm follows suit as an incredibly well-designed master-planned community,” said House. “We seek out opportunities to grow in markets and specific communities where good planning, prioritization of active lifestyles, and an appreciation for great aesthetics are evident, and we have certainly found that here in both Northglenn and Karl’s Farm. We are grateful to the City of Northglenn for their work in shepherding this project.”

Our multifamily residences and the entire Karl’s Farm project continues to be a collaborative effort.

“We are excited the Karl’s Farm project is moving forward thanks to partners like Southern Land Company,” said Heather Geyer, City Manager at the City of Northglenn. “Our residents appreciate that the new development honors the history of the area while bringing in much needed new housing options. We know the new residents will love Northglenn’s small-town character and urban energy.”

According to KF Developers, Inc., the master developer of Karl’s Farm, strong partnerships have been crucial in the progression of the project.

“Like many development projects, Karl’s Farm has had its challenges, but thanks to many skilled, savvy partners, including the original owners of the property—the Hinkhouse family, Southern Land Company, the City of Northglenn, Richmond American Homes, and Meritage Homes, Karl’s Farm is taking shape beautifully,” said Daniel Frank, President of KF Developers, Inc. “We are proud of the work that has been done to date and look forward to seeing the full project come to fruition.”

SLC’s 480,000-square-foot community at Karl’s Farm was designed by Denver-based KTGY Group. Our in-house construction division is serving as general contractor. Kimley-Horn in Denver is the civil engineer for the project, and Integrity Structural Corp. of Houston is the structural engineer.

SLC’s project at Karl’s Farm marks the company’s fifth project in Colorado. In January, SLC opened a new luxury apartment home community in Denver, Bespoke Uptown. In February, SLC sold the multifamily and retail components of its Rêve Boulder project in Boulder. In April, SLC broke ground on Westerly, its first master-planned community in Colorado, located in Erie. SLC previously developed, owned and sold the multifamily project Centric LoHi in Denver. SLC has maintained a Denver office since 2017 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn.

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