Southern Land Company to Celebrate Grand Openings of SLC Homes Office and Model Homes at Westerly in Erie, Colorado

  • 03. 08. 2023
  • Jenna Lefever

Southern Land Company (SLC), a national real estate developer of award-winning master-planned communities and mixed-use developments, will spend the upcoming weekend celebrating milestones related to its growth in the Denver homebuilding market.

SLC Homes, SLC’s in-house homebuilding group, will open its new office in downtown Erie on Friday, March 10, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The grand opening of their model homes at Westerly, SLC’s new 400-acre master-planned community in Erie, will be held on Saturday, March 11, and Sunday, March 12. Model homes will debut from SLC Homes and builder partners McStain Neighborhoods and Wonderland Homes, both well-known, longtime Colorado homebuilders.

“Our goal at SLC for Westerly and every project we work on is to create the extraordinary,” said Brian Sewell, SLC President and COO. “To achieve this, our team of in-house experts approaches work with meticulous care and attention to detail from the time a project is envisioned through every step of the process. Homebuilding is no exception.”

Westerly marks SLC Homes’ first community in Colorado. For more than 35 years, SLC Homes has built exclusively in SLC communities and focuses on innovative design, high-end materials, elegant finishes, contemporary conveniences, and lush landscaping. Six SLC Homes team members, all of whom live in the northern metro area of Erie, will work from the new SLC Homes office, collaborating with SLC’s corporate team and a variety of partners. The office will be headed by TJ Montoya, Vice President, Construction, SLC Homes – Colorado.

“We are thrilled to have a new dedicated office so close to Westerly and finally showcase our work with the introduction of our model homes,” said Montoya. “Our team knows this market, and we are eager for members of the community to see the results of our work.”

Montoya adds that McStain Neighborhoods and Wonderland Homes continue to be the right builder partners at Westerly, and both McStain Neighborhoods and Wonderland Homes share the sentiment.

“McStain and Wonderland consistently demonstrate their commitment to high quality and creativity, and we are grateful to have them alongside us at Westerly,” said Montoya. “SLC was very careful in identifying the right partners, and I have the privilege of regularly seeing McStain and Wonderland’s talents and skills on display at Westerly, and soon the broader community will, too.”

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to roll out our premier collection of homes in this exquisitely planned community with our amazing partners at SLC,” said Danielle Davis, Vice President, Sales and Marketing for McStain Neighborhoods. “Our collaborative efforts, attention to detail, and true love for the community will leave prospective buyers with a feeling that Westerly has risen above all the rest to something truly extraordinary.”

“We appreciate this unique opportunity to build on our history here in Colorado and contribute to a one-of-a-kind neighborhood alongside two other great homebuilders,” said Mike Davidson, Director of Sales for Wonderland Homes. “We look forward to introducing two collections of beautifully designed and well-crafted homes in Westerly.”

Upon completion, Westerly will consist of approximately 1,200 homes featuring diverse designs, within a traditional neighborhood setting. It will include a variety of trails, as well as expansive views of Longs Peak and the entire Front Range. More than 100 acres of the community will be parks and open spaces. A community village center is planned, which is expected to include a mixture of restaurants, shops, and neighborhood services. In addition, Westerly will feature gathering areas for fitness and outdoor recreation, including a swimming pool, great lawn, and various play areas. There will also be an approximately 5,000-square-foot indoor space for community gathering and indoor fitness.

Home sales at Westerly will begin in conjunction with the opening of the model homes. A community grand opening is expected to take place this summer.

Westerly has already made—and will continue to make—a positive economic impact locally. Since beginning work on Westerly, SLC has created 10 full-time jobs dedicated to the project, which resulted in the forthcoming opening of the SLC Homes office in downtown Erie. The company expects to add approximately 15 more full-time jobs by March 2024, as construction in the community continues.

SLC has extensive experience designing and developing master-planned and single-family communities in other parts of the U.S. In December 2022, SLC’s flagship master-planned community in Franklin, Tenn., Westhaven, won a Best in American Living™ Award from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), a prominent accolade recognizing achievement by builders and design professionals in the residential housing industry. Also in Tennessee, SLC has a 373-acre master-planned community underway in Nolensville. In Texas, SLC designed and developed Tucker Hill in McKinney.

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Details about the SLC Homes office grand opening and Westerly model homes grand opening are included below.

SLC Homes Office Grand Opening Details

  • Friday, March 10, 2023, 11-11:30 a.m.
  • 105 Wells St., Suite 240, Erie, CO 80516
    • Remarks and ribbon-cutting will take place on the patio of Erie Social Club on the first floor of the building.
  • Brief remarks will be given by:
    • Pat Vero, Executive Director, Erie Chamber of Commerce
    • TJ Montoya, Vice President, Construction, SLC Homes – Colorado, Southern Land Company
    • Tim Downey, Founder and CEO, Southern Land Company
    • Justin Brooks, Mayor, Town of Erie
  • Following remarks, a celebratory ribbon-cutting will take place and attendees will be able to tour the new office. Light refreshments will be served.
  • Members of the media are welcomed to attend. Following the grand opening, members of the media are welcomed to head to Westerly to enjoy sneak peek tours of model homes. Westerly is located at the intersection of Erie Parkway and County Road 5 in Erie.

Westerly Model Homes Grand Opening Details

  • Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, March 12, 12 – 5 p.m.
  • Welcome tent will be located at the intersection of Westerly Ave. and Peach Ave. in Erie.
  • Guests will be able to visit three model homes by SLC Homes, two by McStain Neighborhoods, and two by Wonderland Homes.
  • In addition to tours of the model homes, the grand opening festivities will include food trucks and prizes.

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