New homes coming near Chatfield Reservoir

About 1,100 houses are expected at full buildout


Shea Homes has begun construction on a new development including about 1,100 home plots near Chatfield Reservoir.

The development, called Solstice, sits on about 380 acres and will include more than 130 acres of open space, said Cheryl Haflich, a spokeswoman with Shea Homes.

“Shea is excited to be bringing this community to life and just thrilled with our location,” Haflich said.

The site lies east of the southernmost stretch of Chatfield Reservoir, on Roxborough Park Road north of Titan Road. While it will take several years to build out the property, the first three collections, including two-story homes, should be available by April 2020, Haflich said. These will comprise about half the homes of the development.

Shea Homes plans to add two ranch-style collections of homes within another year.

The Solstice development, which was approved by the Douglas County commissioners in 2017, plans to provide amenities such as a clubhouse, an outdoor pool, an event lawn and a beer garden.

“We want people to feel like they can spend their entire weekend here,” Haflich said.

Once built out, the community will also include 50 acres of parks. The largest one, called Solstice Linear Park, will cover about 37 acres. It will include both sides of the High Line Canal, which cuts through the middle of the development.

“Our vision for this park is for it to literally and figuratively be recognized as the centerpiece of this community's parks and open space network,” Haflich said in an email.

Another smaller park will be called Holiday Park.

People hoping to stay up to date on the development can join the interest list at

Those interested will be able to tour model homes once they open in April. Presale options on the homes, which will have prices starting in the upper $400,000s, will become available in mid-January, Halfich said.

Four homes are already under construction and can be seen from Roxborough Park Road.


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