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Windler Community is Redefining Aurora

Parul Dubey on September 8, 2022 - in Land Development, News

Windler © Civitas 


The 850+ acre neighborhood is breaking ground this month and will serve as a benchmark for future sustainable and community centric residential developments

September AURORA, COLORADO — Windler is set to break ground this month and is cultivating a new-wave of residential developments. Consisting of 16 neighborhoods, each with its own unique aesthetic, the community is methodically woven together by shared amenities and open spaces to inspire connection and networking of people. Civitas, in collaboration with PCS Group, Superbloom, and Olsson have created a people-centric, sustainable, and expansive community that is defining the future of residential living in Colorado’s high prairie.

Civitas’ master plan for Windler encompasses more than 850-acres, 150 of which are dedicated to open space and parks in hopes to foster a sense of connection not only with the outdoors, landscape and scenery, but with other residents in the area, too. The site is centrally located with convenient access to downtown Denver, Denver International Airport, both I-70 and E470, and more, making it a prime location to accommodate all lifestyles.

“Windler’s value lies in its community-oriented philosophy. Civitas partnered closely with Founding Principal of Alberta Development, Don Provost, and their developer, Chris Fellows, as they have in the past with nearby Painted Prairie,” said Civitas Principal, Craig Vickers. “We knew it was important to this client that we didn’t simply follow current standards, and we were dedicated to helping them push boundaries and rewrite the rules of residential development. Windler is the exact sort of project we have a passion for and we’re excited to watch it come to fruition.”

By way of both intentional landscape and architectural design, Civitas illustrates what it means to truly live within a community. There is an overarching sense of connection and inclusion with diverse home types ranging from small compact units, single family homes, and leases that will attract diverse populations by design. The developers are providing 3.5 acres to Aurora’s housing authority, strategically located to be near amenities too – truly “fair” housing. 

Sustainable living is a strong pillar behind the development strategy. The individual homes are being designed with cutting edge techniques to reduce energy consumption and costs for homeowners. The teams are motivated to turn Windler into a net energy generator, especially in the community’s commercial components.


Windler © Civitas 


“The inspiration for Windler is to bring back a sense of old-fashioned life-living-off-the-prairie, and blend it with the modern American lifestyle,” says Don Provost. “This collaboration is a true testament that people live best when there is a strong sense of connection and community, and we hope to both work on and see more projects of this caliber in the future.”

Windler’s master plan will break ground September 15, 2022. 

For interviews, images, and additional information, please contact Rachelle Robison at rrobison@agencypr.co.


About Civitas

Founded in 1984 with the core purpose of “creating healthier cities,” Civitas is an idea-based practice of urban designers, architects, and landscape architects engaged in strategic planning for urban change and project design for built works. Curbed has recognized Civitas as one of five practitioners “who are putting the public back in public space.” Fast Company has acknowledged Civitas in its Innovation by Design Awards, the Canadian Institute of Planners “Great Public Space,” and an Excellence on the Waterfront Award from the nonprofit Waterfront Center. A consultancy and a design studio, Civitas advises on a wide range of strategies for re-imagining urban life and places, working in U.S. cities coast to coast and around the world. For additional information, visit civitasinc.com


About Windler

Windler is an 850-acre master planned community in northeast Aurora, ideally located along E-470, just 5 minutes from DIA and 30 minutes from downtown Denver. Envisioned as a modern homestead, Windler has been planned to create a sustainable, diverse, and connected community that blends residential, civic, and commercial activities. Windler’s residential neighborhoods incorporate a mix of housing types, densities, and lot configurations intended to attract a diverse set of homebuyers and introduce new product types to the market. 

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