Ponderosa Hills 2015 Annual Meeting and Board Elections –
Parker Senior Center, Longs Peak Way, Parker
June 3rd, 2015 Meeting with Carl Nelson on Inspiration Colorado Development
In attendance: Carl Nelson with Inspiration Colorado development NASH Inspiration, Marsha Osborn with City of Aurora Neighborhood Liason, Jerry Banks PHCA Roads Chairman, Steve Weinrich PH resident, John De Leon PH resident, Sandra Fish PHCA Secretary, Cathy Lichty PHCA President
The Inspiration Colorado development area (north of Inspiration between Antelope Trail and Summit Ridge Road) is to be divided into 55 and over areas and traditional single family homes. All units in the area are planned to be single family homes on individual lots. There will be no apartment, condo units, or patio homes in this development. Toll Brothers will be a builder for the 55+ development and will offer upscale ranch style homes with and without basements. The 55+ Community Clubhouse will not have a restaurant. It may have a snack bar but will not be open or available to the general public.
The traditional development area will include a pool and clubhouse. There is also a plot designated to Douglas County Schools for a K-8 schools site. The development of the school will be up to the Douglas County School Board. Until this school is in place the children in this development will be attending the Pine Lane Schools, Sierra Middle School and Chaparral High School. Also planned for this development will be a bike path and possibly a dog park and Mountain bike course.
The new Inspiration Lane will connect to Inspiration Drive via a round-about across from Antelope Trail. The round-about and new road already exist and will be paved within the next few weeks. The connection from Inspiration Dr to Gartrell via the new Inspiration Lane is planned when there are 300 permits issued. There are currently at 250 therefore, paving will begin soon and is projected to be completed by end of summer. The connection of Gartrell to Inspiration Dr near Summit Ridge Rd. will not be constructed until there are 750 permits issued. That is expected to take about 3 years. The total project will take about 5 years to complete. Construction impact along Inspiration Drive is expected to last no more than two weeks. The road will remain open during construction but alternate routes are advised. Over time, as drivers get used to the new connection to Gartrell, traffic east of Antelope Trail along Inspiration Drive is expected to decrease substantially.