234-acre Westminster development begins construction

A major project is officially underway in Westminster after dirt started moving on the property this week.

Gov. Jared Polis and more than 100 people gathered on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at West 88th Avenue and Irving Street for the groundbreaking ceremony of Uplands, a 234-acre mixed-use project in Westminster. 

Uplands Groundbreaking

Local leaders celebrated the groundbreaking of the Uplands development in Westminster this week.


The new development will bring 2,350 new units of housing to Westminster designed for individuals and families of varying income levels. 

Of those new homes, 300 will be deed-restricted rentals, including some for seniors. Uplands will also include “missing middle” homes such as cottages, townhomes and duplexes.

In addition to new homes, the development will include 47 acres of parks and open space, trails, bike lanes and sidewalks.

Uplands residents and guests will also enjoy retail and restaurants at its future Village Center. 

“This leadership and initiative is what we hope to see replicated around the state. You are thinking holistically about the future of this community and what you want it to look like. I know it wasn’t easy, and I applaud the work it took to bring us to this groundbreaking,” Polis said at the groundbreaking. 

Oread Capital & Development is the developer of the new Uplands project and Oread’s president Jeff Handlin spoke at the event. Other partners on the project are Varde Partners, Peak Development and Dream Finders Homes.

The new development has been controversial, with a group called “Save Westminster Farm” vocalizing its opposition to the project over the years.  

Uplands Duplexes

Rendering of future duplexes at Uplands in Westminster

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