Local Denver Developer, Architect, and General Contractor Break Ground on Waterfront Community

Highland Development Company
September 1, 2020

Local Denver Developer, Architect, and General Contractor Break Ground on Waterfront Community

Denver, CO – Local Denver developer, Highland Development Company (HDC), local architect, KGA Studio Architects, and local general contractor, DIRC Homes, break ground on Denver’s newest waterfront community.


“Today marks a special day as we officially break ground on Berkley Shores and become a member of this community,” said Randy Henckel, president DIRC Homes. “This neighborhood, once completed, will be a wonderful addition to our portfolio and the Denver market.”


“Denver’s residential real estate market is at a record high; companies are continuing to relocate here, so the need for attainable housing is at its apex.”, said Paul Malone, president HDC, “I am pleased to see this community come to life, creating jobs, and continue Denver’s growth as one of the premier destinations in the entire United States.”


The community is nestled between Berkeley and West Highlands, adjacent to Lake Pomponio and Clear Creek Valley Park, and just 20 minutes east of Olde Town Arvada on the bike trail. Berkley Shores residents will find their very own relaxing retreat from Downtown Denver while still maintaining quick access to the city.


KGA Studio Architects designed two single-family floor plans and five townhome plans for Berkley Shores. “Thanks to the variety of product types and price points, Berkley Shores will be home to a diverse community. This is a unique opportunity for both first-time buyers and empty nesters. It gives people such as teachers and nurses the opportunity to own a new home within the community they work,” said John Guilliams, Director of Design at KGA.


Berkley Shores will feature homes with a variety of options and upgrades for buyers to choose from, including quartz countertops, black stainless appliances, and luxury flooring selections. “This community has something for everyone, it is in an amazing location with easy access to Tennyson Street, Downtown Denver, and just moments away from Regis University,” said Jill Samuels, Realtor with The Highland Team and Compass. HDC is excited to be part of the expanding Denver market by bringing new, uncommon communities to life.


About the developer: Highland Development Company is a leading developer of uncommon communities that bring people together to share experiences and create authentic connections. HDC builds attainable homes with thoughtful details and signature character that residents are proud to call home. For more information, visit HighlandDevelopmentCo.com.


About the architect: KGA Studio Architects is a nationally recognized architectural studio specializing in innovative residential design. Believing the best design is one that serves the client, they strive to create personalized work that excites and improves daily life. For more information, visit kgarch.com.


About the general contractor: Founded in 2012, DIRC Homes, LLC is a boutique builder focusing on urban infill and transit-oriented developments – revitalizing Colorado’s urban neighborhoods. Our homes and New Urbanist communities are a thoughtful collaboration with local architects to provide high-design, low-maintenance spaces to complement the Colorado lifestyle. For more information, visit www.DIRCHomes.com.