DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
Who is the developer?
Washington Village is being developed by Washington School Developments, LLC, which is under the umbrella of Wonderland Hill Development Company (also referred to as Wonderland or WHDC). As WHDC's founder and president, Jim Leach has developed over 22 other cohousing communities around the country, as well as a number of regular developments in the City of Boulder.
Who are the architects?
The site plan and design of most buildings, including the condos in the Washington Schoolhouse has been done by Adrian Sopher of Sopher Sparn Architects, LLC. The single-family homes were designed by Ronnie Pelusio and Korkut Onaran of Pel-Ona Architects & Urbanists.
Who is in charge of construction?
The remaining construction will be managed by General Contractor, Michael Artino, who successfully managed most of the site development, as well as construction of all of the existing buildings, except for one of the single-family homes and the Schoolhouse renovation.
When will construction be done?
More than half of the project is already completed or near completion. We expect ground to be broken on the last remaining building by the Summer of 2016 with anticipated completion by late 2017. Based on recent sales activity, we expect all units to be sold out before construction is finished.
Can I pick my finishes?
One significant advantage of purchasing a unit under construction is that you can choose finishes that suit your personal taste. The price of every unit includes a finish budget that covers a standard level of finish, with some opportunity to choose patterns and colors, and a standard cabinet package, plumbing fixtures, lighting budget, and appliance package. You may choose to upgrade finishes for additional cost.
What about storage?
In addition to kitchen and bathroom cabinets, some kitchens also have pantries. Master closets come with built-in shelving and double-hanging rods. Additional storage is available in the garage space provided for each unit.
How do I reserve a unit?
Please contact Barb Silverman at (303)886-5329 with any interest.
The first step in joining Washington Village is to reserve a unit with an initial deposit of $5,000. After you have secured your reservation, you will be invited to a "Meet & Greet" event so that you can meet other community members. An additional down payment will be required to finalize your purchase contract prior to the start of construction.
Are there any early buyer discounts?
Yes. Discounts are available if you reserve before construction begins.
What "green" building techniques are in use?
Washington Village is being constructed with some of Colorado's most energy efficient windows and insulation options, with attention to passive solar efficiency in the design. Geothermal heating systems have been incorporated into many of the buildings, and several homes are also wired for solar panels to be installed.
Are the homes handicap-accessible?
All of the common space is wheelchair accessible with ADA compliant facilities. Except for the Elm townhomes, the 2 carriage units, and the upper flat in the North Maple building, all of the other units are either one-level flats with elevator access, or feature a master bedroom suite on the main floor.
What about noise?
We are working with a number of proven techniques for mitigating noise between units, both through walls and through the floors/ceilings. The new construction units also have Alpen windows, which are not only energy efficient, but contribute significantly to outside noise reduction.