Building Innovative Communities
Cheri Witt-Brown, CEO of Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity, shared this message at the Hope Springs ground blessing. She said, “ Imagine the sound of children laughing, playing, running to their homes with excitement from school, daycare, or the soccer field. Imagine children doing their homework and saying their nightly prayers in their own room. Families will celebrate birthdays, graduations, and watch new generations being born in their Habitat homes. Imagine 491 families living in a safe, secure, affordable community because we ALL cared to invest in their futures and the future of our community." Cheri continued, "in five years, we will not have to imagine as Hope Springs will be filled with 176 Habitat homes and over 320 multi-family high-quality apartments. Hope Springs community members will enjoy an amenity-rich development with a premier ABC onsite childcare center, Musco Lighting Mini-Pitch soccer field, walkable shopping, and some of the best schools in the city, to name a few. Hope Springs will be a desirable community where anyone would love to live.”
154 Paired Homes
22 Single-Family Homes
300+ Richmark Apartments
Professionally maintained common spaces
Mix of housing products
Future Hope Springs Community
42.3 acres of mixed product, mixed-use development.
Hope Springs Amenities
Onsite childcare center
New urban design community
Walkable to grocery stores
Musco Mini-Pitch Soccer Field
Clinics will be run by the Colorado Rapids onsite at the new Musco Mini-Pitch Soccer Field!
Thank you to our generous community partners who are making dreams come true!
Projects like Hope Springs are experiencing historically high costs to develop. Greeley-Weld Habitat’s infrastructure costs for the project are estimated to be around 14 million. Richmark donated land and water for the project which is valued at $8.8 million, and the project has received other financial support such as $13.5 million in private activity bonds from Weld County, $2.57 million from U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper’s district budget, a $2 million donation from JBS and a $990,000 grant from DOLA CDOH. Habitat has raised more than half of the capital needed for the infrastructure construction of the largest Habitat development in Colorado. This is an incredible milestone, and we sincerely appreciate the generous support from our current Hope Springs partners.
However, more funding is needed for this massive affordable housing project. When built out, over 100 million of land development and new construction dollars will be reinvested in Weld County through Hope Springs. What a tremendous investment opportunity for our community. Hope Springs families and community members will have the opportunity to thrive and build self-reliance, stability, and security in their lives. Will you join us in supporting this innovative, life-changing community for Northern Colorado?
Thank you to everyone who attended the Hope Springs Ground Blessing!
U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper
Raymond C. Lee III,
Greeley City Manager
General Manager, JBS, USA
Principal Richmark Holdings
CEO & Owner of the Colorado Rockies
Vincente Vega Ruiz
Colorado Rapids Youth