Prospect New Town is Colorado’s first New Urbanist neighborhood. Located on a former 80-acre tree farm, the Prospect neighborhood was designed for people who want the best of city living with a small town attitude. Intimate tree-lined streets are filled with bold and stylish architecture of all styles. Neighbors and visitors can walk around the corner from the homes to numerous restaurants, breweries and coffee shops. One-of-a-kind boutiques are mixed in with wellness and innovative businesses to create a vibrant neighborhood where you can live, work and play. Located in the southwest corner of Longmont, and surrounded by farmland, it’s the perfect pocket of city in a rural setting.
History & Philosophy
When Prospect’s developer, Kiki Wallace, bought the farm from his family, his goal was to build a distinctive project which would minimize negative impacts on the land. He hired the firm of Duany Plater-Zyberk (DPZ), the internationally-recognized planners of Seaside (Florida) and Kentlands (Maryland) to give form to his vision which broke ground in the mid-1990s. The result is a uniquely livable blend of traditional and modern planning concepts, built out in a broad range of architectural styles. The New Urbanist planning movement proposes an antidote to conventional and sprawling suburban development, which is characterized by over-sized front yards, wide, featureless streets and inhospitable house fronts dominated by huge garage doors. In common with other New Urbanist communities, Prospect, instead, features narrow tree-lined streets connecting homes to numerous parks and public amenities, shops and offices. Home types include detached houses, townhouses, courtyard houses, apartments and live/work lofts. Mature trees have been planted along Prospect’s streets and in its parks to provide the shade and privacy typical of an established community.
Today, Longmont’s Prospect New Town neighborhood is in its final phase of development and will have over 585 units on 340 lots. A large downtown park surrounded by shops, a swimming pool, restaurants and businesses comprise the town center, all within a five-minute walk from Prospect’s homes. Prospect hosts numerous events throughout the year including the popular summer concert series, Prospect Sound Bites. These free concerts are held every Monday night from Memorial Day through Labor Day in Prospect Park and include live music, food trucks and a beer garden featuring local, craft breweries. Click here for more information on Prospect events and here for the latest information on Prospect Sound Bites.
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Prospect Sales Co.
1050 Neon Forest Circle
Longmont, Colorado 80501