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Hillside: DCS wants to build the home you want

Development would add close to 100 homes

Collin Smith

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For more on Diversified Consulting Solutions, visit the company's Web site at http://www.dcs-cm.com

By the numbers

Hillside, 22 acres south of Moffat County High School

• Eight to nine single-family home lots on Ninth Street, developed and ready to sell this year

• Roughly another 86 single-family homes to be developed and sold later, through four or five building phases

• Developers are Westminster-based Diversified Consulting Solutions

• Company has been involved with several community projects in Moffat County

For more

For more on Diversified Consulting Solutions, visit the company’s Web site at http://www.dcs-cm.com

By the numbers

Hillside, 22 acres south of Moffat County High School

• Eight to nine single-family home lots on Ninth Street, developed and ready to sell this year

• Roughly another 86 single-family homes to be developed and sold later, through four or five building phases

• Developers are Westminster-based Diversified Consulting Solutions

• Company has been involved with several community projects in Moffat County

John Sattler and Dan Giroux, partners in Westminster-based Diversified Consulting Solutions, probably know Craig as well as any developer.

Their company has been closely involved with nearly every major community project in the past two years, including those with the Moffat County School District, The Memorial Hospital and Colorado Northwestern Community College.

They spend enough time here, that DCS’s only company office outside of Westminster – despite the work they do across the state – is on Fourth Avenue West, two blocks from Craig’s Wal-Mart.

After all their work, however, Sattler and Giroux feel they still haven’t been able to make their mark.

With Hillside, a planned 95-home development south of Moffat County High School, they think they finally have a chance to build exactly what they want and exactly what they think the city wants – a neighborhood of single-family homes for the average Craig resident.

“Our intent is not to do something flashy and trendy,” Sattler said. “That’s not our understanding of Craig and what people relate to there. We’re trying to shy away from the idea of affordable housing, too. We don’t think that denotes the character.”

The result is a mix of family homes with two to four bedrooms, traditional-style architecture, modern amenities and customization options for every buyer.

For instance, DCS will offer various “green” upgrades, ranging from baseline choices such as high-efficiency furnaces and lights, to full-scale possibilities such as solar-powered electricity.

The developers want to leave those decisions up to the individual homeowners, though, so people can get the house they want, and the one they want to pay for, Sattler said.

He added that lately, he and Giroux feel better about the development’s chances for success during the recession.

“We’ve probably gotten three or four phone calls from people who tracked us down to ask about the project,” he said. “We’re actually feeling pretty positive about the response. We don’t have any signage up or anything, so people really showed some initiative in finding us.”

Sattler said the project’s first phase will be building eight to nine homes along Ninth Street, across the road from Moffat County High School. He expects to be through the city planning process and have those lots up for sale by late summer or fall.

The other roughly 86 homes in the subdivision – all built at the same time as new roads and infrastructure on the 20 acres south of the original Ninth Street houses – will be built during five stages, depending on the market’s strength.

“The idea is not to grade out 100 lots, and put in $4 million in infrastructure and see if the lots sell,” Sattler said.

His company will know more specifics about the project timeline after the city approves its preliminary plat design, which Sattler said he hopes will be this month.


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