Northgate Center | Westminster, CO

Wide Variety of Housing Options Near Transit


Northgate Center is a 65-acre site at the intersection of Federal Boulevard and West 72nd Avenue.  The area is in need of a wider variety of housing options to support the proposed commuter rail stop that will be 1/2 mile to the west of the site at South Westminster T.O.D. station.  A range of small lot single family housing options are provided, consisting of attached and detached garages with alleys as well as a cottage housing block.  Other housing options include rowhouses, walk-up apartments and a mid-rise with views of Downtown and the mountains.  A proposed pedestrian underpass will provide easy access to the transit stop via a regional trail.  Smaller pad retail buildings flank Federal Boulevard to the west.  A two-block “Main Street” is introduced on the site on 71st Avenue with a “central green”.  Main Street consists of 2-story Mixed Use Commercial buildings.


A redevelopment opportunity spurred by the proposed commuter rail stop and the growing demand for housing options near transit.


To develop a walkable neighborhood with a variety of housing options.


  • Alley-loaded blocks allow for more pedestrian friendly streets with fewer curbcuts.
  • A formal green/plaza located in the heart of the neighborhood; “Main Street”.
  • This design brings the street grid through creating smaller, pedestrian-scaled blocks.


  • Neighborhood parks and open space were designed to connect to the larger regional network.
  • With 11 dwelling units/acre, this neighborhood is much more sustainable and less land-consuming than the surrounding suburban pattern.

Project Information

  • Client:  City of Westminster
  • Building size/acres: 65 acres
  • Density: 741 units

Van Meter Williams Pollack LLP