Over 20 years ago, the owners of this land stood here looking at the Rocky Mountains and had the vision of creating a community where quality of life comes first. They envisioned a safe, pleasant, family-oriented community that offers top quality housing, the most progressive education available, easy access to recreational opportunities, numerous retail, professional, medical and family entertainment centers and employment all within a short walk or drive. This vision was the beginning of Briargate.
Since then, Briargate has become one of the largest and fastest growing areas in the northeast section of Colorado Springs, encompassing more than 9,600 acres and establishing itself as one of the most viable residential areas in our community.
Since 1995, both Briargate and Pine Creek were brought to fruition by La Plata Communities. Pine Creek was the first community in the Springs to require builders to design and build their new homes in accordance with strict guidelines and distinct architectural styles, including Prairie, Craftsman, European Cottage and Spanish Eclectic.
From Briargate to the Pine Creek residential communities and the Briargate Business Campus comes La Plata’s newest community, Cordera. Part of the original Briargate Master Plan, annexed to the City of Colorado Springs in 1982, Cordera represents the third major residential phase of the Briargate project build-out.
Over the past 25 years, La Plata has contributed significant public improvements for the benefit of not only Briargate residents, but for the entire community as a whole. As part of the Briargate annexation agreement, over 120 lane miles of arterial streets have been constructed including: Briargate Parkway, Union Boulevard, Austin Bluffs Parkway and Lexington Drive north of Woodmen, Briargate Boulevard, Chapel Hills Drive, Research Parkway, and of course Powers Boulevard from Woodmen to Briargate Parkway. We even built pedestrian underpasses in Cordera to maximize safety and convenience. In addition to streets, significant storm water drainage and major utilities have been constructed and granted to the City.
People live in Colorado because of the quality of life. And the Briargate Master Plan is Colorado living at its best.