Flatirons Academy plans to double campus footprint with new athletic facilities – BizWest

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WESTMINSTER – Flatirons Academy, a private K-12 Christian school located on the corner of Zuni Street and West 120th Avenue in Westminster, plans to more than double its campus footprint with the addition of two new sports fields and associated facilities.

Westminster City Council voted unanimously to approve a preliminary development plan for the expansion project, which will grow the campus from under 10 acres to over 21 acres.

The school, which operates as Flatirons Academy but uses Cornerstone Christian Academy for regulatory purposes, already owns the vacant land where it hopes to expand.

The expansion includes a new baseball field, a multipurpose field for sports such as football and soccer, a media room, a concession stand, maintenance facilities and parking.

The fields would use artificial turf.

The expansion helps eliminate the need for students to leave campus for extracurricular activities and creates a “continuous safe space for outdoor learning and recreation,” said Norris Design Senior Partner Brandi Rice. who represents the Flatirons Academy in the City of Westminster approval process.

According to a planning memo, “as staff realize that the proposed use will represent the loss of the 11.68 acres for potential office, research and development facilities and similar employment centers for the city of Westminster, it is recognized that the land has remained vacant after decades of designation as a job site.The more recent addition of residential uses in the Highlands Country Club and Brodie Flats area supports a use on this property which would constitute a transition between employment uses in the east and residential uses in the west.

WESTMINSTER – Flatirons Academy, a private K-12 Christian school located on the corner of Zuni Street and West 120th Avenue in Westminster, plans to more than double its campus footprint with the addition of two new sports fields and associated facilities.

Westminster City Council voted unanimously to approve a preliminary development plan for the expansion project, which will grow the campus from under 10 acres to over 21 acres.

The school, which operates as Flatirons Academy but uses Cornerstone Christian Academy for regulatory purposes, already owns the vacant land where it hopes to expand.

The expansion includes a new baseball field, a multipurpose field for sports such as football and soccer, a media room, a concession stand, maintenance facilities and parking.

The fields would use artificial turf.

The expansion helps eliminate the need for students to leave campus for extracurricular activities and creates a “continuous safe space for outdoor learning and recreation,” said Norris Design Senior Partner Brandi Rice. who represents the Flatirons Academy in the City of Westminster approval process.

According to a planning memo, “as staff realize that the proposed use will represent the loss of the 11.68 acres for potential office, research and development facilities and similar employment centers for the city of Westminster, the land is acknowledged to have remained vacant after decades of designation as a job site.The more recent addition of residential uses in the Highlands Country Club and Brodie Flats area supports use on this property that would form…

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