Tall Tales Ranch groundbreaking planned for this summer
Groundbreaking for Tall Tales Ranch (TTR), an inclusive residential community supporting people with intellectual and development disabilities (I/DD), is expected by this summer. The Tall Tales Ranch site is located on four acres north of the Schweiger Ranch historic property and east of the RidgeGate Parkway light rail station in Lone Tree.
TTR has partnered with Shea Homes and HomeAid Colorado to develop this unique life-sharing community. Special needs individuals will live, work and socialize alongside neurotypical individuals.
“With the support of Shea Homes and HomeAid Colorado, we are able to make substantial strides toward creating an environment where individuals, regardless of their abilities, can truly flourish, honoring their individuality and achieving their full potential with vital support,” said Susan Mooney, co-founder of TTR.
The neurodiverse community will include one- and two-bedroom apartments for approximately 32 residents. Most will be for the I/DD community, but others will be intentionally leased to good neighbors such as teachers and nurses.
Cindy Bell, HomeAid Colorado’s executive director is delighted about the community. “The project’s alignment with our mission to offer diverse housing solutions for individuals striving towards self-sufficiency brings us great enthusiasm as it promises to positively impact the lives of those with I/DD.”
Shea Homes is honored to be a part of the mission and development of TTR. “We recognize the pressing housing needs faced by individuals with I/DD, including the scarcity of safe, accessible and inclusive housing,” said President of Shea Homes Colorado, Chetter Latcham. Through Shea Homes ongoing partnership with TTR, they aim to alleviate this crisis by creating a supportive, enriching and sustainable environment.
For more information about Tall Tales Ranch, visit www.talltalesranch.org.
By Elean Gersack; photo courtesy of TTR