An artist’s rendering shows a block of wee-cottages oriented around a central green space. (Courtesy Superior planning documents)
An artist’s rendering shows a block of wee-cottages oriented around a central green space. (Courtesy Superior planning documents)
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SUPERIOR — Louisville-based home builder Boulder Creek Neighborhoods is planning to include “wee-cottages” in the second phase of its Rogers Farm residential development in Superior.

Wee-cottages, a relatively new housing type in the region, are single-family, detached houses that range in size from 900 to 1,500 square feet. The homes are designed to look and function much like townhomes, but with a narrow space separating one unit from its next-door neighbor.

Boulder Creek, which is building wee-cottages at its Blue Vista development in Longmont and has that housing type planned for its Erie Commons project, has proposed 61 of these units on nearly seven acres west of McCaslin Boulevard and east of First Avenue.

“After initially planning townhomes for this area, we decided last year to change direction to our wee-cottage product, a smaller and more attainably priced home,” Boulder Creek director of community development said during an initial planning review last month.

The Boulder County market “is saturated with large, expensive townhomes and single-family detached homes,” he said. The wee-cottages, which start in the low $400,000s, are designed to appeal to younger buyers in search of less-expensive, smaller starter homes.

Boulder Creek’s development plan was set to be reviewed Tuesday evening by Superior’s Planning Commission.

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