Social distancing has made it virtually impossible to go to an art show. Luckily, there’s an art show that comes to you … virtually.

Our friends at the Broomfield Council on the Art & Humanities (BCAH), in partnership with the Broomfield Art Guild and the Chamber Ensemble con Grazia, put together a semi-regular Friday showcase of the community’s best visual art. 

It’s a cavalcade of delightful paintings, photographs and other works, edited into a video and set to music. All you have to do is click over to their YouTube channel, kick back and let the creative vibe wash over you. It’s the perfect Friday afternoon activity. 

Here’s the really exciting news. The BCAH is looking for entries. If you have a creative project you’d like to share, this is your chance to connect with the arts community and be recognized as an artist. 

All ages are welcome to participate. So get your family’s drawings, sculptures, musical compositions or anything that you’ve been inspired to create ready and submit it to BCAH@ArtisanBroomfield.org

We’re proud to support the BCAH because of the remarkable work they do connecting the community through creativity. We’re currently working with them to bring more community-based works of art to Baseline. Because, like butterflies to flowers, art brings people together. 

Watch the video here.

If there’s one thing that has taken on new relevance and a deeper meaning in the time of the coronavirus, it’s the place we call home. 

While you’re hunkered down, as we all are … working remotely, homeschooling, and collectively getting through these extraordinary circumstances, perhaps it’s time to think about your next home. 

A good time to buy a home may now be an even better time to buy a home, thanks to favorable interest rates and changing market conditions. 

As a result of the economy being in a sort of holding pattern, interest rates have dropped from one historic low to another. NerdWallet.com is reporting 3.5-percent on a 30-year-fixed loan, as of March 23, 2020.

And rates may be poised to drop a bit more thanks to recent actions by the federal government. Because of this, banks are seeing a lot of demand right now, which in some cases means slightly higher mortgage interest rates, so you’ll want to shop carefully.

Of course, a lower mortgage rate means a lower payment. Or it could mean more home. That is to say, a buyer can qualify for a bigger loan with the same monthly payment.

Maybe that translates to a bigger home or one with more high-end finishes and a gourmet kitchen. Or perhaps the home you thought you’d been priced out of in the neighborhood you loved is now within reach. 

But where do you start in order to take advantage of low rates? Talk to a few lenders and see who’s offering the best rate, with the lowest fees, and who might even be willing to waive closing costs. And when you find a great rate, think about locking it in right away.

Armed with the power of a pre-qualified, low-rate loan you’ll be well equipped to find your next home. One where you can sink your roots, and when you look back on this time, see a true silver lining. See what you qualify for



It all starts with West Village. And West Village starts with the introduction of two homebuilders who will help bring the Baseline vision to fruition and the community to life. 

David Weekley Homes and KB Home are both well-known builders in these parts – having crafted beautiful places to live in some of Colorado’s most desirable communities. Both builders have also won plenty of local and national awards for their work. And each will add to Baseline’s diverse home offering with something different.

David Weekley Homes will come out of the ground with two collections, The Peaks and The Pinnacle. Single-family, two-story homes ranging from 1,800 to 2,700 square feet and available with lots of design choices, like first-floor master suites.

KB’s inaugural contribution will be their Baseline Villas. These lower-maintenance paired homes featuring a private side yard and two-car garage come in five smart three-to-six bedroom designs. With options for a loft or finished basement, the space is designed to flex with your ever-changing life.

Both homebuilders will be showcasing their new collections in West Village with their first models opening this August, 2020.

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Bees and butterflies pollinate our food, and they’re struggling to survive. That’s why Baseline is proud to be the world’s first pollinator district and home to the new Butterfly Pavilion, a global leader in conservation efforts. This beautiful new video by the Butterfly Pavilion explains how together, we’ll lend a wing, er, hand to these hard-working friends. 

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Denver, Colo. — January 6, 2020 — McWhinney, Colorado-based real estate investor and developer with expertise in commercial, multifamily, hospitality, residential and mixed-use assets, will break ground in early 2020 on Park 40, a new multifamily development consisting of 313 apartment homes at Baseline, the new 1,100-acre mixed-use community in Broomfield, Colorado.

Part of West Village at Baseline, Park 40 plans to feature 51 studio apartments, 160 one-bedroom apartments, 84 two-bedroom apartments and 18 three-bedroom residences. The average unit size will be approximately 866 square feet.

Turns out the best defense is a good bee fence, according to the Butterfly Pavilion. Their international program teaching farmers how to protect crops using a perimeter of honey bees as a non-violent and effective deterrent was recently featured on 9News. The method is proving to be an ingenious way to keep the peace with resident elephants (yes elephants) while also promoting healthier crops through pollination. As an added bonus, farmers can also package and sell the honey. The program, happening in Nepal and Tanzania so far, is a win, win, win, win … for elephants, farmers, honey enthusiasts and the environment. 

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Please bear with us while road improvements are being made at Baseline in Broomfield to improve transportation flow through our community. Roadway construction efforts are planned to impact both Sheridan Parkway and Alcott Way from June 2019 through February 2020 however Sheridan will remain open during this period. Alcott Way is projected to be fully closed for the months of June through September. Intermittent closures and one-way restrictions can be expected to continue on Alcott Way until it reopens, which is scheduled for November 16, 2019. Traffic signals to improve flow will be installed in February 2020. During this time, additional traffic control measures for the intersection of Preble Creek and Sheridan Parkway are planned to be employed to work during peak (drop off and pickup) traffic demands for Prospect Ridge Academy.

Baseline, a new mixed-use community in Broomfield being developed by Denver- and Loveland-based McWhinney at the junction of I-25, E-470 and Baseline Road, will become home to one of the first Pollinator Districts in the state.

The Butterfly Pavilion announced June 20 that it is creating Pollinator Districts, communities designed to conserve and improve habitat for pollinators in all aspects of development and operation. The idea is to place Pollinator Districts in the midst of human habitts and engage the people who live, work and play in the Pollinator District, encouraging them to experience nature and build a greater appreciation for critical species and their habitats.

The Baseline development will include 1,051 acres of residential, office, services, retail, manufacturing, and research and development. The Butterfly Pavilion will relocate to Baseline with an approximate-60,000-square-foot facility. The Adams 12 Five Star School District also plans a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) school in Baseline.

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The Butterfly Pavilion is getting ready to move to a new development in Broomfield where endangered pollinators — including 946 types of bees and 233 kinds of butterflies — will thrive.

These insects, which are dying at alarming rates around the world, pollinate everything from flowers to the food people eat. Without them, the entire agricultural system and the world’s food supplies would be at risk.

The roughly 1,000-acre neighborhood, called Baseline, is a collaboration between the nonprofit, the development company McWhinney and the City of Broomfield. Baseline will be the world’s first pollinator district, and will model best practices for other developers who want to turn urban and suburban areas into a habitat for these tiny cogs in our food chain.

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As the last days of 2007 slipped away, Denver-based real estate firm McWhinney was closing on the purchase of 1,100 vacant acres at the intersection of I-25 and Colo. Highway 7 in Broomfield. The company outlined its vision for a mixed-use project of immense proportions: corporate headquarters, medical offices, retail, restaurants, hotels and homes would fill the land, purchased for $32.5 million, over the course of two to four decades.

Then the Great Recession hit. Though the Boulder region fared better than many parts of the country, hundreds of jobs were lost over the next two years. In Broomfield, progress on McWhinney’s project ground to a halt.

Today, though, they are back in motion and surging ahead. A charter school has taken root, and Adams 12 plans a STEM campus in the area; Westminster’s Butterfly Pavilion is migrating to the community, and JP Morgan Chase will soon break ground on a 150,000-square-foot, $220 million data center.

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