The vision for Independence is that ten years from now, the landscape will look as it always has, yet richer for what has been added to it—families laughing over dinner on the back porch. Neighbors gathering for BBQs, picnics and concerts at Homestead Park. A place where you’re still able to look up and see the stars at night.

This is our conservation story.

Setting out to build a conservation community atop Colorado’s largest water recycling program with a visionary commitment to sustainability is no small feat. We believe this is the only viable path forward because responsible land planning and development benefit all involved now and into the future. This forward-thinking conservation model is setting a new standard for the future of community building in Colorado, and across the country.

Meet the Team

Craft Companies is a real estate development firm based in Denver, Colorado, that specializes in planned communities, commercial office space, and industrial buildings throughout the region. Craft has five current projects underway, and was awarded the 2019 Single Family Residential Community of the Year Award by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Sustainability is Craft Companies’ top priority, with the implementation of the highest level of water recycling in the state, Low Impact Development (LID), clustered housing, green technologies, historical restoration, and the preservation of open space to achieve a new level of community conservation. The Craft team has worked at the state, county, and municipal level to sponsor bills and code rewrites that enable this type of groundbreaking development.

Capturing the essence of Craft Companies’ philosophy, Independence is their latest undertaking as they continue to lead the future of sustainable, new community development.




As proof of their commitment and dedication to exceptional master planning, Craft Companies has been honored with one of the industry’s most prestigious awards:

The 2019 Detached Community of the Year Award from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for their work on Vivant, a community located near Independence in Parker, Colorado.