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Gated community planned for vacant church site at edge of Hilltop

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September 27, 2021

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“As soon as I have the permits, I’ll demolish it,” said Lenny Taub of First Stone Development, which purchased the property earlier this month.


POP Denver Construction Update: Cranes are in the air!

September 3, 2021
POP Denver

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We are very excited to share updates with you, including the fully installed crane, which proudly stands tall at the entrance of Metro Denver!

While the crane will be doing most of the heavy lifting for our pre-cast concrete structure, it will also be utilized as a marketing tool and wave our POP Denver flag wide and high!

117 condos proposed for site in Santa Fe arts district

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June 5, 2019

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“First Stone Development is proposing a five-story condominium building, with 117 units and about 11,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. He said retail in the area is “way underserved,” and hopes to attract a couple restaurants. The project site-development plan was submitted to the city in April, and still needs to be approved. Taub said he’d like to get started on the foundation in September, and expects construction to take 22 months, with completion in summer 2021.”

Denver Zoo’s Community Partner First Stone Development Puts New Townhomes On The Market

May 12th, 2017
Zoo News from the Denver Zoo

See the full article in the latest edition of Zoo News from the Denver Zoo.

“Our community partner First Stone Development, LLC is excited to announce that their new development, Saola Townhomes in Sloan’s Lake, is now on the market. A portion of each sale in this 17-unit project goes directly to our conservation programs, as will portions of future sales of First Stone’s Vaquita Townhomes in the Highlands and Condor Townhomes on Tennyson. Each development was designed to create community awareness and support for the endangered species that it’s named after. The animal’s habitat will be incorporated in original architectural and landscaping designs, and a monument depicting the endangered animal’s image and history will be prominently displayed on the site.”


First Stone Development Building Denver Townhomes in Unique Partnership with Denver Zoo

May 9th, 2017
Mile High CRE

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“DENVER — First Stone Development, LLC a distinguished real estate development company, is thrilled to announce that their premier development, Saola Townhomes at Sloan’s Lake, is now on the market. In addition, First Stone Development is slated to break ground on two other townhome projects later this year: Vaquita Townhomes in the Highlands, and Condor Townhomes on Tennyson. All three townhome developments are uniquely named after endangered species…”


Denver Zoo is proud to announce a partnership with First Stone Development, LLC!

March 6th, 2017
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Find the post below on the Denver Zoo’s Facebook Page

“Denver Zoo is proud to announce a partnership with First Stone Development, LLC! First Stone will donate a portion of sales or revenue to Denver Zoo for each townhome sold from their endangered species-themed designs. Whether you’re interested in the Saola, Vaquita or Condor Townhomes, all will raise awareness about a threatened species and Denver Zoo’s mission.

The exterior of each townhome will represent the animal’s habitat, and the townhomes’ landscaping will highlight a monument showcasing a picture and history of the animal. The home-buyers will also be given a year-long family membership and keepsake from the Zoo! To learn more about First Stone and these meaningful homes, click First Stone Development, LLC for more information.”


NYC Developer Breaks Ground on Townhome Sites

February 6th, 2017

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“Frontier Airlines isn’t the only company that likes the animal motif.

Lenny Taub, who made his living building New York City condos before moving to Denver last year, is working on 60 townhomes between three sites in western Denver – each named for an endangered animal.

Taub said he got turned on to Denver by his broker, Alex Leder.

“One day he came back from a visit and said, ‘Lenny you should really go out to Denver and have a look around, the place is exploding,’” Taub said. “He was right. The first thing I saw was the construction, all of the cranes, and thought this is really something I should look into.”

Taub’s firm, First Stone Development, has 17 townhomes coming out of the ground at 1530 Irving St. in Sloan’s Lake, with 17 more to come at 3352 W. 38th Ave. and 26 in works at 4469 Tennyson St…”

How Solid Banking Relationships Can Grow Builders’ Portfolios

November 30th, 2016

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“Nowhere does the adage of real estate as a primarily relationship-driven industry hold as firmly true as with Colorado Federal Savings Bank’s unique bond with its developers.

CFSB has recently partnered with First Stone Development on not one, but two projects at once.

The budding relationship between CFSB and First Stone Development reads almost like a romantic comedy; it began almost exactly one year ago for Saola Townhomes, the construction of 17 modern townhomes, in November 2015. At the time, both the lender and developer expected a lengthy approval process from the City of Denver and a final approval date of April 2016. Following a myriad of delays by the local municipality, the deal finally closed on Oct. 31, 2016, as soon as the final project approval was received by local authorities.”