Johnstown Farms – Master Planned Community


Centennial Drive and County Road 17, Johnstown, CO


Forestar Group, Inc. (filing 1)
Starwood Land Ventures (filing 3)


Filing 1 completed 2014; Filing 3 is currently under construction

Services Provided:

Community branding
Landscape design
Municipal approvals
Construction documents
Construction period services

Project Overview:

Johnstown Farms is a master planned community development comprising over 240 acres near the Town of Johnstown municipal center, the town library, and just a few minutes-walk from downtown. The community includes three parcels (filings) of single family detached housing with a central neighborhood park. Filing 1, on the West side, was constructed in 2014. Filing 2 and 3 are on the East side with the Little Thompson River corridor and open space dividing them. 

Em Dub principal, Matt Wilgenbusch, has worked on this project since 2004 through the annexation and zoning, preliminary and final development plans, and construction observations with two subsequent owners.

For Filing 3, Em Dub Design provided a fresh look at community branding and further developed and integrated the parks and open space network. The landscape design is xeric/low-water and the playground comprised of natural play elements.