200 Homes Condemned In Evans

A few years back, I appraised a proposed subdivision in Evans, right next to the South Platte.  They wanted to build hundreds of homes  in the flood hazard area by placing the homes up on mounds that were just a few feet above the flood hazard elevation – surrounded by “community lakes”.  The project was in foreclosure at the time – a victim of the market collapse, but if it had gone through, I’m sure the entire subdivision would have been wiped out like many others in Evans have been:

From 7 News:

200 homes condemned in Evans, number expected to double