dThe last 12 months have been very active for Continental in the Rocky Mountain State. On September 6, 2017, we purchased land in Aurora, Colorado for our fourth apartment community in the state, Springs at Eagle Bend.
In a very busy few days, Continental added two new Springs communities to our growing portfolio. Springs at 2534 in Johnstown becomes our third community under construction in the Denver metro, and Springs at Sunfield in Buda adds to our growing Texas portfolio, becoming our third community under construction in the Austin area.
On June 7, 2017 Continental closed on the acquisition of 14.7 acres in Sun Prairie, WI for our newest Springs apartment community. The site is located in a high growth corridor with immediate access to new retail, restaurants and other resident amenities. Upon completion the project will have 228 homes.
In a deal that reflects all of the attributes of the Continental DNA, our Springs development team has brought a new Springs community to groundbreaking in the Chicago suburbs.
Continental Properties has a number of apartment communities under construction throughout the country. It is gratifying to see our hard work turn into someone's new home, and the first move-in's in a new community are always special. Springs at Cottonwood Creek in Waco, Texas was buzzing with activity on May 16th as the doors were opened for several new residents. We are proud to be in such a busy community.
Continental Properties started the month of March with the addition of two new Springs communities to our growing portfolio.
Continental Properties has a number of apartment communities under construction throughout the country. It is gratifying to see our hard work turn into someone's new home, and the first move-in's in a new community are always special. Springs at University Drive in Bryan, Texas was buzzing with activity on January 14th as the doors were opened for several new residents.
On behalf of Springs Team 1, I am pleased to announce that Continental has closed on the acquisition of 17 acres of land in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which is the future site of Springs at Allison Valley.
Springs Team 2 has the pleasure of announcing the purchase of land on November 8 which will ultimately be a 203 apartment community on 14.31 acres in Estero, Florida. It will be called Springs at Gulf Coast. Estero, a village in Lee County, Florida, is part of the Fort Myers/Naples market. The location, which happens to be across the street from Springs at Estero, offers nearby entertainment, shopping and dining. The site is adjacent to Germain Arena which is the home of the Florida Everblades ECHL hockey team and frequent concert events. Miromar Outlets, with over 140 shops and restaurants is also within eyesight of the community. Florida Gulf Coast University is less than a mile away, and Hertz's new World Headquarters (opened in 2015), is just 3 miles away.