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The Richards Farm Neighborhood

The Richards Farm neighborhood is a 32-acre covenant-controlled community that is located on the north side of W 72nd Ave, directly across the street from the Arvada Apex Center. The neighborhood is comprised of 125 single family homes constructed between 2015 and 2019. The home builder for this neighborhood was Meritage Homes.

The neighborhood is pleasantly close to the mountains while still being able to maintain all the conveniences.

The neighborhood is less than 2 miles from a King Soopers located in the Ralston Square. As for schools there are multiple Elementary school options within 5 miles. There are 2 Middle schools within 5 miles, and Arvada West High is only 3 miles away! In addition, the neighborhood is a 30-minute drive away from downtown Denver and the Denver International Airport.

The Richards Farm Metropolitan District

The Richards Farm Metropolitan District (the District) is a quasi-municipal corporation and political subdivision of the State of Colorado. The District's boundaries wholly encompass the Richards Farm neighborhood and the District's board of directors are elected solely by Colorado registered voters living and/or owning property within the Richards Farm neighborhood. The District provides multiple services for the neighborhood including: (1) maintaining the open spaces, storm water detention pond, certain perimeter fencing and the entryway monument sign, (2) monitoring and enforcing the neighborhood's restrictive covenants and maintenance standards applicable to every lot and (3) providing architectural review services in accordance with the neighborhood's restrictive covenants and architectural guidelines. The District also collects property taxes to repay the debt that was incurred to finance the construction of the roads, utility lines and other public infrastructure within the neighborhood.

Metro District Board Meeting Schedule
November 15, 2021 (Monday) Special board meeting [Agenda]
2022 Budget Meeting
Online meeting
March 16, 2022 (Wednesday) Regular board meeting [Agenda]
Online Meeting
May 18, 2022 (Wednesday) Regular board meeting [Agenda]
July 13, 2022 (Wednesday) Special board meeting [Agenda]
Online meeting
August 31, 2021 (Wednesday) Special board meeting [Agenda]
Online Meeting
November 16, 2022 (Wednesday)
Regular board meeting [Agenda]
2023 Budget meeting
All board meetings are open to the public and (unless noted otherwise) will be held in the community room at the Apex Recreation Center at 13150 W 72nd Ave Arvada, CO 80005 at 6:00pm.
 
 
Neighborhood Rules & Restrictions
The Richards Farm neighborhood is a covenant-controlled community. The rules and restrictions are embodied in three documents - the Declaration, the Architectural Guidelines and the Covenant Enforcement Policy.

The Declaration
The Declaration contains the basic covenants and restrictions for Richards Farm. Article 2 of the Declaration assigns powers to the Architectural Committee to establish guidelines, standards, rules, regulations and procedures for the neighborhood. Article 3 of the Declaration establishes various restrictions on the use and maintenance of Lots within Richards Farm. Some of these restrictions are explicit and some are not - but the Declaration allows all rules to interpreted and clarified by the District Board. Any changes to the Declaration must be approved by a vote of the homeowners.

Click HERE to go to the document library to download a copy of the Declaration document.

Architectural Guidelines
The Architectural Guidelines provides guidelines, standards, rules, regulations and procedures for installing, removing or modifying improvements on homeowners' Lots, including the house exterior. The Guidelines also provide the minimum standards for maintaining landscaping, the home exterior and other improvements on homeowners' Lots. The District Board - in consultation with the Architectural Committee - is responsible for updating and changing the Guidelines.

Click HERE to go to the webpage where you can download a copy of the Architectural Guidelines.

Covenant Enforcement Policy
To ensure homeowners comply with the rules, restrictions and standards established by the Declaration and the Architectural Guidelines, the District Board has established covenant enforcement policies and procedures. These policies and procedures document the District Board's written course of action for enforcing the rules, restrictions and standards established in the Declaration and the Architectural Guidelines. The District Board may change its enforcement policies and procedures from time to time.

Click HERE to go to the document library to download a copy of the District Board's covenant enforcement policies and procedures.



Trash Service
  The District provides weekly trash pick-up service to the neighborhood through its contractor - Waste Management. Any questions or concerns about trash service should be directed to Waste Management at (800) 482-6406.

WASTE MANAGEMENT WEBSITE

 Recycling Info Brochure
 
 



RICHARDS FARM IS ON
FACEBOOK!

In July 2016, the residents created a Facebook page for the Richards Farm neighborhood. Please note that the District does not manage or monitor this site. Click on the Facebook icon below to jump to the Facebook page.

 


  
Important Dates to Remember
 
Trash pick-up is provided by the District and occurs weekly on Wednesday. If a holiday occurs on a Monday of any given week, trash pick-up service is moved forward one day to Thursday.