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The Buffalo Highlands Neighborhood

The Buffalo Highlands neighborhood is a covenant-controlled community that is located about 1/2 mile west of the intersection of 96th Avenue and Tower Road in Commerce City. The neighborhood is comprised of 165 single family homes constructed between 2018 and 2020. The home builders for this neighborhood were Meritage Homes and Lennar.

The west side of the neighborhood borders the Second Creek open space and looks across the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge to the Rocky Mountains.

The neighborhood is less than 3 miles from a King Soopers superstore and retail shopping center and a 15-minute drive away from the Denver International Airport.

The Buffalo Highlands Metropolitan District

The Buffalo Highlands Metropolitan District (the District) is a quasi-municipal corporation and political subdivision of the State of Colorado. The District's boundaries wholly encompass phase 1 of the Buffalo Highlands subdivision and the District's board of directors are elected solely by Colorado registered voters living and/or owning property within phase 1 of the Buffalo Highlands subdivision. The District provides the following services to its residents: (1) maintaining the open spaces within the neighborhood, (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 roads, utility lines and other public infrastructure within the neighborhood.

District Board Meeting Schedule
November 11, 2020 (Wednesday) Special board meeting [Agenda]
Public hearing 2021 budget
March 24, 2021 (Wednesday) Regular board meeting [Agenda]
May 26, 2021 (Wednesday) Regular board meeting [Agenda]
July 28, 2021 (Wednesday) Regular board meeting [Agenda]
September 22, 2021 (Wednesday) Regular board meeting [Agenda]
November 03, 2021 (Wednesday) Regular board meeting [Agenda]
All board meetings are open to the public and (unless noted otherwise) will be held in the community room at the South Adams County Fire Station #8 (10326 Waldon Street Commerce City, CO 80022) at 6:00pm.

 
Neighborhood Rules & Restrictions
The Buffalo Highlands 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 Buffalo Highlands. 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 Buffalo Highlands. Some of these restrictions are explicit and some are not - but the Declaration allows all rules to be 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 as it deems necessary.

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

 

Trash Service
  Commerce City provides weekly trash pick-up service to the neighborhood through its contractor - Republic Services. Any questions or concerns about trash service should be directed to Republic Services at (303) 286-1200.

Additional information about your trash service can be found in the following flyer published by the City:

Trash Service Flyer
 

BUFFALO HIGHLANDS
IS ON FACEBOOK!


In 2018, the residents created a Facebook page for the Buffalo Highlands neighborhood. Please note that the District does not manage or monitor this site. Click on the Facebook icon below to jump to the Buffalo Highlands Facebook site.
 



  
Important Dates to Remember
 
Trash pick-up is provided by Commerce City and occurs weekly on Friday. If a holiday occurs on a Monday of any given week, trash pick-up service is moved back one day to Saturday.

South Adams County Water & Sanitation District shuts off the irrigation water supply between October 15th and April 15th each year. (All District residents' sprinkler systems are hooked into the irrigation water system.)