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BUILDING

If you’re considering buying an existing home or building one from scratch in Redhill Forest, here are several original articles you will find useful.

 

The Future of Redhill Forest is a good overview of the unique economics of Park County, with an eye on how changes in the marketplace may shape the type of homes we can expect to see in the future.

Building Your Future Redhill Forest Home provides useful guidance for estimating how much building a home will cost and strategies to help you maximize the value of your investment.

A "Twist" to Make Your Home More Valuable is an in-depth look at one of the most overlooked decisions in the custom home process - which way to turn a home on your site.

The Incomplete Promise of Manufactured Housing explores the positives and negatives of manufactured homes with an eye-opening look at some great examples.

Ideas for Architecture shows best practices in Redhill home design. It's a quick visual reference guide with ideas to help owners, architects, and contractors create pleasing, high-quality homes in the subdivision.

Lot Type

Redhill Forest (RHF) is subdivided into 569 lots.  HOA dues are based on the classification of a lot.  There are two types:

 

• Unimproved has no driveway or other upgrades.

• Improved is any lot that has been altered or improved to include driveways, camping pads, RV pads, electrical service, water service, onsite septic system, and the construction of a new home.

 

All lots within the subdivision are zoned R-1, which limits construction to one single-family home (on most lots). Any improvement to a lot requires an Architectural Committee (AC) form to be submitted to the HOA.  Additionally, you must comply with all county and state permitting and inspection requirements. For more about purchasing or living in a covenant-controlled community, you can access more information from the Colorado state website by clicking here.

Trees

Keep the forest in Redhill Forest. The most common mistake owners make in developing a lot is unauthorized tree removal. Before removing trees on your lot, you must fill out a form and have a site inspection and approval from the ACC. 

Unapproved structures

Both county and RHF regulations no longer permit standalone sheds. You may see a few lots with standalone sheds.  These were approved before the change in county ordinance. Tiny homes and camping cabins are not permitted, nor are RVs outside the county camping season, which runs May 1—October 31.  For more information on camping regulations, visit the camping page. 

 

Water Taps

You should anticipate spending $17,500+ to bring water onto your lot. Your water tap fee connects a residential water line to the community system. It includes the cost of a water meter and pit enclosure. Prices may vary, but area excavators charge $10,000 for digging the pit and any needed road cuts (especially if your property is on the other side of the water line running along the road). There are additional charges for running a water line to your house or RV pad (which can be done later). That is usually a per foot cost at $45+ per foot. Stubbing out for a home connection is included. However, if you install an outside frost-proof RV faucet, there will be an extra charge for time and materials.

Permits & Regulations

A good starting point is downloading the Architectural Committee Lot Owner’s Packet. It has all the essential information you and/or a contractor need. The underlined links below will take you to the PDF documents.

Contact Park County or the State of Colorado to obtain permits for:

  • Driveway (County)

  • Construction Plan (County)

  • Manufactured Home (State)

  • Septic permit (County)

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