If you’re considering buying an existing home or building one from scratch in Redhill Forest here are two articles you will find useful.
The Future of Redhill Forest is a good overview of the unique economics of Park County with an eye to 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 to estimating how much building a home will cost and strategies to help you maximize the value of your investment.
Redhill Forest (RHF) is subdivided into 569 lots. HOA dues are based on the classification of a lot. There are two types:
• Unimproved (no driveway or other upgrades)
• Improved (one or more: driveway, water meter, electrical panel, camping pad, residential structure)
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 be in compliance 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.
Keep the forest in Redhill Forest. The most common mistake owners make in developing a lot is unauthorized tree removal. Prior to removing trees on your lot you will need to fill out a form and have a site inspection and approval from the ACC.
Both county and RHF regulations no longer permit standalone sheds. You may see a few lots with standalone sheds. These were approved prior to the change in county ordinance. Tiny homes and camping cabins are not permitted, nor are RVs outside of the county camping season that runs May 1—October 31. For more information on camping click here.
You should anticipate spending $17,500+ to bring water onto your lot. Your water tap fee is for the cost of connecting 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 side of 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 are installing an outside frost-proof RV faucet there will be an extra charge for time and materials.
Permits & Regulations
A good starting point is clicking here to download the Architectural Committee Lot Owner’s Packet. You will likely need several different permits:
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