Metropolitan Districts 1-4


The Independence Metropolitan Districts are Title 32 Special Districts that were established on September 7, 2017 for the purpose of financing public improvements for the use and benefit of the residents and taxpayers of the Districts. The Districts encompass 1,011 acres and are located North of the intersection of County Road 158 and County Road 5 in Northwest Elbert County.



Independence Residents,

You may have received, or will receive, a notice of a Public Hearing for the Elbert County Commissioners to consider amending the existing Service Plans for Independence Metropolitan District Nos. 2, 3, and 4; and to consider approval of Service Plans for the proposed Independence Metropolitan District Nos. 5 and 6 and the proposed Independence Commercial Metropolitan District.

Please be aware that the Independence Metropolitan District No.1, where all existing residents live, has completed its public infrastructure obligations and that Service Plan is not being amended. Current residents of the Community will not be affected by the proposed Service Plan amendments or new District Service Plans.

As a refresher:
• Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4 are Metropolitan Districts for residential development;
• Proposed Districts 5 and 6 will be for additional residential development;
• Proposed Commercial District will be for Commercial development;
• The Overlay District is a Metropolitan District that acts in lieu of an HOA; and
• The Independence Water & Sanitation District provides water and sanitary sewer
facilities and services to the entire Independence Development.

Copies of the proposed Service Plan Amendments can be found on the Districts’ webpage at www.IndependenceDistricts.com.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the content of this message, please contact the District Manager, Kurt Schlegel, at kurt@SpecialDistrictSolutions.com or 303-662-1999 x-1.

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Conservation Community

The strategically and carefully planned Independence community employs innovative conservation methods to preserve open space, water, energy, and other natural resources to directly benefit all residents of Elbert County.


Space to Live

Independence offers the highest percentage of dedicated open space comparable to other master plan communities in Colorado. Over 433 acres will be preserved in a contiguous and natural state to encourage wildlife and migration throughout the community, while expansive setbacks from neighboring residences and local roads will reduce the community’s impact on current residents.

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