The following is a brief history of the Richards Farm neighborhood:
December 2014 City of Arvada approves the Richards Farm subdivision development plan - a 125-home neighborhood.

November 2015 The Developer creates the Richards Farm Metropolitan District.
December 2015 The Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions for Richards Farm (i.e. CC&Rs) is filed and all lots in the neighborhood are annexed into and become subject to the CC&Rs.

December 2015 The District issues bonds totaling approximately $3.3 million to finance the build-out of the neighborhood's streets, sidewalks, park, utility lines, perimeter fencing, open space landscaping and storm water drainage infrastructure.
May 2016 The first single family home is sold by Meritage Homes.
February 2018 The last single family home is sold by Meritage homes.
May 2018 As a result of the board election, three of the five seats on the board are filled by independent directors / homeowners. Employees/owners of the land developer (RF Land Investment, LLC) no longer control the majority of seats on the District board.

General NEIGHBORHOOD Statistics

Single-Family Homes
High Low Average
Lot size 0.305 acres 0.117 acres 0.1597 acres
Living space (Note A) 4,130 sqft 1,969 sqft 2,889 sqft
Garage size 744 sqft 474 sqft 632 sqft
Basement size 2,893 sqft 1,084 sqft 1,890 sqft
Bedrooms 5 rooms 2 rooms 3 rooms
Bathrooms 5.5 bathrooms 1.5 bathrooms 2.5 bathrooms
Other Data
# of homes with no basements 6
Homes were constructed between 2016 and 2018
# of developed lots 125
# of undeveloped lots 0

Note A -- Living space data excludes the garage and basement.