Overlay District


The Independence Overlay Metropolitan District is a Title 32 Special District that was 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 District encompass 1,011 acres, is located in Northwest Elbert County, and acts in lieu of an Homeowners Association (HOA).  The District is responsible for maintaining recreation facilities and common space areas in the community. 



The revised 2022 Independence Overlay District Design Guidelines are now available for viewing and download.

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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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