Roxborough Village Metro District Master Plan 2020

Implementation Strategy

Implementation Approach

RVMD has many tools available that can be used to implement several of the recommendations in this plan. The annual budget is managed effectively, and the District is in a good position to maintain existing assets and work through phased implementation over the next 10+ years, including incremental improvements to trails, open space, neighborhood parks and annual maintenance needs. However, as an outcome of the planning process and based on community input, there are a couple of major needs and considerations that would likely require new tax revenue. The major areas of need identified by the community include: 1) new community center and/or pool and 2) major enhancements and upgrades to Little Willow Creek and the large ponds.

The implementation strategy is organized to allow the District to phase implementation on an annual basis. Envisioned as a working advisory document, the implementation section provides a tool to plan, act and monitor phases of implementation over time.

Due to the complexity of implementation and the community’s desire to see improvements immediately while following through on the long-term vision of the plan, the implementation strategy is broken down into three main phases:

  • “Quick Wins”
  • Short-term
  • Mid-term
  • Long-term

Phase 1

Phase 1 implementation includes “Quick Wins” and Short-term projects that can be completed in a 1-3-year timeframe.

“Quick Win” Projects include:
  • New Community Events in the Community Park
  • Addition of paved sidewalks on paths created by residents
  • Softball Field Improvements
  • Imperial Park Improvements
Short-term Projects include:
  • Improve crossings at Village Circle West
  • Connection to Mule Deer Park from Brown Bear Way
  • Seating and shade structures along Little Willow Creek
  • Sidewalk improvement between upper and lower ponds
  • Modification of pond embankment
  • Access to ponds

Phase 2

Phase 2 implementation includes Mid-term projects that can be completed in a 4-5-year timeframe.

Mid-term Project include:
  • Connection to Chatfield State Park
  • Improve crossing to High Line Canal Trail
  • Bike lane connection to Roxborough State Park
  • Continuous soft paving edge along main walking path
  • Educational signage along Little Willow Creek
  • Educational signage near hogback
  • Mule Deer Park Improvements
  • Marmot Ridge Park
  • Active Events and Programs within the Trails and Open Space
  • Volleyball Court Improvements
  • Basketball Court Improvements

Phase 3

Phase 3 implementation includes Long-term projects that can be completed in a 5 or more-year timeframe. Due to the large size and scope, a number of the Long-term projects will take multiple years to plan, design and implement.

  • New trails at Hogback Ridge
  • Little Willow Creek drainage and erosion improvements
  • Landscape enhancement along Rampart Range Road
  • Chatfield Farms Park Improvements
  • Airplane Park Improvements
  • New Park in Little Willow Creek Open Space
  • Additional Programs and Activities with Other Partners (TBD)
  • Skate Park Improvements
  • Community Center and/or Pool

Maintenance and Ongoing Service Needs

District maintenance of the parks and open space assets is essential to facilitate the evolution of the RVMD as a premier location for living and celebrating the outdoor lifestyle of Colorado.

Ongoing maintenance increases property values as well as provides safety and security to the residents. Annual O&M (Operations and Maintenance) costs include planning, design, and implementation, programs, communications and community outreach, administrative and finance, recreation, property ownership and stormwater facility management. These functions are essential to achieving the long-term vision both in implementing this plan and maintaining the integrity of the vision in the future.

Capital Costs

Capital costs are the one-time, up-front costs to design and construct the major amenities or improvements in the plan. This implementation plan includes only prioritized projects identified in the recommendations. Although additional improvements may be contemplated after this plan is complete, for the purposes of projecting capital costs, we have chosen to prioritize the major improvements based on community and Board input.

Capital Cost by Phase
capital cost by phase
Capital Cost Phasing Categories
capital cost phasing categories
Total Category Percentage
capital cost category percentage