Name of Project:   Independence

Location:   Northwest Corner of Elbert County, North of Hilltop Road and East of Future Delbert Road Extension

Address:   1001 Hilltop Road, Elizabeth , CO 80107

Acreage:   1,011 acres

Number of Units:   920 Dwelling Units, School Site, Open Space and Parks

Construction Started:   3Q 2017

Unit Configurations:   Single-Family Residential

Home Square Footage:   Independence will offer a wide variety of home sizes to be determined by the market and floor plans that appeal to many buyer profiles

Price Range:   Market Rate

Overview:   Independence is a best-in-class, sustainable, master-planned community.  It incorporates clustered density to preserve native open space and maintain its rural character.



  • Zoned for 920 lots 

  • Project density (less than 1 unit per acre)

  • Onsite road improvements and previously required offsite road improvements will not be funded by Elbert County

  • 14.7 acres of land to be dedicated for a school

  • 150’ minimum buffer to the southern, western and northern border of the property to reduce development impact on neighbors

  • Water rights adjudicated and decreed by the State

Green features:            

  • No less than 40% of the land will be dedicated as open space

  • Irrigation water from a recycled water system and held to the highest treatment category


  • Extensive trail system

  • Community central park

  • Numerous neighborhood parks

  • For all current documents that accompany the Independence project, please see here.

  • For the resolution approving the Independence (formerly known as Bandera East and West) rezone, please see here & here