The PrairieStar Metropolitan District Provides Public Improvements and Services to Residents
A Metro District is a layer of government providing an efficient and effective way to fund and acquire public improvements; provide amenities and maintain common areas for the community. Taxes are levied by the District and paid for through your property taxes. In the case of PrairieStar, the Metro District replaces the HOA model.
A Metro District is not in the business of making a profit. Specific statutes govern the expenditures and revenues. A state-obligated budget, audit and other financial filing and reporting requirements provide regulatory oversight of all operations and provide governmental immunity against certain legal actions.
PrairieStar Metropolitan District Management
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PrairieStar Development Plan Presentation
Prairiestar’s 5th Filing includes the remaining residential and commercial areas for project completion. Presentation materials and a video ﬂy thru of the Village center are available here to view:
A Letter to PrairieStar Residents
Dear PrairieStar Residents:
To help you visualize the completion of PrairieStar, we have prepared a presentation of the 5th Filing, and a video of the Village Center concept. This will be helpful in understanding the phased completion of the remaining residential lots, parks (including dog parks) and the open space and trail system as well as the conceptual plan for the PrairieStar Village Center.
Some important facts to keep in mind while reviewing the pdf and the video are the following:
In sequencing the completion of PrairieStar, it is important to ﬁnish as the Phase Map represents, as the physical order of the infrastructure and construction access allows us to ﬁnish and exit each construction portion of the project.
The Westview apartments are proposed as a modiﬁcation of the existing approval. The modiﬁcation would accomplish the following:
Increase the unit count from 84 units to 108 +/- 2 units, creating the opportunity to economically add Onsite Full-time Management which is an important addition to Westview.
Reduce the seven, 3-story buildings to six and add diversity with townhouse style apartment rentals.
Allow two of the six, 3-story buildings to be moved to a topographical location that is lower than the high ridge location of the previously approved seven buildings.
Provide garages in some locations to disperse and integrate with the surface parking.
Allow the originally approved boundary to be moved back 20 feet from Berthoud Parkway, enabling a 30 foot landscaped buﬀer.
On the PrairieStar Village Center video, our intent is to portray a more accurate sense of massing and architectural style that is consistent with our vision for PrairieStar’s completion. Building sizes and shapes will be modiﬁed as individual tenants are obtained for the Village Center, but the look and feel will remain consistent. All of the proposed lots and buildings within the Village Center will still be subject to a site review where details on loading, large truck deliveries, circulation, signage, and other important features will be speciﬁed.The main street buildings are envisioned as one-story buildings with an inviting and friendly feel. The colored concrete sections and the extended eaves over the sidewalks, including the overhead lighting and farmers market, is an accurate representation of our design expectations.
At the present time, no anchor grocer or future tenants have been contracted to come to PrairieStar until entitlement of the Village Center vision.
We hope you ﬁnd the presentations as exciting as we do. We hope you participate by letting the Town, the Planning Commission, and the Board of Trustees know your thoughts with a written comment.
Contact the Town of Berthoud with these email addresses: