While you have been driving around Highlands Ranch this spring or summer, you probably have seen the beginnings of a huge project, particularly if you have traveled Venneford Ranch Road west of University Blvd.
The Highlands Ranch Metro District has started the Fence Replacement Project which will span into the years to come but frankly it is going to be well worth it. The fences in some of the areas were really needed repair and I have to say that I think what they have chosen looks great. The document that they have on-line at the Highlands Ranch Metro Districts web site has detailed information about what was chosen and the schedule of what will be done when. Just go to their site at www.highlandsranch.org and on the right column you will see an item to link to the Fence Replacement Program document. That report also shows a map of exactly what fences will be done - generally speaking its the fences that back to a road, and not another home that is already maintained by HRMD. But definitely take a peak at the report for clarification, it is packed full of information.
It is going to be a long product spanning over several years with a little done at a time. The newer parts of Highlands Ranch are of course at the end of the schedule since their fences are the newest right now to begin with.
We do have some friends that live along the area on Venneford that has already been done and they said overall they were pleased about how quick their section was done. I am sure it is a minor inconvenience to have your fence removed but all in all it looks like the crews are doing what they can to keep it timely and organized and it sure does look great so far. This first photo below shows the old fence down just before the new one goes up and you can see a little of the orange snow fence that has been put up as a temporary barrier.