The design process started with the primary goal in making the connection from the west side of the Farmstead (Phase I) north to Mountain Ave. (Hwy 56). This connection has many benefits. There is a crying need for this connection and it has always been planned since the initial Fickel Farm PUD. We have heard numerous comments from neighbors and members of the community that this connection needs to be made. The drive behind this next phase of development is in response to that outcry. What this connection will do is, like a heart bypass, divert traffic from the Farmstead away from Mary’s Farm. This will also allow Mary’s Farm residents to access that neighborhood before the roundabout located at 1st St.
The next design feature that this phase of construction will provide is the regrading, widening, and resurfacing of the adjoining alley ways. The adjoining alley ways are in rough shape and do not drain properly. Construction of this phase of development allows us to not only widen the alleys to 20’ wide but also allows us to resurface them to a proper grade.
This proposed street design lends itself to an expansion of Pioneer Park with open street views of the park itself and Pioneer Park Pond. In addition to meeting the open space requirements for development, Berthoud Homes, llc is prepared to donate close to 2 more acres of land to expand Pioneer Park.
As stated at the beginning, the intent and drive of this design was to make the much needed connection to Mountain Ave. As such, right now we are only developing the portion of Fickel Farm necessary to make that connection. This leaves two (2) open tracts for future development. When those tracts eventually get developed, it will be under an entirely new review process that the community and Town will be involved with.
Farmstead includes an 8’ wide concrete pathway. When it is fully constructed, this pathway will eventually connect to the master trail system and extend east past County Rd. 1. Construction of this phase of development will include an 8’ wide concrete pathway that will complete the connection of Pioneer Park to the Farmstead and then eventually east.
We have heard concerns raised from our neighbors in Mary’s Farm that the future development of Fickel Farm would have a housing product that doesn’t match that neighborhood. In response to this concern, we are planning on bordering the existing Mary’s Farm to the South and the existing Fickel Farm to the west with single family detached alley loaded product. The design of these homes are in the modern farmhouse style that will complement the look of the existing homes as well as the theme of the community. This will provide a nice transition as development moves north closer to Mountain Ave. To see some of the proposed home designs that are planned to be built please click here.
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