|FACTS & LOCATION
Highland Park is a covenant protected community of approximately 158 lots, located two miles north
of Woodmen Road between Black Forest and Vollmer Roads (entrances are on each road). The
homesites are all about 2.5 acres in size, making them the last of the large acreage estate-sized
home sites this close to the City of Colorado Springs.
Most lots have stunning views of the Front Range mountains, while being only minutes from town.
Some lots border the Cottonwood Creek greenbelt with its lake (which is common area for the
Lots are served by underground electric, gas and phone and utilize individual wells and septic
systems. A non-motorized trail system has been constructed, linking filings 1 and 2, and may be
continued into filing 3 (platted, but still in process. It is not certain at this time when or if this area
will be a Fil. 3 of the HPA).
Carefully crafted protective covenants, policies and a homeowner association (HPA) exist to protect
Highland Park was assembled and developed by Little London, LLC. Two parcels of land were combined to
create the community. The area that is now Filing One was bought from Saudi interests, who acquired the land
as part of the Banning Lewis Ranch from the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) after Frank Aries went
bankrupt in the 1980s. The Ranch was the single largest asset handled by the RTC.
The land East of Cottonwood Creek was previously owned by Mark Wild, and was used for years as the Black
Forest Gliderport. Later Wild sold the land to Frank Aries, but Wild got it back after Aries' bankruptcy, and sold it
to a principal in Little London. Portions of the old runway can still be seen running N-S in Filings 2 and 3. Also,
here and there on the property one may find an old concrete slab or tie downs where a hanger or plane parking
spot was located. The buildings that are presently in Filing 3 housed the flight operation center, and served as
a clubhouse and sleeping accommodations for any pilots who stayed overnight. When and if filing 3 is
developed, these structures will be removed.
Go to the Documents/Financials to see Filing History
The Highland Park Neighborhood Association, Inc. (HPA) is a non-profit corporation which
exists to promote the common good and welfare of the ownership interest in the Highland
Park Subdivision. The HPA is currently governed by five Directors.
Membership of owners is mandatory, with each property receiving one vote. Dues (plus
trash pickup) are currently $405.28 a year (in 2017), paid annually. Dues from inception
through 2016 have been $200.00 per year, with a needed raise to $295.00 starting January
2017. In 2006, the Association members voted for, and the Board of Directors negotiated,
a significant benefit for the membership in the form of trash collection as a dues-paid
service (at $110.28 per year per lot in 2017). Trash pickup is currently on Thursday (trash
to be out by 7AM) and supplied by Waste Management.
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