Bucking Horse is designed around fulfilling the hunger for community. Visitors and homeowners will be able to discover a community of opportunities nestled in a safe environment. Local vendors will have the chance to share their products and create relationships with those visiting the village, while community gardens and gathering places will encourage homeowners not only to interact but to bond with their neighbors. A trail system, community gardens, a working farm as well as a garden for the farm-to-fork restaurant, are all part of the proposed master plan to protect our land. A variety of homes will be offered within the community including single family and townhome residences.
The theme of the project is based upon the existing 129-year-old Johnson Farm and Jessup Farm buildings which will be rehabilitated in an effort to protect the history and enhance the overall ambiance of the project. Bucking Horse is designed around maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The entire project is designed around trail systems that will encourage outdoor exercise. "Healthy" retailers, within the Jessup Farm Artisan Village, including a proposed bicycle shop, yoga studio, and fresh local produce along with a clean and safe environment will promote quality of life and health.
The community gardens and farm-to-fork restaurant will teach today's kids how a seed in the ground becomes the food on their plate. Not only will the project allow us to teach society where their food comes from, the children of today will learn how nature can provide endless opportunities for fun and learning. Whether it's building a treehouse, learning about care of the farm animals, or growing vegetables, the project will reflect how plants, animals, and people can live and coexist.
Bucking Horse Celebrates the New Neighborhood Pool and Clubhouse!
More than 200 residents - kids and adults alike - came out on a unseasonably warm day on September 29, 2013, to help celebrate the neighborhood's newest amenity! The junior olympic-sized swimming pool, wading pool and clubhouse were recently completed in time to enjoy one last splash before fall arrived. With the help of a great design team and an efficient and mobile construction crew, Bucking Horse can now celebrate this neighborhood asset and look forward to its annual opening in the spring. Thanks to everyone who helped see this project to fruition and a big thanks to the residents who helped us to celebrate the grand opening and ensured that Bucking Horse is a neighborhood where we’re building a great community, not just great amenities!
Bucking Horse Honored for Sustainability and Healthy Living
Our community was selected as one of the leading projects in the state by the American Planning Association's Colorado Chapter. The project was chosen for the way our planning has addressed agriculture in a new community in an interesting way. Our emphasis on partnerships with non-profit organization to make a development project forward thinking is a measure of its social sustainability, not just for environmental sustainability. Our re-purposing of the historic farm buildings and incorporation of an edible landscape provides transferable lessons that impressed the APA. Bucking Horse also has demonstated community progress by contributing to the modification of local codes to change development models to incorporate urban agriculture. The Colorado Chapter of the APA held an awards ceremony and reception on October 3, 2013, to highlight the great work going on in our state, including Bucking Horse. Learn more about the Colorado Chapter of the APA.
The Townhomes at Bucking Horse are Available for Purchase
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Bucking Horse "Ponied" Its First Annual Float in the St. Patrick's Day Parade
The St. Patrick's Day Parade is a local Fort Collins highlight, with thousands coming to Old Town to watch the parade and revelling in the all-day festivities. We built our float this year, literally from the ground up, and had many people active in the project ride along. We even had goats, chickens, a bunny and pony - oh my! Next year we hope to have the Bucking Horse residents continue the parade float tradition. Thanks to everyone who turned out!