Sketch of the Central Courtyard at Pateros Creek

Pateros Creek

Pateros Creek

The vision for Pateros Creek is to create a new and distinct community while preserving the history of the land. This is a rare opportunity to live in a new and well-designed community near Old Town Fort and have the scenic Cache La Poudre River in your backyard.  Every aspect of the Pateros Creek community has been planned as an opportunity to connect to and participate in the surroundings. Whether that be a glimpse through a front window to the woods, a long vista to the river, or a beautiful view to surrounding gardens. Pateros Creek is designed as a “Cottage Garden community” with courtyard homes clustered around a community green, select lakefront homes overlooking the fishing pond and neighboring lake, and riverfront homes abutting the Poudre River. As an intimate neighborhood nestled within a stand of mature trees on 17 acres, the modest number of homes are carefully situated to preserve the distinct views and access to the surrounding landscape.

From the first Native American inhabitants in the 1860's to the immigrants of the 1880's, this area of Fort Collins became the birth place of "market gardening." A 1916 report on the agricultural development in Northern Colorado called this area a "Gardener's Paradise." Early farmers found that the arid climate, availability of water, and mineral elements inherent in the soil produced some of the most favorable environments for gardening and farming in the state. Soon, fruit orchards filled with apples, cherries and raspberries, and rows of tilled soil containing a cornucopia of celery, onions, potatoes and cabbages could bring in considerable profits for early market gardeners.

Our intent is to rehabilitate the gardens and surrounding forest area on the property. Homeowners will enjoy community gardens along with fruit orchards filled with apples, cherries, and much more.  The plan is designed to preserve as many significant trees as possible and enhance open space to the east of the residential lots, where habitat quality is most intact as a riparian forest. The enhanced open space includes an orchard, community gardens, gathering areas including a pavilion and community lawn, an enhanced pond, and a trail connection to the Poudre River Trail.

Pateros Creek Design Guidlines can be downloaded at this LINK.

Location: 
912 Wood Street area, Fort Collins, Colorado
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Project Links

  • Sketch of the Central Courtyard at Pateros Creek
    Sketch of the Central Courtyard at Pateros Creek
  • Poudre Trail adjacent to Pateros Creek
    Poudre Trail adjacent to Pateros Creek
  • Pateros Creek DRAFT Concept Plan
    Pateros Creek DRAFT Concept Plan
  • Existing tree grove near Pateros Creek
    Existing tree grove near Pateros Creek
  • Pateros Creek DRAFT Courtyard Plan
    Pateros Creek DRAFT Courtyard Plan
  • Existing riparian habitat at Pateros Creek will be enhanced and preserved as much as possible
    Existing riparian habitat at Pateros Creek will be enhanced and preserved as much as possible
  • 3D View of Pateros Creek Concept Plan Looking Southwest
    3D View of Pateros Creek Concept Plan Looking Southwest
  • Abundant wildlife around Pateros Creek
    Abundant wildlife around Pateros Creek
  • Children will enjoy the natural play advantages near the Poudre River
    Children will enjoy the natural play advantages near the Poudre River
  • Poudre River and native vegetation make a scenic setting for Pateros Creek
    Poudre River and native vegetation make a scenic setting for Pateros Creek
  • Turtles and other wildlife are thriving on and around the property
    Turtles and other wildlife are thriving on and around the property
  • Climbing trees and other natural play will be a feature of Pateros Creek
    Climbing trees and other natural play will be a feature of Pateros Creek
  • Deer naturally migrate near the property
    Deer naturally migrate near the property
  • Close proximity to the river means lots of naturally fun activities for children
    Close proximity to the river means lots of naturally fun activities for children
  • Wildlife like this fox are abundant surrounding Pateros Creek
    Wildlife like this fox are abundant surrounding Pateros Creek
  • The quiet beauty of the Poudre River is just steps away
    The quiet beauty of the Poudre River is just steps away
  • Deer wandering on the Pateros Creek property
    Deer wandering on the Pateros Creek property
  • Toads and other riparian wildlife are thriving on and around Pateros Creek
    Toads and other riparian wildlife are thriving on and around Pateros Creek
  • Deer near Pateros Creek
    Deer near Pateros Creek