Welcome to CWCA
Our Covenant Protected Community
Columbine West is a Civic Association. We are a 100% volunteer organization made up of residents in our family oriented community, nestled near the foothills of southern Jefferson County and Chatfield Reservoir. Our $35 annual dues are voluntary and highly encouraged.
Your contribution covers all our social events, holiday contests, covenant enforcement software, community newsletter, maintenance on entrances, outreach as well as:
- Our Annual Dumpster Day
- National Night Out /Swim Nights
- Easter Egg Hunt/Trunk- R- Treat
-Neighborhood Mixer at Breckenridge Brewery
We have been in existence for over 45 years. Our original 11 covenants have been unchanged during that time. We have close to 1500 homes in Columbine West CWCA, as a 501(c)3 organization has a charter developed to build community, promote neighborhood beautification and harmony and social activities.
The four officers, President, Vice President , Treasurer and Secretary are elected for one year terms. There are six elected Board members, Board Members serve two year terms that are staggered. Each Board member has an area of responsibility such as: liaison to state and county agencies, community businesses and Foothills Park and Recreation District. In addition to the Board of Directors there are other major volunteer positions. These positions are not elected and have no time limitation, they include Managing the distribution of the CWCA newsletter, CO-HOPE representative, Editor of the CWCA newsletter and Website Coordinator.
CWCA meetings are held at 7:00 pm on the second Tuesday of every month October through May at Dutch Creek Elementary and June through September meetings are held at the park pavilion by Columbine West pool at 6:30pm. Community members are encouraged to attend to hear and get involved in what is going on in their neighborhood.
Our community has only 11 covenants that neighbors are required to abide by. Here is a breakdown of what they are:
C-1 Land Use & Building Type: All lots are for residential purposes only. In other words, for personal use only. No commercial buildings allowed.
C-2 Architectural Control: No architectural changes can be made to your property, fencing, or additional buildings without the approval of the Architectural Control Committee. (But yes, you can paint your house any color you want!)
C-3 Dwelling Size: Any new home construction must have a footprint larger than 700 square feet (single story) or 500 square feet (2 story). (So, basically, you can’t build a tiny house on your lot if your house burns down.)
C-4 Easements: Maintain your easements. Easements include the back 10 feet of the property and areas surrounding utilities. Do not place structures or planting in these areas to impede access or change drainage.
C-5 Nuisances: Be respectful of your neighbors; things like limiting excess noise and otherwise becoming an annoyance to your neighbors.
C-6 Temporary Structures: You can’t park trailers, campers, boats, or any other sort of RV in the street or in your driveway. It must be kept behind a 6-foot fence next to or behind your home.
C-7 Signs: Realtor signs and rental signs are allowed. You’re welcome to post one professional sign of a reasonable size in your yard (1 square foot). Election signs are permitted though not addressed directly by the covenant, and should be removed no later than one week after the election. If you have questions about specific signage, contact the CWCA.
C-8 Oil and Mining: This sounds silly, but just in case you were wondering…. you can’t drill for oil or natural gas on your property.
C-9 Livestock and Poultry: NO LIVESTOCK, POULTRY, OR COMMERCIAL PET BREEDING! This is the famous “no chicken” covenant! Yes, Jefferson Country allows raising of poultry for certain lots but our covenants SUPERSEDE county ordinance in this case. Basically, if it belongs on a farm, it doesn’t belong here.
C-10 Garbage and Refuse Disposal: Don’t dump your trash in your yard, the easements, behind your fences, or anywhere other than a trash can or suitable sanitary container! Also, please store your trash cans where they are not visible from the street except on trash collection days.
C-11 Sight Distance at Intersections: If you live on a corner lot near an intersection, make sure to keep your trees and shrubs trimmed back so that the view of oncoming traffic and stop signs is not obstructed. Fences and walls are to be set back away from the street so as not to obstruct sight lines.