In response to the growing need of Discovery residents for landscaping changes to accommodate drought conditions, Discovery Homeowners Association will use the principles set forth in the following Xeriscaping and Landscape brochures provided by Colorado Springs Utilities. These are guidelines to be considered in evaluating approval requests by ARC for landscaping changes. Please be as complete as possible in describing proposed landscaping changes. While wishing to accommodate water conservation measures, we do not want the unique character of Discovery to be compromised by "Zeroscaping", or barren yards.
Landscape Ideas for foothills communities pamphlet
Fill out the online form here
List of 2013 ARC requests
Discovery is a unique
development, located within the Colorado Springs city limits, a few
minutes west of I-25 and just South of the Air Force Academy. It is
within Academy School District 20, one of the highest rated
school districts in Colorado. Discovery was developed in the 1970s
and consists of approximately 130 acres of wooded land. To
preserve the beauty of the area, streets were designed to
follow natural contours and miss special trees, clumps of scrub oak,
and rock formations. Covenants were written to provide control over
design, quality, and environmental compatibility of the homes. As a result of these covenant protections, today Discovery is a beautiful and mature community.
The Covenants are administrated by the
Discovery Homeowner’s Association and is self-managed by a Board elected from the full membership of the 332 property owners within the sub-division. All property owners may nominate and vote on themselves or other members to serve on the Board
at the Discovery HOA annual meeting. Monthly meetings are open to all members. Minutes from the last annual meeting and the current budget are available on this website.
In addition to
nice neighbors, Discovery has an abundance of Colorado’s signature
wild life. Deer (LOTS of deer), bear, fox, rabbits,
coyotes, raccoons, bobcats, and the occasional mountain lion all call Discovery home. Also,
there is a large bird population including owls, magpies, wood
peckers, humming birds, and many more, depending upon the season.
We look forward to meeting and getting
to knowing you as friends and neighbors.