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July 2012

A peek at the development next door

FORT COLLINS, Colorado -- The Pateros Creek development planned next to our stable has a face now, 41 new small-lot homes reminiscent of the Craftsman era, which form a double-loop on 17.34 acres.

You can see the details -- and where a new bike trail is proposed -- at the developmentā€™s web page: http://www.bellisimoinc.com/projects/pateros-creek

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Next to our stable: 41 new 'Pateros Creek' homes


New Detroit farm plan taking root

"It's a pleasure to look at. It feels like it's a circle, coming back to what it once was."
-- Ruth Moucha, 80, resident 

via online.wsj.com

As Fort Collins is pulled out of an agricultural congressional district, it is interesting to follow the number of big cities in this country that are taking a new look at the value of property as agricultural land, be it to promote aesthetics, nearby land values, or to provide sustainable local fresh food sources. (Click on the wsj.com link above for the full story about Detroit converting vacant lots to forests and farm land.)

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