About Pueblo West
The Pueblo West Metropolitan District was created on September 16, 1969. It is located approximately 7 miles west of the City of Pueblo. It is a planned community with covenants, which are enforced by the Committee of Architecture. The District's operation is governed by a Board of Directors.
Committee of Architecture
Any individual, company, or corporation intending to construct, alter, erect, repair or demolish any permanent structure in Pueblo West shall comply with the Declaration of Reservations recorded for the Tract in which he proposes to initiate construction. Approval of building plans must be secured from the Pueblo West Committee of Architecture, and a Building Permit obtained for Pueblo County.
The area of the District, with annexations, contains about 26,000 acres or 48 square miles of contiguous lands extending west by northwest from points approximately 1.5 miles west of the limits of the City of Pueblo. The District is located immediately north of the Pueblo Dam and Reservoir and is currently recieving approximately 1500 visitors a day on the Arkansas River. The dam was constructed in 1975 by the United States Bureau of Reclamation.
In addition to the availability of recreation land and facilities around the Pueblo Dam and Reservoir, which was complete in 1975, Pueblo West itself has a wide variety of outdoor activities. Approximately, 4600 acres have been reserved for neighborhood parks, playgrounds. 21 acre Lovell Park on Hahns Peak and Hanover Drive includes a 25 meter long, 13 meter wide heated swimming pool, 2 lighted ball fields,equipped playground for children, , horseshoe pits, barbeque facilities and public restrooms, a paved basketball court, a sand volleyball court, and shuffleboard courts, two lighted tennis courts, picnic pavilion with stage.
The average annual precipitation in Pueblo West is 11.91 inches. The average daily high is 68 degrees with an average daily low of 37. Although Pueblo West receives an annual snowfall of 31 inches, the moderate temperatures do not allow snow to stay on the ground for long.
On the date of its creation, the area of the District was uninhabited; as of June, 1994 there were approximately 6,000 people living in Pueblo West. As of March, 1998, the population was estimated at nearly 13,000.