The City of Cherry Hills Village City Council is seeking proposals from organizations or individuals that can activate and manage the Quincy Farm property within the confines of the Deed of Conservation Easement that protects the Farm. The Request for Proposals is available here.
About Quincy Farm
Quincy Farm is a 17.5-acre property in the heart of Cherry Hills Village, spanning both sides of the High Line Canal. The Farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the well-preserved buildings and pastures are a picturesque part of the region’s past. Quincy Farm was generously gifted to the City of Cherry Hills Village by its previous owner, Catherine (“Cat”) H. Anderson, with the intention that it become an amenity for the whole community. She also placed the Farm under a Conservation Easement, administered by Colorado Open Lands.
Cherry Hills Village is eager to achieve Catherine Anderson’s vision to preserve Quincy Farm in perpetuity and promote uses for the property that instill appreciation and respect for the nature and human history of the area. The City has completed various improvement projects, including tree trimming and the installation of a new irrigation system (made possible with a grant from Arapahoe County Open Spaces), and the installation of a sewer connection to the main farmhouse.
Upon recommendation from the Quincy Farm Committee, City Council voted on September 1st, 2020 that the City suspend all activities related to the Quincy Farm Master Plan and fully explore the opportunity of a potential transfer of Quincy Farm outlined in the letter of interest from the Anderson family. Therefore, Quincy Farm Committee meetings are suspended until further notice.
Natalie Anderson submitted a draft Management Plan for the farm for consideration at the October 20th City Council meeting. As of May 2021, City Council has developed a Request for Proposals for management of the Farm. Proposals are due July 14, 2021.
Please watch the video below to learn more about the generous donation of Quincy Farm to the City by Catherine H. Anderson.