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The sale in question involved six non-contiguous parcels of land within two broader areas – Westfield Trade Center and Dawson Ridge – that have a patchwork of ownership.
The areas were annexed into Castle Rock in 1984 and zoned in 1986. Some infrastructure, which still exists today, was installed before bankruptcies halting initial development in Dawson Ridge in about 1990.
Since 1992, Dawson Ridge – the larger, southern portion in which half of the recently purchased parcels lie – has been under a suspension agreement from the Town. That agreement assures the Town’s ability to obtain updated development plans for the area that conform to current Town policies. (The 1980s zoning, which is accounted for in the Town’s current population growth projections, allows for up to 7,900 dwelling units and 13 million square feet of commercial space in Dawson Ridge and up to 11.6 million square feet of commercial space in the Westfield Trade Center. Current Town rules related to water, as well as transportation constraints, would prohibit development at these levels.)
Summing up the issue, numerous steps – involving coordination among many parties – and public hearings with the Planning Commission and Town Council would be required before large-scale development occurring within the area.
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Potential developers of this parcel have spoken to the Town on occasion over the past several years, but no applications have been submitted at this time. If an application is submitted, it will be posted on our Development Activity Map. You can view the map at CRgov.com/DevelopmentActivity.
A developer has submitted a preliminary inquiry for a proposed 226 apartment building development at that location, which was zoned for up to 400 multifamily units in 1981.
The Town requires developers to obtain feedback on concepts from neighbors before submitting a formal application and site plan. If a formal application is submitted, the Town then initiates a thorough review process that includes comprehensive traffic and drainage studies, as well as site layout and buffering to adjacent properties. Opportunities for additional public input are also part of the review process. The length of time from application submission to a final decision by the Town is generally six to nine months for a project of this size.
15 M LLC has submitted applications for annexation and zoning on the 15.8 acre parcel of land just south of Memmen Ridge Open Space. Their proposal, named Memmen Trails, is for 120 single-family attached and paired homes. The proposal is still under review and has not been scheduled for public hearings yet. When public hearings are scheduled with Planning Commission and then with Town Council, it will be posted to our webpage. View the Town’s current notices for public hearings, or subscribe for future ones, online.
The residential project near Enderud and Ridge, known as Upper Sunstone Village, is a development of 261 single-family detached and attached homes. It is part of the Terrain Community, and does not include apartments. You can find out more about this project by visiting http://gis.crgov.com/hyperlinks/external/IYBY/UpperSunstoneVillage.pdf.Additionally, this development will be discussed at the Feb. 5, 2019,Town Council meeting, which is open to the public.
In regards to the Canyons South Proposal status "The property is currently zoned for development in Douglas County jurisdiction." What does that mean for Castle Rock? It seems that this large development is being planned within Castle Rock but not annexed in to Castle Rock. How does that work? Thank you.
Canyons South property has been zoned for development in Douglas County for quite some time. Past approvals allow them to build up to 968 single-family homes, a golf course, school sites and associated open space areas. In 2015, they requested to Annex into Castle Rock and increase their density up to 1,506 homes, remove the golf course, but still have schools and open space. During that process, the land owner decided to keep the zoning already approved in the County. Douglas County will be the governing body to issue building permits, own and maintain the roadways, and collect property taxes. Please contact Douglas County if you have further questions regarding where they are in the process of building this neighborhood.
The Town posts information about active developments within its jurisdiction online at CRgov.com/DevelopmentActivity.
No. This was a proposed idea. Town staff received a Preliminary Project Application (PPA) in November of 2017 for a sports complex located west of Ridge Road and north of Plum Creek Parkway. Town staff has not received any communication from the applicant since the comments then. Therefore the Town considers this application closed. The Preliminary Project Application is not a formal application. Instead, it is a way for developers to solicit comments from Town staff regarding the required processes for a proposed project.
Town Council approved a rezoning of the property in May 2016 for multifamily housing. The project is delayed because the applicant is questioning the requirement to install road and utility improvements within the time frame noted in the Council-approved development agreement.
Plum Creek Investments LLC has submitted a Site Development Plan for a retail strip center with gas station at the southeast corner of East Plum Creek Parkway and South Lake Gulch Road. The retail strip center is a 7,200-foot, multi-tenant retail building. A convenience store will occupy approximately 5,100 square feet, while the remaining 2,1000 square feet are reserved for a future tenant yet to be determined. Six fuel stations are proposed to be in front of the building under a canopy. An automated drive-through car wash facility will also be located on the property.
The proposed uses are allowed by zoning; however, any development of this area would be required to go through a public hearing for interface regulations, to be in compliance with the rules required on commercial properties next to residential uses. The Site Development Plan is still under staff review, and public hearing dates have yet to be determined.
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The application to annex and zone the area know as Pine Canyon within the Town of Castle Rock was withdrawn effective April 17, 2020.
The Pine Canyon property is currently zoned in Douglas County as Agriculture One (A-1) and is not within Town municipal borders. The area known as Pine Canyon spans both sides of Interstate 25, extending from the Union Pacific Railroad on the west to Founders Parkway on the east. It’s generally north of Scott Boulevard and south of Founders Parkway. (Or, generally north of Douglas County High School.)
Please contact Douglas County Community Development for information about the zoning and any future development of the property.
In 2010, Town Council approved a Planned Development Plan for that area. That plan included 117 homes. Now, a new builder is interested in developing that area. The developer conducted two neighborhood meetings to date and received feedback expressing concerns over the proposed increase in density.
If the developer were to stick with the originally approved plan, construction could begin with proper construction documents. If the developer were to make any changes to the original plan – such as increasing the density of homes, building elevations, open space allocations, site setbacks, or overall site layout – the new plan would have to go through a public process. That process would include public hearings with the Planning Commission and then go to Town Council for consideration. To date, the applicant has suggested an increase in density up to 168 homes. However, the Town has not received a formal application. Depending on the increase in density that is ultimately submitted with a formal application, there would be numerous impacts, such as traffic impacts, that would need to be studied and discussed before the public process would begin.
When formal development plans are submitted, the Town updates its Development Activity map at CRgov.com/DevelopmentActivity.
That area – just north of the new Castle Rock Parkway interchange and behind Home Depot – is owned by Alberta Development Partners. Some of it is located within the Town’s jurisdiction, and part of it is within Douglas County’s jurisdiction. At this time, Alberta has sent proposed ideas to the Town through a Preliminary Project Application.
The Preliminary Project Application is not a formal application. Instead, it is a way for developers to solicit comments from Town staff regarding the required processes for a proposed project. In this case, some of the area would have to be annexed into the Town. In addition, the proposed idea would have to go through zoning, site development, construction document evaluation and erosion control processes – some of which require public hearings and neighborhood meetings. The proposed idea includes both residential and commercial development options.
For this 56-acre proposal, 34.9 acres already exist within the Town (zoned as Integrated Business back in the 1990s), and 21.7 acres would have to be annexed into the Town.
The formal annexation application begins when the owner/developer of the property submits an annexation application to the Town. No formal application has been submitted, and nothing has been presented to Town Council for consideration. Learn more about the Town’s annexation process at CRgov.com/annexation.
This parcel is owned by the Town as part of Front Street’s right-of-way, which is reserved for future road widening, or road improvement projects. There are no plans for improvements at this time.
This area is known as the Oaks Subdivision. The landowner is currently looking at requesting an increase in the number of homes previously approved. They have been conducting neighborhood outreach and have not at this time submitted an official application. Information about neighborhood meetings related to development can be found on the Public Notices calendar at CRgov.com/events. (To find past events, click the “show past events” box on the calendar and enter your search in the search bar.)
That land is a dedicated for a school site. At this time, the Town does not have any requests to develop a school on this site. When we receive requests, and developments begin going through our process, we post information on our Development Activity Map at CRgov.com/DevelopmentActivity.