Downtown Alley Plan

Castle Rock Downtown Alley Plan: Final plan report

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View the PDF version of the Town's Downtown Alley Plan: final plan report (PDF)

Transforming alleyways into safe, multi-modal and creative spaces

The goal of the Downtown Alley Plan is to establish a framework for the reconstruction of Downtown alleys into pedestrian and bicycle friendly environments. The Downtown Alley Plan is the next step in implementing the Town's adopted Downtown Mobility Master Plan - July 2019 (PDF). The plan will enhance and improve safety, accessibility, and mobility of the Downtown area for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other micro-mobility options through active, shared alleyways.

The alleyway network, blending seamlessly into Downtown, will become a distinct Castle Rock experience. It will express the special characteristics of adjacent neighborhoods, Downtown, and celebrate the inclusive, welcoming, and entrepreneurial spirit of the community with a recognizable and unified design. The plan will provide the vision for implementation feasibility and phasing.

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Creating safe crossing treatments - Ensuring safe pedestrian and bicycle crossings is integral to the successful implementation of an active alley network.

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Bike network integration - Several facilities are planned to improve overall bike connectivity both within Downtown and the larger trail system. Our goal is to create a seamless network of active alleys that connect to the existing and planned bike network via safe and comfortable connections as well as signage.

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Creating an activated community destination - The alley network and its amenities will enhance Downtown and serves as a day-to-day community destination for visitors and residents. Flexible and adaptable spaces built into the alley network provide opportunities for special events such as farmers markets, performances, beer gardens and exhibitions.

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