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Land Use: Senate Bill 213
The Castle Rock Town Council opposes Colorado Senate Bill 213, which would drastically alter the Town’s ability to regulate land uses within Castle Rock.
Town Council on April 4 passed a resolution opposing the bill. If SB 213 becomes law, State law would require that multifamily dwellings be allowed within many neighborhoods where only single-family homes are allowed — without requiring additional parking.
Castle Rock has been part of the solution for adding housing in Colorado. Between 2018 and 2022, 6,440 new housing units were constructed in the Town. Of that total, 25%, or 1,578 units, were multifamily units. During that same timeframe, 82 accessory dwelling units were completed within Castle Rock. The Town has planned to accommodate this growth while maintaining an excellent quality of life within the community. SB 213 would upend these plans and diminish home values and the quality of life within Castle Rock.
Local residents and representatives — not State legislators and regulators — should be able to decide what’s right for our community. The Town encourages residents to contact the bill’s sponsors, members of the Senate’s Appropriations Committee and other State representatives to express their opposition to SB 213.
Colorado Municipal League analysis of SB 213
Senate Appropriations Committee contact information
State representative contact information lookup, including for Sen. Jim Smallwood and Rep. Lisa Frizell, who represent Castle Rock, and for SB 213 sponsors Sen. Dominick Moreno and Reps. Iman Jodeh and Steven Woodrow.