What can be done to stop the development of Castle Rock?

Much of Castle Rock was zoned in the 1980s and 1990s, and landowners are legally entitled to develop the land according to previously approved zoning requirements. While Town Council is obligated to honor the legal contracts of the past, there are plans in place for responsible, quality growth. The Castle Rock Vision 2030 and 2030 Comprehensive Master Plan outline policies and goals to continue quality growth and add a diversity of businesses and housing options.

Responsible, quality growth is a combination of many things. It's having strategic plans in place for water, transportation and public safety to make sure services like emergency response times aren't compromised by population increases. It's valuing land conservation, with an average of 30% of our community being preserved as open space. And, it's development codes that require height limitations to protect the incredible views and buffer zones between residential and commercial developments. Most importantly, smart growth is a vision for the future.

The Town also requires new development to pay impact fees and system development charges to provide revenues to support growth-related infrastructure needs, such as water supply, adding capacity for streets, and building new parks and fire stations. These funds allow for additional Town infrastructure necessitated by growth.

The Town can't stop Colorado's growth, but it can insist on quality growth in our community.

An informative video has been created to explain how the Town plans for growth and quality development. Watch the video and learn more at the Castle Rock Planning page.

Updated Jan. 20, 2023

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1. We have grocery stores that are incredibly crowded due to an incredibly minuscule amount of stores for the population. Is there large retail space at the new Dawson trails area?
2. Are there plans to have EV chargers installed at current and future gas stations and convenience stores?
3. What’s the latest on the Young American Planned development?
4. What’s the latest on the Pine Canyon and Pioneer Ranch proposals? Are there plans within these developments to preserve that forest and protect our wildlife neighbors?
5. How can I find out what uses are planned for a specific piece of property in Castle Rock?
6. What can Town Council do/not do in terms of zoning?
7. How can I find out who owns a property?
8. What can be done to stop the development of Castle Rock?
9. Any plans for a Trader Joes coming to Castle Rock?
10. The 2030 master plan talks about a border around Castle Rock to keep it separate from surrounding cities. What does this look like? Is this a narrow border purchased by the city or a large greenbelt
11. Any word of a Dunkin' Donuts coming to Castle Rock?
12. Any plans for a Costco in Castle Rock?
13. What is annexation and how does the process work?
14. How does development work in Castle Rock?