What can Town Council do/not do in terms of zoning?

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. Town Council is obligated to honor the legal contracts of the past.

If a landowner seeks new zoning or rezoning of their property, there are specific zoning criteria that Town staff, the Planning Commission and Town Council must use to evaluate when determining if a zoning request should be approved.

Neighborhood meetings and public notice are required prior to the zoning hearings.

The Planning Commission reviews the request and makes a recommendation to Town Council, which makes the final determination. Town Council is required to objectively review the request based upon 

  1. The facts and circumstances brought to the attention of the Council in the hearing process
  2. The 2030 Vision and the Comprehensive Master Plan
  3. All development codes

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2023

Castle Rock Zoning Division

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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?