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The sale in question from 2019 involved six noncontiguous parcels of land within two broader areas – Westfield Trade Center and Dawson Ridge – that had 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 halted initial development in Dawson Ridge in about 1990.
Since 1992, Dawson Ridge – the larger, southern portion in which half of the 2019 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.)
To move forward with any development in this area, numerous steps – involving coordination among many parties – and public hearings with the Planning Commission and Town Council would be required.
(Updated Feb. 5, 2021)
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On June 7, 2022, Kum & Go decided to pull its formal application for the proposed fueling station and convenience store near the intersection of Crystal Valley Parkway and Plum Creek Boulevard.
The current permitted uses for the property do not include a gas station, which is why Kum & Go was proposing a zoning amendment. The current permitted uses include: retail sales and service, grocery, drugstore, convenience goods, personal service shops, restaurants, fast food with a drive-thru, banks, offices, medical/dental, insurance and related services.
A different applicant previously requested to build a gas station on the property. Staff determined that a gas station wasn’t allowed with the current zoning. The applicant appealed the decision to the Board of Adjustment and the Board of Adjustment upheld staff’s determination.
Posted on Aug. 5, 2021. Updated June 8, 2022.
The property at 468 Ridge Road was annexed into Town in 1987, with zoning that generally allows churches, public meeting and assembly facilities, a daycare and/or a parochial school. Other uses would require the property to go through a rezoning process, with public hearings to determine uses in the best interest of the community.
Over the past few years, Town staff has received general questions from the landowner or other developers about the property, but no formal application to rezone it has been submitted. Recent inquires have included rezoning to allow a self-storage facility; adding a car repair function to the existing home on the property; or rezoning for general business/commercial uses. In response to these inquiries, Town staff provided information that these industrial and commercial uses are not considered compatible with the surrounding residential uses. The process to take forward any of these proposals – including neighborhood meetings and public hearings – was explained, but the interested parties have never moved forward with an application.
Staff is not aware of any inquiries to rezone the property to allow a public park, which is a use that is compatible with the surrounding residential neighborhoods. Town Council makes the decision on applications for rezoning.
Published April 20, 2022
neighborhoods nearby will make this problem worse. What is Castle Rock doing to combat this issue?
King Soopers has not submitted any plans for expansion to the Town at this time, nor is the Town aware of any other grocery proposal in this area. There is property within the Town zoned for commercial grocery store uses. If King Soopers or other grocery store chains seek to expand or open new stores, the Town is ready to work with them. Much of Castle Rock was zoned in the 1980s; however, it has taken decades to build out to current levels. Additional residential uses in the Founders/Terrain area have been planned for this area for some time, and the retail/grocery market will respond with expansion or new stores when needed. To learn more about the approved zoning for properties within Town, view the zoning map.
Posted on Oct. 15, 2021
This site has been turned into a picnic and sitting area.
Posted on Feb. 10, 2021; Updated Dec. 7, 2021.
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. View the map at CRgov.com/DevelopmentActivity.
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, 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. When public hearings are scheduled with Planning Commission and then with Town Council, notices will be posted to our webpage. View the Town’s current notices for public hearings, or subscribe for future ones, at CRgov.com/notices.
That area – just north of the Silver Heights neighborhood and slightly northwest of Springer Park – 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. Alberta submitted a Preliminary Project Application in 2017 that included a proposal to have residential and/or commercial development on this site.
At this time, the 2017 proposal is not progressing and Town Council will consider taking ownership of the site in 2021. If the Town takes ownership of these parcels, future plans would include demolition of the vacant structure on the site and leaving the area as open, undeveloped space. A service road connecting the Happy Canyon South subdivision with Silver Heights would also be installed at the request of Douglas County.
For updates about this property, and other Town matters, stay tuned to upcoming Town Council meetings - agendas can be found at CRgov.com/agendas.
(Updated Jan. 29, 2021)
This area is known as the Oaks Subdivision and is currently under construction for 117 single family homes.
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