Downtown Development

Development in Downtown Castle Rock

Wild Blue Yonder, Riverwalk and soon, Encore. These projects are now names common to the Castle Rock vernacular. But look back a decade, and you would find in those places buildings that were past their prime.

Downtown Castle Rock is teeming with energy. There are hundreds of new residents and strong local businesses – fresh and established – keeping the heart of our nearly 140-year-old community vibrant. And, it’s all occurring by design.

Development has been cultivated in Downtown Castle Rock for more than a decade. Learn more about the Plan of Development for Downtown on the Downtown Castle Rock website.

Planning helped pave the way for the first new residences Downtown in decades, at Mercantile Commons and Riverwalk.

Downtown is an appropriate location within the community for denser housing, which serves smart growth goals, offering opportunities for water conservation and efficient service delivery.

The new residences Downtown are serving a market need, as well as feeding the area’s economic engines, bolstering local businesses.

The reimagined Festival Park serves as an anchor in the area, offering opportunities to interact with neighbors and celebrate our community’s unique character.

A vibrant Downtown is not only vital to our community character – it’s also helpful in bringing more and better jobs throughout Town, another of the community’s goals.

View a map of recent and upcoming developments in Downtown Castle Rock, and stay up to date on others to come by visiting the Downtown Castle Rock website.

A Decade Downtown

Twelve years ago this month, the Third Street parking garage opened, marking a significant milestone in the development...

Posted by Town of Castle Rock Government on Monday, December 23, 2019

Today's look at Downtown Castle Rock's progression takes us back a little more than a decade, to the opening of the...

Posted by Town of Castle Rock Government on Friday, January 24, 2020

A vote by Downtown property owners in November 2008 set into motion the changes that have occurred within Downtown...

Posted by Town of Castle Rock Government on Thursday, February 6, 2020

It's good to have goals. Since 2008, the goals for Downtown Castle Rock have included having a welcoming, friendly...

Posted by Town of Castle Rock Government on Friday, February 21, 2020

Sometimes, updating a place's identity means doing just that. In 2009, the then-new Downtown Development Authority...

Posted by Town of Castle Rock Government on Friday, March 6, 2020

With increasingly more to look at along the way, walking around Downtown Castle Rock has gotten better and better. But...

Posted by Town of Castle Rock Government on Wednesday, April 8, 2020

10 poles, 3,000 feet of steel cable and 2,500 LED light bulbs have been helping Downtown Castle Rock shine a little...

Posted by Town of Castle Rock Government on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Each spring since 2012, Downtown Castle Rock has been bathed in beauty through a street-side flower box program. That...

Posted by Town of Castle Rock Government on Thursday, June 4, 2020

When it's hot out, what's better than a nice, cool splash of water? đź’¦ That sentiment is what led to the launch of the...

Posted by Town of Castle Rock Government on Friday, July 24, 2020

2014 was a pivotal year in the development of Downtown Castle Rock, as it brought the first physical development project...

Posted by Town of Castle Rock Government on Tuesday, August 18, 2020

In 2015, the way was paved for Downtown’s first newly constructed residences in decades. That’s the year the Downtown...

Posted by Town of Castle Rock Government on Monday, September 28, 2020

Thirteen years ago this weekend, the beloved heart of our Downtown – Festival Park – opened to host its very first...

Posted by Town of Castle Rock Government on Friday, October 30, 2020

What do the Batmobile, Herbie the Love Bug, Ecto-1 and Lightning McQueen have in common? They all need to park,...

Posted by Town of Castle Rock Government on Thursday, November 12, 2020

Wide walkways, trees lining the streets and buildings set close to sidewalks so people can window shop - they're all...

Posted by Town of Castle Rock Government on Monday, December 28, 2020