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In regards to the Canyons South Proposal status "The property is currently zoned for development in Douglas County jurisdiction." What does that mean for Castle Rock? It seems that this large development is being planned within Castle Rock but not annexed in to Castle Rock. How does that work? Thank you.
Canyons South property has been zoned for development in Douglas County for quite some time. Past approvals allow them to build up to 968 single-family homes, a golf course, school sites and associated open space areas. In 2015, they requested to Annex into Castle Rock and increase their density up to 1,506 homes, remove the golf course, but still have schools and open space. During that process, the land owner decided to keep the zoning already approved in the County. Douglas County will be the governing body to issue building permits, own and maintain the roadways, and collect property taxes. Please contact Douglas County if you have further questions regarding where they are in the process of building this neighborhood.
The Town posts information about active developments within its jurisdiction online at CRgov.com/DevelopmentActivity.
No. This was a proposed idea. Town staff received a Preliminary Project Application (PPA) in November of 2017 for a sports complex located west of Ridge Road and north of Plum Creek Parkway. Town staff has not received any communication from the applicant since the comments then. Therefore the Town considers this application closed. The Preliminary Project Application is not a formal application. Instead, it is a way for developers to solicit comments from Town staff regarding the required processes for a proposed project.
Town Council approved a rezoning of the property in May 2016 for multifamily housing. The project is delayed because the applicant is questioning the requirement to install road and utility improvements within the time frame noted in the Council-approved development agreement.
Plum Creek Investments LLC has submitted a Site Development Plan for a retail strip center with gas station at the southeast corner of East Plum Creek Parkway and South Lake Gulch Road. The retail strip center is a 7,200-foot, multi-tenant retail building. A convenience store will occupy approximately 5,100 square feet, while the remaining 2,1000 square feet are reserved for a future tenant yet to be determined. Six fuel stations are proposed to be in front of the building under a canopy. An automated drive-through car wash facility will also be located on the property.
The proposed uses are allowed by zoning; however, any development of this area would be required to go through a public hearing for interface regulations, to be in compliance with the rules required on commercial properties next to residential uses. The Site Development Plan is still under staff review, and public hearing dates have yet to be determined.
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The Pine Canyon property is currently zoned in Douglas County as Agriculture One (A1) and is not within Town municipal borders. This property is currently going through a review process with Development Services. The latest submittal to the Town on this proposed project was received in November 2017. This is the ninth proposal related to this property that has been submitted over the course of many years.The area known as Pine Canyon spans both sides of Interstate 25, extending from the Union Pacific Railroad on the west to Founders Parkway on the east. It’s generally north of Scott Boulevard and south of Founders Parkway. (Or, generally north of Douglas County High School.) The applicant currently proposes to annex into the Town and change the zoning to allow for a mix of single-family and multifamily housing (up to 1,320 dwellings). The proposal also includes 133 acres of open space and 57 acres of land for public use (schools, parks, etc.) The proposal also includes up to 40,000 square feet of non-residential development, such as offices, retail stores and restaurants on the east side of I-25, and up to 775,000 square feet of non-residential development on the west side of I-25.As part of this process, public hearings are required at various stages, including presentations to both the Planning Commission and Town Council. All public hearing dates are posted online at CRgov.com/Notices. The applicant is required to send letters to homeowners in the area (within 300 feet), and there will be a yellow public notice sign placed on the property. There are no public hearings scheduled for this proposal at this time. More information and all the proposal documents are online.
In 2010, Town Council approved a Planned Development Plan for that area. That plan included 117 homes. Now, a new builder is interested in developing that area. The developer conducted two neighborhood meetings to date and received feedback expressing concerns over the proposed increase in density.
If the developer were to stick with the originally approved plan, construction could begin with proper construction documents. If the developer were to make any changes to the original plan – such as increasing the density of homes, building elevations, open space allocations, site setbacks, or overall site layout – the new plan would have to go through a public process. That process would include public hearings with the Planning Commission and then go to Town Council for consideration. To date, the applicant has suggested an increase in density up to 168 homes. However, the Town has not received a formal application. Depending on the increase in density that is ultimately submitted with a formal application, there would be numerous impacts, such as traffic impacts, that would need to be studied and discussed before the public process would begin.
When formal development plans are submitted, the Town updates its Development Activity map at CRgov.com/DevelopmentActivity.
That area – just north of the new Castle Rock Parkway interchange and behind Home Depot – 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. At this time, Alberta has sent proposed ideas to the Town through a Preliminary Project Application.
The Preliminary Project Application is not a formal application. Instead, it is a way for developers to solicit comments from Town staff regarding the required processes for a proposed project. In this case, some of the area would have to be annexed into the Town. In addition, the proposed idea would have to go through zoning, site development, construction document evaluation and erosion control processes – some of which require public hearings and neighborhood meetings. The proposed idea includes both residential and commercial development options.
For this 56-acre proposal, 34.9 acres already exist within the Town (zoned as Integrated Business back in the 1990s), and 21.7 acres would have to be annexed into the Town.
The formal annexation application begins when the owner/developer of the property submits an annexation application to the Town. No formal application has been submitted, and nothing has been presented to Town Council for consideration. Learn more about the Town’s annexation process at CRgov.com/annexation.
This parcel is owned by the Town as part of Front Street’s right-of-way, which is reserved for future road widening, or road improvement projects. There are no plans for improvements at this time.
This area is known as the Oaks Subdivision. The landowner is currently looking at requesting an increase in the number of homes previously approved. They have been conducting neighborhood outreach and have not at this time submitted an official application. Information about neighborhood meetings related to development can be found on the Public Notices calendar at CRgov.com/events. (To find past events, click the “show past events” box on the calendar and enter your search in the search bar.)
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.