Eight different planning documents guide development in Downtown Castle Rock. They were created over a span of more than 20 years and contain some inconsistencies. Accordingly, Town staff has suggested updating them so they interrelate better.
Further, in recent discussions, concerns have been brought forth about the allowed heights of buildings Downtown, and about the area’s capacity to handle additional traffic as it continues to evolve. A study is presently underway to assess the latter, with results expected this fall.
Discussions on these issues will continue at a special Town Council meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24. The public – including Downtown stakeholders and interested Castle Rock residents – is invited to attend and provide comment during the meeting.
Also as part of the meeting, Town and Downtown Alliance staff will provide an overview of goals the community has laid out for Downtown and an overview of the current Downtown redevelopment to date.
The overarching planning document for Downtown, the Downtown Master Plan, was completed in 2008. The goals it contains for Downtown are: to have a welcoming and friendly Downtown core; to enhance the area’s historic character; to provide easy access to open spaces via Downtown; and to ensure public spaces and event areas within Downtown that are family friendly.
In-person and virtual attendance options both will be available. The meeting will be in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 100 N. Wilcox St. It can be accessed online at CRgov.com/CouncilMeeting.