In a thriving community, it’s no surprise that growth is on the mind of many Castle Rock residents. Colorado is experiencing unprecedented growth, and the Town of Castle Rock is no exception. While keeping up with the steady pace of growth is challenging, the Town insists that new development be high quality and consistent with our community character. How are we doing that?
Much of Castle Rock was zoned beginning in the 1980s, and landowners are legally entitled to develop the land according to previously approved zoning requirements. While Town Council is obligated to honor the legal contracts of the past, there are plans in place for responsible, quality growth.
Responsible, quality growth is a combination of many things. It’s having strategic plans in place for water, transportation and public safety to make sure services like emergency response times aren’t compromised by population increases. It’s valuing land conservation, with an average of 30 percent of being preserved as open space. And, it’s development codes like height limitations to protect the incredible views and buffer zones between residential and commercial developments. Most importantly, smart growth is a vision for the future.
The Town can’t stop Colorado’s growth, but it can insist on quality growth in our community.
An informative video has been created to explain how the Town plans for growth and quality development. Learn more at CRgov.com/planning. Or, follow the Town on social media.
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