Comprehensive Master Plan

We’re planning for the future


Like you do for your family, the Town of Castle Rock plans for the future. The Comprehensive Master Plan document defines the Town’s broad and long-term direction. The Town uses the plan to guide its growth, development and planning efforts. 

As Castle Rock thrives, we’re updating our plan. Stay informed by signing up for emails about the Comprehensive Master Plan. 
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Background and outreach


The 2020 Comprehensive Master Plan was completed in 2002. Of course, a lot has changed. Now, the Town is nearly complete with the updated plan, which looks to 2030. 

Thoughts and feedback from residents and business owners have been key drivers in this update, which has been underway since 2014. Feedback used for the new plan has included:
  • 2013 and 2015 Community Surveys
  • Vision document updates from 2014
  • Open houses throughout 2015 related to this project in particular
  • Open houses related to growth in 2016

Four Cornerstones are the foundation of the plan


Together, the community in 1999 came up with Four Cornerstones on which to focus future development. Community input described above confirmed these Four Cornerstones are still important to the community today.

The Four Cornerstones are:

Town Identity

Our goal is to ensure Castle Rock is recognized and rewarded as a unique and welcoming community distinguished by its vibrant and historic Downtown, small-town character, distinct identity as the Douglas County seat, diverse and easily accessible recreation options, scenic backdrop, natural environment and family friendly activities. 

Responsible Growth

Our goal is to ensure Castle Rock plans for responsible development that accommodates the needs of existing and future residents while enhancing the Town’s own town character, distinct Town identity and to ensure we remain a vibrant freestanding community within the region.  

High-quality Community Services

Our goal is to ensure quality community services and infrastructure are provided in an efficient manner to support the public health, safety and welfare and maintain the high quality of life for Castle Rock residents and business owners.

Thriving 
Economy

Our goal is to ensure Castle Rock will be a self-sufficient community where people can work, live and play, including a business environment that offers a broad range of primary employment opportunities for residents and maintains a healthy tax base.

Next steps


The Town is excited to preview this draft plan with the public.

Join us for an open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at the Millhouse at Philip S. Miller Park. We’ll show you the draft plan and answer questions.

Learn how the Four Cornerstones are defined, along with goals and objectives related to each one. After the open house, we’ll post the draft plan on this web page. 

For the plan to be finalized, Planning Commission and Town Council will review the draft and determine if it is adopted. This is expected during summer 2017. 

Vision

In 2013 we reviewed the Town's Vision to ensure we were still on track. The Vision document has not been formally approved by Town Council, but will be incorporated into the Comprehensive Plan update. The Planning Commission has reviewed and recommended approval of the Vision document.

Vision 2030 Draft
Vision 2030 Summary Report


Transportation Master Plan


The Town is also working on an update to its master plan related to all modes of transportation. Learn more