Canyons South Proposal 

Annexation proposal

Canyons South is located south of Crowfoot Valley Road and north/east of Founders Parkway. It is about 1,565 acres. (See map below.)

Current zoning

This property is currently zoned for planned development in Douglas County. The existing zoning on the property allows for up to 968 single-family homes, a golf course, driving range and clubhouse. 

Status and Events

  1. Canyons South annexation is still under staff review.  

    Public hearings have not yet been scheduled.


The applicant, Lowe Enterprises, is proposing to annex into the Town of Castle Rock and change the zoning to allow for up to 1,506 single-family homes, a private recreation center, parks and approximately 316 acres of public open space.

An elementary school site and a middle school site have already been dedicated to Douglas County. Read on for detailed information and documents. 

Annexation Vicinity Maps-1

What’s the process?

Annexation proposals like this one must follow a state-mandated process, defined in state statute. 

That process begins with Town Council determining if the application meets statutory requirements and is eligible to start the annexation process. Then, public hearings can begin. 

To aid in Council's decision-making, staff reviews the project, including getting research from other agencies such as Douglas County, local service providers and the Colorado Department of Transportation. Then, the applicant must go through a series of public hearings, including before Planning Commission and Town Council.  

Once scheduled, the hearings will be posted on the
 Public Notice Calendar on the Town’s website. 

Canyons South Process

Step Date Completed Link (if applicable)
Substantial Compliance Hearing Feb. 16, 2016 Resolution 2016-014
Eligibility Hearing April 5, 2016 Resolution 2016-033

Documents and more information

At each stage, the applicant is required to provide numerous documents, which are detailed here. Please note, some of these will be large and may take a few moments to download. 

If you would like a hard copy of any of these documents, please contact Development Services at 303-660-1393 or by email