Ridge Estates Proposal

Annexation Proposal

The applicant, Putnam CVR, LLC, has submitted to the Town of Castle Rock a petition for annexation of unincorporated property in Douglas County, known as Ridge Estates (formerly known as Sellers Creek Estates). The property is approximately 70 acres in size and located on the southwest edge of the Crystal Valley Ranch subdivision. (See map below)

Current zoning

Under the jurisdiction of Douglas County, the property is zoned Agriculture One (A1). The A1 zone district permits agricultural uses, community uses as well as a single-family residence use. However, the property is currently undeveloped. 

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  1. Town Council approved Ridge Estates for Annexation and PD zoning on July 16, 2019.


The applicant is proposing to annex the 70 acre property into the Town of Castle Rock in order to develop a new neighborhood of 52 single-family homes, which includes open space, a pocket park and a road system which has two primary connection points to the Crystal Valley Ranch subdivision.  

Read on for detailed information and documents.

Ridge Estates Vicinity Map 2.1.18

What’s the process?

Annexation proposals like this one must follow a state-mandated process, defined in the Colorado Revised Statutes.  

That process begins with Town Council determining if the annexation application meets statutory requirements and is eligible to start the annexation process. Then, public hearings can begin in order to determine if the property should be annexed to the Town.

To aid in Council’s decision-making, staff reviews the project and studies the potential impacts on Town roads, water and overall levels of service. Input is also gathered from other agencies such as Douglas County, local service providers, nearby Homeowners Associations and the Colorado Department of Transportation. The Town’s goal is to ensure every application matches the community's vision and makes technical sense.  

Once the review process is complete, the applicant must go through a series of public hearings including before Planning Commission and Town Council.

Ridge Estates Process

Step Date Related Link
Substantial Compliance Hearing May 3, 2016 Staff Report and Resolution
Eligibility June 21, 2016 Staff Report and Resolution
Annexation Hearing (1st reading) June 4, 2019 Staff Report and Ordinance
Zoning Hearing (1st reading) June 4, 2019 Staff Report and Ordinance
Annexation Hearing (2nd reading) July 16, 2019 Staff Report and Ordinance
Zoning Hearing (2nd reading) July 16, 2019 Staff Report and Ordinance

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


Applicant Contact Information

Gregg Brown, Manager
Crystal Valley Development Company