Pioneer Ranch Annexation

Annexation Proposal

Pioneer Ranch, also known as the Scott property, is located south and west of Founders Parkway and east of Front Street. It is approximately 388 acres. (See map below.)

Current zoning

This property is currently zoned in Douglas County as Agriculture One (A1). The existing zoning on the property allows for places of worship up to 350 seats in the main sanctuary, public and private schools and single-family residential development on lots ranging from 2 to 35 acres. 

Status and Events

  1. Town staff has completed the first review, and comments have been sent to the applicant. 

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    This application has been extended for a period of one year, through July 2020.


The applicant, Scott Family, is proposing to annex into the Town of Castle Rock and change the zoning to allow for up to 1,123 dwelling units (a mix of single-family and multi-family housing types), 78 acres of open space and 39 acres of land for public uses, such as schools and parks.  

Up to 400,000 square feet of commercial development is proposed along Front Street, Founders Parkway and the extension of Woodlands Boulevard. Commercial uses could include offices, retail stores and restaurants.

Read on for detailed information and documents.
Pioneer Ranch Vicinity Map

What is 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 whether 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 in 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.

Pioneer Ranch Process

Step Date Related Link
Substantial Compliance Hearing Feb. 16, 2016 Staff Report
Eligibility Hearing April 5, 2016 Staff Report

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

Ed Scott