Canyons Far South annexation

Annexation proposal

The applicant, Canyons South LLC, submitted to the Town of Castle Rock an annexation application for an unincorporated property in Douglas County, known as Canyons Far South. The property is located south of Crowfoot Valley Road, east of Founders Parkway, north of Crimson Sky Drive and west of Castle Oaks Drive. The property is approximately 409 acres in size.

Current zoning

Under the jurisdiction of Douglas County, the property is zoned for single-family units. The property is currently undeveloped.


The applicant is proposing to annex the property into the Town of Castle Rock and zone the property as a Planned Development Plan to permit 474 single-family residential units, 60,000 square-feet of neighborhood commercial space and 200 acres of open space.

Canyons South Vicinity Map between Crowfoot Valley Road and Founders Parkway

The annexation process

Annexation proposals 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 to determine if the property should be annexed to the Town.

To aid in Council's decision-making, Town 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 Homeowner's Associations and the Colorado Department of Transportation. The Town requires a minimum of three neighborhood meetings be held prior to the public hearings. The Town's goal is to ensure every application matches the community's vision and makes technical sense.

Once the review process and neighborhood outreach are complete, the applicant must go through a series of public hearings before Planning Commission and Town Council to decide if the Town will annex the property.

Annexation timeline

Step Date  Related Links
First neighborhood meeting June 14, 2021 First Neighborhood Meeting Presentation (PDF)
Substantial compliance resolution  June 15, 2021
Eligibility resolution  Aug. 17, 2021  Staff Report (PDF)
Second neighborhood meeting Dec. 13, 2021
Third neighborhood meeting Oct. 11, 2022 Meeting Summary (PDF)
Planning Commission annexation and zoning recommendation Dec. 8, 2022 Staff Report (PDF)
Town Council annexation, zoning ordinance, and development agreement (1st Reading) Feb. 21, 2023 Staff Report (PDF)
Town Council annexation, zoning ordinance, and development agreement (2nd Reading) Mar. 7, 2023 Staff Report (PDF)

Documents & more information

At each stage of the process, the applicant is required to provide numerous documents related to the annexation process and the Planned Development Plan/zoning process. Please note, some of these documents, due to their size, may take a few minutes to download.

Find the latest information on the Canyons Far South fact sheet (PDF)

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