The annexation and planned development zoning of the Canyons Far South area was approved by Town Council on March 7, 2023. The 409-acre property is located south of Crowfoot Valley Road, east of Founders Parkway, north of Crimson Sky Drive and west of Castle Oaks Drive.
Approval was given for 474 single-family residential dwelling units, 60,000 square feet of neighborhood commercial use and 240 acres of open space, including a new Town park and trail connections including a link to the Colorado Front Range Trail.
The next steps are the submittal and review of the site development plan, construction documents and plat. The residential development site plan will require public hearings before the Planning Commission and Town Council. Three neighborhood meetings will be held before the public hearings are held.
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.