Canyons South Annexation

Annexation proposal

The applicant, Canyons South, LLC, has submitted to the Town of Castle Rock an annexation application for an unincorporated property in Douglas County, known as Canyons 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 80 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, 50,000 square-feet of neighborhood commercial, and 200 acres of open space.

Canyons South_Vicinity Map

The annexation 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 Association and the Colorado Department of Transportation. The Town requires that 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 Presentation 
Substantial Compliance Resolution  June 15, 2021
Eligibility Resolution  Aug. 17, 2021  ANX21-0002
Second Neighborhood Meeting TBD  
Third Neighborhood Meeting TBD  
Planning Commission Annexation and Zoning Recommendation TBD  
Town Council Annexation and Zoning Ordinances (1st Reading) TBD  
Town Council Annexation and Zoning Ordinances (2nd Reading), TBD  

Documents and more information

At each stage of the process the applicant is required to provide numerous documents. Please note, some of these documents, due to their size, may take a few minutes 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