Alexander Way Annexation

Annexation proposal

The applicants, Tierra Investors and Alexander 445 LLC, submitted to the Town of Castle Rock an annexation application for unincorporated property in Douglas County, known as Alexander Way. The annexation application was formally filed with the Town Clerk on September 16, 2021. The 73.76-acre property is located east of the Silver Heights subdivision in unincorporated Douglas County, north of the Brewer Court and Alexander Place intersection and west of the Diamond Ridge Estates neighborhood.

Current zoning

The property proposed for annexation consists of two parcels, totaling 73.76 acres, and is zoned Agriculture 1 in unincorporated Douglas County. The properties are currently undeveloped.

A 4.2-acre property, already within the Town of Castle Rock, is included in the overall development plan. This portion, located on the southwest portion of the property, is part of the Maher Ranch Planned Development. Uses allowed under the existing zoning include open space, public or private member clubs and health clubs (including incidental shops, personal service establishments, restaurants and lounges), community centers and community recreational facilities.  

Proposal

The applicant is proposing to zone the 77.96-acre property (73.76 acres requested to be annexed and 4.2 acres already within the Town) Planned Development to permit 53 single-family residential units, 24 live/work units and 30 acres of open space.  

Alexander Way Annexation Vicinity Map

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 July 13, 2021 Presentation (PDF)
Substantial Compliance Resolution October 19, 2021 Staff Report (PDF)
Eligibility Resolution December 7, 2021  
Second Neighborhood Meeting    
Third Neighborhood Meeting    
Planning Commission Annexation and Zoning Recommendation    
Town Council Annexation and Zoning Ordinances 
(1st Reading)
   
Town Council Annexation and Zoning Ordinances 
(2nd Reading), Development Agreement