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 Sept. 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.


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) with planned development to permit 55 single-family residential units, 22 live/work units and 31 acres of open space.

Vicinity Map of Alexander Way Annexation Located near I-25 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 July 13, 2021 First Neighborhood Meeting Presentation (PDF)
Substantial compliance resolution Oct. 19, 2021 Substantial Compliance Resolution Staff Report (PDF)
Eligibility resolution Dec. 7, 2021 Eligibility Resolution Staff Report (PDF)
Second neighborhood meeting Feb. 2, 2022
Third neighborhood meeting April 12, 2023 Third Neighborhood Meeting Presentation (PDF)
Fourth neighborhood meeting Oct. 16, 2023 Fourth Neighborhood Meeting Presentation (PDF)
Planning Commission annexation and zoning recommendation Oct. 26, 2023
Town Council annexation and zoning ordinances (1st reading) Nov. 7, 2023 n/a
Town Council annexation and zoning ordinances (2nd reading), Development Agreement n/a n/a

Documents and 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.

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