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Posted on: March 17, 2021

[ARCHIVED] March 16 Council update

March 16 Town Council update

Updates on several Parks and Recreation projects, including a study of the Town’s next indoor recreation facility, and an intergovernmental agreement for new WISE water infrastructure were topics on Town Council’s March 16 meeting agenda.

 Here is a closer look:

  • Parks and Recreation project updates – Town Council received updates on several Parks and Recreation projects, including a new park in Cobblestone Ranch and improvement projects at Mitchell Gulch, Butterfield Crossing and Plum Creek parks.

    Town Council received the design for phase 1 of Cobblestone Ranch Park. The first phase will provide primary infrastructure like roadways and utilities. Approximately 12 acres of the 168-acre regional park will be developed. Improvements will also include picnic pavilions, playgrounds, an asphalt pump track for biking, half-court basketball, lawn area, and concrete sidewalks and landscaping. Council is expected to consider the construction contract in early May, and construction is expected to begin this summer. Learn more at CRgov.com/FutureParks.

    Parks and Recreation staff also provided an update on improvement projects planned at Mitchell Gulch, Butterfield Crossing and Plum Creek parks. These projects are intended to address outdated amenities and accessibility issues, and to improve the user experience. Design plans and construction contracts will be presented to Council later this year. Keep up on these projects at CRgov.com/ParkImprovements.

    Watch the presentations and Council discussion
  • Recreation Facility Feasibility Study – Town Council received an update regarding the Indoor Recreation Facility Feasibility Study. The study will assess details for the Town’s next recreation center, such as programming options, development costs, operational needs, and space and site requirements.

    The community has supported Town-owned, indoor recreation since the Castle Rock Recreation Center opened in 1988. Impact fees paid by developers helped fund an expansion at the Recreation Center in 2006 and assisted in paying for the opening of the Miller Activity Complex in 2014.

    A new facility would take several years to plan. This study represents the first step in the process. Potential sites and construction timelines will be evaluated in subsequent studies. Future meetings will be held with Town Council, and members of the public, to gather feedback and direction on various project components and funding opportunities.

    Watch the presentation and Council discussion
  • Castle Rock/Parker Water and Sanitation District intergovernmental agreement approved – Town Council approved an intergovernmental agreement between the Town and Park Water and Sanitation District for the design, construction and project management of the Parker Midsection Pipeline/Canyons Pump Station Project. The agreement, and corresponding project, are part of the larger WISE project – a partnership among several South Metro water providers to cost-share water infrastructure and resources.

    The pipeline and pump station are within Park Water and Sanitation District’s service area. However, the new infrastructure will help transport WISE water – and other treated water supplies including supplies in Rueter-Hess Reservoir – to Castle Rock. The estimated project cost is $13.8 million. While Castle Rock Water will initially fund the entire project, this agreement ensures Parker Water and Sanitation pays back its portion (estimated at $7.05 million) in early 2024. Dominion Water and Sanitation District will also be a partner in this project. Council will consider an agreement for Dominion to pay the Town its portion at a later date.

    Watch the presentation and Council discussion

Coming up

A study session is scheduled for Tuesday, March 30, at 5 p.m. and will focus on our police and fire departments. Study sessions are intended for informational purposes, and no voting or formal action will be taken. These sessions are open to the public. However, public comment will not be taken.

The next regular Town Council meeting is Tuesday, April 6, at 6 p.m. Visit CRgov.com/CouncilComments between April 1 and 6 to provide written feedback, or to sign up to speak via videoconference during the meeting. The meeting will be available live at CRgov.com/CouncilMeeting. In-person attendance is also expected to be available.

Questions? Email all Councilmembers at TownCouncil@CRgov.com, or find your Council representative at CRgov.com/Council; sign up for email updates by clicking “Get Email Updates.” Updates include summaries of top Council items, as well as previews of Council meetings.

View Town Council agendas at CRgov.com/Agendas. Watch Council live at CRgov.com/WatchCouncil, or catch a recording there after the meeting. Town Council meetings are also broadcast live and replayed on Comcast Channel 22.

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