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Roles and responsibilities of Design Review Board, Castle Rock Fire and Rescue strategic plan on Town Council’s Jan. 21 agenda

A study session to discuss the role and responsibilities of the Design Review Board and final approval of Castle Rock Fire and Rescue’s 2020-2024 Community Driven Strategic Plan are both topics on Town Council’s Jan. 21 meeting agenda. View the full agenda online.

The study session will begin at 5 p.m. Study sessions are open to the public, but no public comment will be taken. The Council meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

Here is a more in-depth look at Tuesday’s meeting agenda:
  • Study session to discuss the Design Review Board – Town Council will hold a study session to discuss details behind the Design Review Board. The board was formed in 2010 following Council’s adoption of the Downtown Overlay District. Both were created in response to the community’s desire to revitalize and improve the Downtown area. The board is currently made up of members from the Planning Commission, Downtown Development Authority and the Historic Preservation Board. The board’s primary responsibility is to review Site Development Plan applications submitted within Downtown boundaries.

    The Downtown Core District is bounded by Fifth Street on the north, the railroad tracks on the east, Second Street on the South and Interstate 25 on the West. The study session discussion will include whether the makeup and authority of the Design Review Board should be modified. And, whether updates should be made to the Downtown Overlay District code standards and design guidelines.

    Past projects in which the Design Review Board has been involved include The Move office building, Riverwalk, the Acme Water Tower and Encore.

  • Resolution approving CRFD’s Community Driven Strategic Plan – Town Council will be asked to approve Castle Rock Fire and Rescue’s 2020-2024 Community Driven Strategic Plan. The plan provides a guideline of community priorities and department goals for the next five years.

    The strategic plan identifies the community’s top expectations as well trained personnel, adequate response times and adequate staffing. It also identifies the community’s top concerns – keeping pace with growth, sufficient staffing, appropriate resources and adequate funding.
Also on the agenda, Town Council will receive an update on the Friday, Feb. 7, Night to Shine event, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Night to Shine brings an unforgettable prom-night experience to people with special needs ages 14 and older. The Town’s Adaptive Recreation Program is hosting the event in partnership with Castle Oaks Covenant Church and Wellspring Community. Night to Shine is a national event in which hundreds of communities participate. This is the first year Castle Rock will be hosting the event. 

Stay tuned

Town Council generally meets twice a month to make decisions that impact the community. Whether it’s a road project, construction contract or budget amendment, Town Council is working to represent you. 

Wondering what happens next? Keep an eye on your inbox. A follow-up email will be sent detailing the outcome of this meeting. Council meetings are open to the public and are generally held the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Meetings are in Town Hall Council Chambers, 100 N. Wilcox St. Or, watch Council live at Recordings are also posted online after the meeting.

Questions? Email Council.

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