Update on the Pine Canyon Planned Development proposal tops Town Council’s July 7 meeting agenda
An update on a proposed rezoning plan submitted to Douglas County for the Pine Canyon Planned Development is on Town Council’s July 7 meeting agenda. Please note, the meeting will begin at 6 p.m. View the full agenda online.
Here is a more in-depth look at the topic:
- Update on the Pine Canyon Planned Development proposal – Town Council will receive an update regarding a rezoning application submitted to Douglas County for the Pine Canyon Planned Development. Staff will summarize Douglas County’s first comments on the application.
Pine Canyon consists of approximately 540 acres in unincorporated Douglas County. The property extends on both sides of Interstate 25 between the railroad tracks west of the Interstate and Founders Parkway on the east.
In 2013, the landowner, JRW Family Limited Partnership LLLP, submitted an annexation, Planned Development and zoning application request to the Town. Several reviews of the application were completed. In 2020, the applicant submitted a request to withdraw that application. Recently, the owner submitted an application to Douglas County.
The current proposal with Douglas County proposes urban-level zoning and land uses that are similar to the application that was withdrawn from the Town. The areas of concern for both Douglas County and the Town include transportation impacts to the Town’s existing roadway network, substandard public open space, incompatibility with surrounding neighborhoods, an inadequate water supply and complete reliance on nonrenewable groundwater, and construction and operation of separate water and sanitation facilities in close proximity to Town residents and Town facilities.
Staff will be drafting a resolution of opposition to the application for Council’s consideration at a future meeting.
Also on the agenda, Castle Rock Water will be receiving the Commitment Award from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The award will recognize the department’s impressive commitment to a culture of protecting public health and overcoming difficult challenges. It also recognizes Castle Rock Water’s previous leadership by being the first water provider in the State to earn Gold-level achievement in the Pursuing Excellence Program, and for its commitment to developing best practices in standard operational procedures for source water protection measures, treatment goals and distribution components. Castle Rock Water will be the first water provider in the State to receive this award.