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Zoning amendment for Lanterns Planned Development Plan and several upcoming stomwater projects top Town Council’s Dec. 3 agenda

A zoning amendment for the Lanterns Planned Development Plan, construction contracts for several upcoming stormwater projects and the final reading for a decrease in the Town’s mill levy rate are all topics on Town Council’s Dec. 3 meeting agenda. View the full agenda online.

Here is a more in-depth look at Tuesday’s meeting agenda:
  • Ordinance for a Lanterns Planned Development Plan zoning amendment – Town Council will review a proposed zoning amendment for the Lanterns Planned Development Plan. The proposed amendment would allow for the creation of a 5-acre planned-use area, the addition of a church or place of worship as a permitted land use, absorption of a 5.2-acre lot at Crystal Valley Parkway and Plum Creek Boulevard, and establishment of a master sign plan.

    The Lanterns community is a planned development annexed into the Town in 2002. The site is located south of Crystal Valley and allows for 1,200 single-family units. About 51% of the community is designated open space or public land.

  • Resolutions approving construction contracts for several stormwater projects – Town Council will be asked to approve resolutions awarding construction contracts to 53 Corp. LLC for three new stormwater capital infrastructure projects.

    The Industrial Tributary Stabilization Project is a $1.49 million project located along Town open space east of Philip S. Miller Park. The improvements include grade-control structures for improved water quality. The McMurdo Gulch Stream Reclamation Project is a nearly $1.2 million project located between the Terrain and Cobblestone Ranch neighborhoods. That work includes grading, bank protection and vegetation restoration. Finally, the McMurdo Gulch – Terrain Channel Improvements project is a nearly $757,000 project that will include stream channel improvements along McMurdo Gulch from State Highway 86 to Valley View Drive.

    These projects will be funded through the Stormwater Enterprise. Additionally, the Cherry Creek Basin Water Quality Authority will be contributing funding to the McMurdo Gulch project. A developer will be jointly funding the McMurdo Gulch – Terrain Channel project.

  • Final approval of a possible decrease in the Town’s mill levy rate – Town Council will consider the final reading to lower the Town’s property tax mill levy rate from 1.330 mills to 1.196 mills for 2020. The Town Charter caps the growth in this revenue source to 5.5% annually, so the mill levy must be lowered due to an 18% increase in property valuation within Town. The proposed rate means the owner of a median-valued home in Castle Rock ($427,537 as of May 2019) would pay $36.56 in annual Town property tax in 2020.

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.

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