Growth is market-driven. We can't control when there will be market interest to create new businesses and housing developments in our community. What we can influence is how that growth happens when the market is ripe. Every residential and commercial development must be approved through the Town's planning process. As expert Town planners and engineers work with interested developers, they compare proposed plans with the Town's Comprehensive Master Plan. Visit the Development Steps webpage to learn more about the process.
Updated Dec. 7, 2021
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Our community is thriving. As more residents and business owners discover Castle Rock as a desirable place to raise a family or grow a business, it's important to have a guiding plan. A plan helps ensure the Castle Rock we know today, remains the Town we still love in the future. A Comprehensive Master Plan defines the Town's broad and long-term direction. Then, it defines specific goals and objectives to help guide the Town's decisions around growth and development.
Castle Rock's plan is built upon Four Cornerstones: Town Identity, Responsible Growth and Development, High-Quality Community Services and A Healthy and Growing Economy. In a very broad sense, these are the things that are important to our community, based on resident and business owner feedback.
The 80-page plan details goals and objectives for every area of Town, including public safety, roads, water, parks, trails, recreation, open space, Downtown development and more. This helps guide budget planning and capital improvement projects.
The Comprehensive Master Plan is intended to be a relevant and timely guiding document for our community. To achieve that goal, the plan will be updated as our community evolves and our population changes. The next update is expected after the 2020 Census.