Council Wrap-up from February 14

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 5:10pm

Correction to the Canyons

The last Council Wrap-up summarized a presentation by Shea Homes Colorado regarding the plans for development of The Canyons and incorrectly quantified the acreage purchased. Shea purchased 1,270 acres of land. The initial plans include open space, amenities, and various housing types. However, the details of the development are still to be determined and will be discussed throughout the process which includes public hearings and community outreach.

 

Save the Music! Jazz, Wine & Eats Event - Feb. 24

The Castle Pines Arts and Cultural Foundation invited City Council and the community to this upcoming event. The Hank Troy Jazz Trio will play from 7:00-9:30pm at the Daniel's Gate Clubhouse in Castle Pines, CO. Proceeds will provide financial support for elementary band and orchestra classes before and after school throughout Douglas County.

 

Planning Commission/Board of Adjustments Expansion

City Council approved the second reading of an ordinance that would increase the size of the Planning Commission/Board of Adjustments from five individuals and one alternate, to seven Board members. The last time the City posted vacancies to serve on the joint committee, we received 10 applicants, which prompted discussion about increasing the size to allow for increased community engagement. The Planning Commission deliberates and makes recommendations to the City Council on land use applications, proposed planning documents, and regulations.

 

Approving a Temporary Roadway Easement Agreement

 

Development of the new Lagae Ranch is underway as is construction to realign Lagae Road to run more directly north and south. To build this new road, a temporary detour was put in place. The temporary detour crosses portions of lots and tracts owned by R.I. Management and Lennar Colorado; the landowners will grant the City temporary easement over and through this land to use as public roads. The detour should be dismantled by October. View a map of the detour.

Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) Membership

 

City Council authorized membership to DRCOG, a partnership of area governments that addresses challenges and plans for the future of the region. Members establish guidelines, set policies and allocate funding in the areas of transportation, growth and development, and aging and disability resources. City Council appointed Mayor Pro Tem Tera Radloff to be the primary representative for Castle Pines, and Councilmember Geoff Blue as an alternate.