Archive for June, 2015

Code RED Emergency Mass Notification

Safety in numbers, connecting during crisis situations
CodeRed is a high-speed telephone emergency notification system that allows public safety personnel to send messages directly to residents – whether they are home or away – during an emergency. It uses geo-tracking to target specific areas with prerecorded phone messages, emails or texts.

Some Douglas County residents may have been signed up for a previous system that all jurisdictions within the County used. County and municipal agencies are no longer using that system. Though contact information will be transferred to the new system, it is suggested all residents sign up for the new system to ensure they are included in this important effort. Business owners are also encouraged to register their contact information.

The Douglas County Emergency Telephone Service Authority decided earlier this year to go with a different notification provider. After requesting proposals from a variety of providers, CodeRED rose to the top. The authority, which is funded by a monthly 70 cent phone surcharge on all cell phones and landlines within the County, will pay for the system.

CodeRED alerts may be implemented in situations such as police activity in the area, wildfires or other emergency incidents. However, the system does not include weather alerts. Town encourages our residents to stay tuned to weather radios and local media for information during severe weather.  

In order for CodeRED to perform at its best, it needs an accurate database of contact information, associated with addresses. To ensure your information is included in this database, you must sign up. Required information includes: First and last name, street address (no P.O. Boxes), city, state, ZIP code and primary phone number. Data will be kept confidential.

Residents can also sign up using cell phone numbers and emails, because dispatch centers can also use CodeRED to send messages via text message or email. Signing up allows residents to set their contact preferences. Should residents move, they will need to register again with their new address.

CodeRED will alert people of incidents in their area. The Town also uses its Facebook and Twitter accounts to keep the public updated on events and issues and during emergencies. Visit and follow the Town @CRgov.

DISCLAIMER: The CodeRED™ notification service (the “Service”) is provided as a supplemental emergency communication method and should not be relied upon exclusively. Douglas County Emergency Telephone Service Authority (the “Authority”) makes no warranties of any kind, either express or implied, with regards to the Service, including without limitation, warranties about the accuracy, completeness, or delivery of any information posted or transmitted by the Authority through the CodeRED™ System. Although CodeRED™ is an important tool for the Authority’s use in the event of an emergency, there is no guarantee that notification will reach any particular resident upon activation. By providing the Service, the Authority does not assume a duty of care and does not waive any of the protections of the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act (§ 24-10-101, et seq., C.R.S.). The Authority, its affiliates, agents, or contractors, or their respective employees, shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, reliance, punitive, or consequential damages or for lost profits or revenues or lost data or costs of cover relating to the Service, regardless of the legal theory under which liability is asserted.

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Street and Lane Closures

Street and Lane Closures

Current street closures

  • North Meadows Drive, north of Castle View High School’s back entrance, is closed until the completion of the North Meadows Extension in summer 2016 
  • Castlegate Drive North from U.S. Highway 85 to Castlegate Drive is closed for North Meadows Extension construction
  • Oakwood Drive from Canyon Drive to Plain View Place for PMP work for two weeks.
  • Grapevine, Hydrangea & N. Meadows Dr. street segments closed one day for one week.

Current lane closures

  • Blue Water Circle, Grady Circle, Sabino Lane and Pueblo Alta Way – asphalt work to last until mid-June
  • Canyon Drive – asphalt work to last until late June
  • Castle Oaks Drive – Soil testing to last until late June
  • Castle Oaks Drive from Pleasant View Drive to Autumn Sage Street – paving and grading to last until late June
  • Castleton Way – Utility work to last until late June
  • Coachline Road – Utility work to last until late June
  • Cool Meadow Place – milling work to last until late June
  • Crowfoot Valley Road – sidewalk construction to last until early June
  • Elegant Street – Waterline installation to last until late June
  • Emerald Drive and Plum Creek Parkway – wall reconstruction to last until early August
  • Fifth Street – Road and drainage work to last until late June
  • Founders Parkway between Crowfoot Valley Road and I-25 – CDOT road construction to last until July 2015 
  • Ghost Dance Drive, Ghost Dance Circle & Tall Tail Lane – Saw cutting until late June
  • Grapevine – waterline installation until late June
  • Holmby Court – Wall reconstruction work to last until late July
  • I-25 Frontage Road – road work and utility work to last until early July
  • Meadows Parkway, Meadows Boulevard and Prairie Hawk Drive – utility work to last until late June
  • North Meadows Drive – waterline installation until late June
  • Oakwood Drive – asphalt work to last until late June
  • Park Street – utility work to last until late June
  • Red Hawk Neighborhood – curb, gutter and sidewalk work to last until late June
  • Valley View Drive and Autumn Sage Street – Lane shift for road construction to last until late July
  • Valley View Drive and Autumn Sage Street – Utility work to last until late June
  • Wolfensberger Road, Topeka Way, Atchison Way and Atchison Court – utility work to last until late June

Town utility-related closures
Castle North Neighborhood – water valve repairs until late May

North Meadows Extension closures

  • I-25 northbound and southbound shoulder closures – construction remaining until early spring 2016
  • I-25 northbound and southbound single right lane closures – June 6 to June 9
  • U.S. 85 full closure from Atrium Drive to Happy Canyon Road during the night – June 7
  • U.S. 85 shoulder closures – construction remaining until early spring 2016
  • Castlegate Drive North closed from U.S. Highway 85 to Castlegate Drive – road work to last until early spring 2016


Ducky Derby
Second and Perry streets between Second and South streets will be closed from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Ducky Derby this Saturday, June 13.

Pedaling for Parkinsons
Saturday, June 13 bicyclists will be riding on the following roads for their race from 6 a.m. to noon: Wolfensberger Road, Plum Creek Parkway, Ridge Road, Enderud Boulevard and Highway 86.

Car Show Street Party
Wilcox Street from Fifth Street to Fourth Street will be closed 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 19 for the Car Show Street Party.

Car Show
Wilcox Street from Fifth Street to Third Street; Fourth Street from Perry to Jerry Street; Third Street from Perry Street to Wilcox Street; and Jerry Street from Fourth Street to Third Street will be closed 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, for the Car Show.

Map of closures

View a map of this week’s street, lane and event closures. 

Submit a closure

Lane closures within Town require the submittal of a street / lane closure application, along with a traffic-control plan.

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Public Art Commission

Public Art Commission

The Public Art Commission selects art for public buildings and parks within the Town. View more information about Castle Rock’s Public Art.Meetings


  • Stephen Maruska, Chair
  • Karin Kiley-Bowman, Vice Chair
  • Connie Barber
  • Karine Beard
  • Clarence Hughes
  • Stacy Kirby
  • Rosemarie Lohnert

Town staff liaison

  • Kristin Zagurski

Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce liaison

  • Pam Ridler

Meetings are open to the public, and three or more Councilmembers may also attend this meeting

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Agendas and Minutes

Meeting information

Agendas and meeting minutes for all Town boards and commissions, including Town Council, are available via this page. Agendas are listed below by board or commission. Minutes can be found using the link on the left-side menu.

Town Council agenda packet

Full Town Council meeting packets are available below. Packets include the agenda, previous meeting minutes, reference materials and other relevant items. Using Acrobat Reader, you can jump directly to a specific item using the bookmarks on the left-hand side, or you can scroll through the entire packet.

Watch live or view past Council meetings  

Planning Commission agenda packet

Parks and Recreation Commission agenda packet

  • View current agenda
  • View current agenda packet

Public Works Commission agenda packet

Board of Adjustment agenda packet

Board of Building Appeals agenda packet

Design Review Board agenda packet

Downtown Development Authority agenda packet

Election Commission agenda packet

Historic Preservation Board agenda packet

Liquor Licensing Authority agenda packet

Public Art Commission agenda packet

Public Safety Commission agenda packet

Utilities Commission agenda packet

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Fire / EMS

Protecting life and property
The Fire and Rescue Department protects the life and property of all residents in a 66-square-mile area, including the Town of Castle Rock and the Castle Rock Fire Protection District in Douglas County.


To be the best – at providing emergency and prevention services. 

High customer satisfaction – through quality preparation and excellent service.


  • Strength
  • Honor
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Leadership
  • Dedication
  • Service

The department has 76 career members (74 uniformed staff) and one volunteer member who staff four fire / rescue stations 24 hours a day to provide fire and medical services to the community.

In 2013, the department responded to 4,428 calls for service, an increase of 247 runs compared to 2012.

The Fire and Rescue Department provides:

  • Fire suppression (structural, wildland and vehicle) response
  • Advanced life support / emergency medical services (paramedic ambulance transportation)
  • Hazardous materials response and mitigation
  • Technical rescue (trench, confined space, building collapse and water rescue) services
  • Fire prevention / inspection services
  • Public and risk-reduction education

Emergency mass notifications
The CodeRED system is used to send critical communications to residents and business owners during emergencies in Town. When you sign, your information is put into a database to receive emergency mass notifications, otherwise known as reverse 911 calls. Help protect what is most important to you — your home, your business and your loved ones — by signing up now

Click CodeRED  to sign up.




Arturo Morales
Fire Chief

Contact Us

300 Perry St.
Castle Rock, CO  80104

Ph: 303-660-1066
Fax: 303-660-1069
Dial 911 for emergencies

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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The Police Department takes great pride in making the Town one of the safest communities along Colorado’s
Front Range.

Emphasizing education and crime prevention, we’ve seen the number of major crimes in Castle Rock decline since 2000, despite doubling in population and a slowing economy over the same period.

The department’s 90 employees include 67 sworn and 23 civilian personnel, in areas such as 

K-9 units, Patrol, Community Policing, Special Operations, Support Services and Investigations.


  • Maintains public safety in
    Castle Rock
  • Enforces the law in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing the statutory and judicial limitations of police authority and the constitutional rights of all persons

We are committed to partnering with the community to improve the quality of life, prevent and reduce crime, and provide excellence in police service.


The Castle Rock Police Department is dedicated to excellence through community safety, innovation, and public trust. Our goal is to provide for the safety and welfare of both the citizens and visitors of the Town of Castle Rock utilizing effective community-policing philosophies, including crime prevention, traffic enforcement, criminal investigation, crime-analysis and community involvement.

2015 Organizational Chart      

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Jack Cauley
Police Chief

Becky Hernandez
Administrative Supervisor

Shannon Eklund
Senior Office Assistant
Contact Us           
100 Perry St.
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Emergency: 911
Police tip line (voicemail):
Office Hours
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Online reporting system now available for nonviolent crimes. Click below for more information:
ePoliceReporting – report nonviolent crime online.

Emergency mass notifications

The CodeRED system is used to send critical communications to residents and business owners during emergencies in Town. When you sign up, your information is put into a database to receive emergency mass notifications, otherwise known as reverse 911 calls. Help protect what is most important to you — your home, your business and your loved ones — by signing up now. Click CodeRED to sign up.
Online crime mapping and more

RAIDS Online – maps and analyze crime data.           

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Flood Insurance

The Town encourages property owners to take advantage of flood insurance. If your property is located within the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), known as the 100-year floodplain, you may be subject to mandatory flood insurance.  

The Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 and the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 require federally regulated, supervised, or insured financial institutions and Federal Agency lenders to require flood insurance for buildings located in a participating NFIP community and in an SFHA.  

Even if your property is outside a flood zone, flooding is an inherent risk. Common insurance policies, including homeowner’s insurance policies, do not cover damages due to flooding. A separate flood insurance policy is needed to cover damages from flooding.  For information on how to purchase flood insurance, contact your insurance agent or visit FloodSmart.

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Pine Canyon Submittal Documents

Pine Canyon Submittal Documents

Learn more about this proposed project

This page provides links to the applicant’s submittal documents. Please note that some technically required documents are not linked here.
If you would like a copy of the application form, the applicant’s survey closure calculations, the annexation petition, or if there are any questions, contact Development Services by email or phone at 303-660-1393.
Location Map 

Note:  Some of the following documents are large and may take a while to open.

Narrative – The applicant provided a narrative describing the general character of the project. The applicant also describes how the project relates to the Town’s Comprehensive Master Plan and Vision 2020.

Annexation Plat – The annexation plat shows the boundary of the proposed annexation area.

Planned Development Plan (PD Plan) – The PD plan depicts the applicant’s proposed zoning areas, including open space and buffer areas.

Revised PD Plan (May 20, 2015)

Color PD Plan – A color version of the PD plan.

Revised Color PD Plan (May 20, 2015)

PD Zoning Regulations – The zoning regulations describe the types of uses and building heights allowed within each of the zones shown on the PD plan.

Revised PD Zoning Regulations (May 20, 2015)

PD Plan Supplemental Information – This document provides a color version of the PD plan, examples of how design might look in each zone district, and design guidelines for the development.

Traffic Impact Study (TIS) – The traffic impact study estimates future traffic impact from the proposed project.

Revised TIS (May 20, 2015)

Land Suitability Analysis – The land suitability analysis includes maps of existing slopes, natural resources, and a geologic evaluation. The slope map is a large file (87 MB) that will take time to download and display.

Phasing Plan – This plan shows individual phases within the proposed development.

Revised Phasing Plan

Drainage Report – The drainage report provides an overview of how drainage needs will be addressed. At the annexation and zoning stage, both the drainage report and the utility report provide general information. If property is annexed and zoned, more detailed engineering is required at later stages in the development process.

Utility Report – The utility report describes how the project fits into the Town’s utility system.

Economic Impact Analysis – The applicant prepared an analysis of the expected economic impacts of the project.

Fiscal Impacts

Water Efficiency Plan

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Pine Canyon

Learn About the Pine Canyon Project

Pine Canyon – Proposed annexation and planned development plan
Pine Canyon, also known as the Walker property, is located on both sides of Interstate 25 and stretches from Highway 86/Founders Parkway on the east to Plum Creek on the west – a total of 535 acres. The applicant is proposing zoning that would allow up to 515 single-family homes and up to 805 multi-family units. The zoning regulations allow a variety of commercial uses west of I-25, near Front Street, and along Highway 86.

The applicant estimates that the site could support up to 900,000 square feet of office, 130,000 square feet of retail, 208,000 square feet of light industrial, and 117,000 square feet of lodging. The proposal includes buffer requirements along the southern boundary of the property adjacent to the Woodlands/Escavera and Scott II subdivisions.


What’s the process?
Staff reviews the project, refers it to outside agencies such as Douglas County and the Colorado Department of Transportation for comment, and takes the proposal to public hearings (Planning Commission, followed by Town Council).  Annexation proposals like this one must follow a State-mandated process before the Town can hold public hearings on the proposal.

Substantial compliance and eligibility hearings
Staff reviewed the annexation petition and application for compliance with state requirements. On Sept. 16, 2014, Town Council found the proposal to be eligible for annexation.

Planning Commission meetings
This project was presented at the Dec. 11, 2014 Planning Commission meeting as an informational/discussion item. Watch a video of the meeting.  No action was taken by the Planning Commission.

An update on this application was presented at Planning Commission on Jan. 22, 2015. The purpose of the Jan. 22 meeting was for discussion/information. Due to the fact that the community outreach is not yet complete and the applicant is still working on technical issues, the future hearing will be re-noticed when the application is ready for Planning Commission consideration.

View the following links for additional information:
Please note that some of these documents are large and may take a while to open.

In Your Backyard fact sheet – A brief overview of the project; we will update this fact sheet as the project approaches public hearings and goes through the public hearing process.

PD Plan – This document serves as the zoning map for the proposed development.

Revised PD Plan (May 20, 2015)

PD Plan submittal information – This document provides a color version of the zoning map. It also includes photos and drawings intended to show the character of each of the zone districts. In addition, the information provides the project’s design guidelines.

Revised PD Plan Submittal Information (May 20, 2015)

Applicant narrative – The narrative describes the general character of the project. The applicant also describes how the project relates to the Town’s Comprehensive Master Plan and Vision 2020.

To review other supplementary information, including the applicant’s traffic study, the proposed PD zoning regulations and engineering reports, visit the Pine Canyon Submittal Documents web page.

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Board of Adjustment

Board of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustment hears and acts upon all eligible applications for variances and appeals of administrative decisions. Appeals concern any decision made by an administrative official charged with enforcing the zoning ordinance. Variances may be granted when owners of a property would suffer difficulty or unnecessary hardship if zoning or sign ordinances were enforced strictly (a property must have unusual shape or topography issues or some other exceptional situation or condition to be eligible for a variance).

View current agenda
    View current agenda packet


  • 6 p.m., the first Thursday of each month
  • Town Hall
    100 N. Wilcox St.
    Castle Rock, CO 80104

View current and archived Board of Adjustment minutes. 
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  • Kevin Raasch, Chair
  • Laurie Van Court, Vice Chair
  • Jeremy Cleveland
  • Linda Baumann
  • Brian Kelly

For additional information regarding the Board of Adjustment, email the zoning manager.

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