Archive for September, 2017

Perry Street Downtown set to be one-way starting Sept. 11

As Downtown Castle Rock transforms this year, additional parking is a priority for the local government.

Overall, the Town expects to gain more than two dozen parking spaces among multiple projects Downtown, including the Festival Park redesign. But to get there, roadwork will be required.

Starting Sept. 11, crews will be working to shape new parking spaces along Perry Street adjacent to the park. For the safety of the workers and the traveling public, Perry Street will be turned into a one-way-only street going north between South Street (just south of the Town Hall parking lot) and Third Street. This traffic pattern is expected to last through late September.

The detour for southbound traffic is Perry Street south to Third Street west to Wilcox Street, and then Wilcox Street south.

The Town expects construction of the new roundabout at Third and Perry streets to be completed before this work begins.

Please pay extra attention while driving through any construction zone. Remember – all businesses remain open during construction Downtown.

For a look at all lane and road closures within Town, visit CRgov.com/Roadwork.  

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Become an American outlaw! Halfway to Hazard brings out the rebel spirit Sept. 22

Do you believe in Country ‘til the day you die? The final concert in the Town’s Summer Concert Series may be able to help. But, you only get so much time. Halfway to Hazard takes the stage Friday, Sept. 22 at the Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park. Tickets are on sale now!

Halfway to Hazard are the opening words of “Cold,” the first song David Tolliver and Chad Warrix wrote together. A little bit country and a little bit rock and roll describes the duo, and their self-titled debut album, a richly-colored portrait of their lives set to words and music that is both deeply personal and utterly familiar to people with small town roots and great big dreams.

Instead of meeting in Vegas, meet your friends and family for a perfect summer night in Castle Rock. The gates open at 6 p.m. With opening performer, Buckstein, starting a 7 p.m., Halfway to Hazard will take the stage around 8:30 p.m. Bring a low-profile lawn chair or blanket to better enjoy the show.

Head to CRgov.com/PSMConcerts for tickets. Prices range from $10 to $40 for adults and $10 for kids in the lawn.

Halfway to Hazard is the final concert in the Town’s Summer Concert Series. Back for the second year, the concert series brings amazing events to the Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park on select weekends May through September. Enjoy live music from nationally known bands, along with craft beer and cocktails under the stars.

Learn more about event details, artists and ticket information at CRgov.com/PSMConcerts.

Looking to help out? We’re looking for sponsors! Be among the first to present this exciting series to our community. Plus, join the events staff or become a volunteer. Email specialevents@CRgov.com for more information.

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Rock Park to be made official “natural area” with proposed zoning changes; informational public meet

Castle Rock’s “Rock” monument is an icon for the entire community. The Town’s namesake is home to the Star during the holiday season and one of the largest landmarks in the area. It’s also a wonderful place for trail-goers to explore a great view. That’s why the Town is creating a new zone district to update the zoning classification of Rock Park and officially classify the park as a natural area.

An ordinance will be presented to Town Council at its Oct. 17 meeting. The purpose is to create a new zone classification, the PL-3 District. This will officially define the park as a natural area and will align the park’s permitted uses with the activities and facilities that currently exist.

Learn more at an informational public meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7 in the Town Hall lobby, 100 N. Wilcox St.

Currently, Rock Park is zoned as a Single-Family Residence District (R-1). The primary use with the R-1 District is detached single-family homes. Clearly, this zoning designation is not appropriate for the community’s goals.

The PL-3 District would define the park as a natural area with the exception of the service items and features already in existence at the park. Permitted uses on the proposed PL-3 District will generally include open space; wildlife sanctuary; trails and associated service facilities such as restrooms, picnic pavilions and information kiosks; off-street parking and driveways; and temporary community events. Additionally, the PL-3 District would allow for the continued maintenance and operation of the flagpole and Star.

Don’t miss the informational public meeting to find out more about the proposed zoning change. Parks and Recreation staff will be on hand to answer questions and address concerns. Please keep in mind, this new zoning classification would not change any of the park’s features – only make it easier for the Town to maintain the monument.

Other public hearing opportunities will be at the Town’s Planning Commission meeting Thursday, Sept. 28. Town Council is also scheduled to review the proposed zoning change for the first time at its Tuesday, Oct. 17 meeting. Both Town Council and Planning Commission meetings begin at 6 p.m. in Town Hall Council Chambers, 100 N. Wilcox St.

Currently, the Rock Park site is just over 62 acres and consists of eight previously separated parcels acquired as public open space between 1947 and 1991. Securing this new zoning would help officially consolidate the entire park site. This will help with maintenance for Rock Park and the Star.

Find out more about the history of Rock Park and the proposed zoning changes at CRgov.com/RockPark.

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