Dawson Ridge neighborhood meeting scheduled

Developers plan 5,800-home development near Territorial Road

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As community survey results continue to show residents are concerned with the pace of growth in Castle Rock, the town is moving forward with several projects, including the proposed 5,800-home Dawson Ridge development.

During the May 6 town council meeting, Tara Vargish, development services director, updated the council on the project that is in the early phases of the public process. With two neighborhood meetings being held already, Vargish said project developer Westside Investments will host another meeting on May 24 at 6 p.m.

Residents will be able to provide feedback and ask questions about the proposed rezoning before a formal request is submitted to the town.

According to the meeting notice, the proposed planned development amendment applies to the entirety of Dawson Ridge and portions of the Westfield Trade Center planned development.

The Dawson Ridge planned development, located on the west side of Interstate 25 and south of Territorial Road, was originally approved by the town in 1986. The Westfield Trade Center, located on the west side of I-25 and north of Territorial Road, was approved in 1989.

Both properties have remained mostly undeveloped over the last three decades. According to the town report, Dawson Ridge did some roadway and utility work, but nothing was ever put into service.

The proposed development amendment includes 2,000 acres of land, with a proposal to create a comprehensive zoning document for both properties under one name and development plan.

According to the development plan, an estimated 50% of the property will be designated as open space or public land, allowing for recreational opportunities and trails and parks with views of downtown Castle Rock, Pikes Peak, Dawson Butte and the Front Range.

In housing, the updated plan calls for up to 5,850 units, including 3,400 single-family units and 2,450 multi-family units.

The developer is designating 3.2 million square feet for commercial development.

According to neighborhood meeting information, the town plans to construct a new interstate interchange at Territorial Road and Crystal Valley Parkway. Right-of-way dedication and financial contribution for the design and future construction will be discussed in the rezoning proposal.

The May 24 meeting can be attended either in person or virtually. To attend in person, the meeting will be held at Town Hall, located at 100 N. Wilcox St. Virtual participants can log in at https://crgov.webex.com/crgov/onstage/g.php?MTID=e36e6ed8b83680a6cd19f4081ba3c53ce.

Once logged in, use the following information:

Event number: 187 520 6396

Event password: May24Dawson

Phone: +1-408-418-9388

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