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File #: RES 2019-132    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/11/2019 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 12/17/2019 Final action: 12/17/2019
Title: Resolution Approving First Amendment to Service Agreement for (Cobblestone Ranch Neighborhood Park - Master Plan)
Attachments: 1. Attachment A: Resolution, 2. Exhibit A: Amendment, 3. Exhibit 1: Original Agreement, 4. Exhibit 2: Fee Schedule, 5. Attachment B: Master Plan Draft, 6. Attachment C: Survey Results, 7. Presentation

To:                     Mayor and Members of Town Council


From:                     Jeff Brauer, Parks and Recreation Director



Resolution Approving First Amendment to Service Agreement for (Cobblestone Ranch Neighborhood Park - Master Plan)




Executive Summary


The purpose of this agenda item is to seek Town Council approval for the Cobblestone Ranch Regional Park Master Plan and subsequent amended services agreement with Norris Design.  The amendment is to complete the design of phase 1 improvements, bid documents and construction administration services in the amount of $221,800, which includes a 10% Town managed contingency. 


The Town of Castle Rock distributed a request for proposals (RFP) for the master planning and first phase design for a new park in Cobblestone Ranch in spring 2019. Seven landscape architectural firms responded to the RFP, which requested a fee proposal for master planning and a separate fee for construction documents, bid specifications and construction administration for the first phase of park development. Norris Design provided the lowest cost proposal and were selected for the project because of their fee and proven track record of delivering high quality projects within budget. The results of the RFP for design services were as follows:



Master Plan

Phase 1 construction and bid docs, construction admin.

Total Design Cost

Norris Design








Design Workshop




Design Concepts




The Architerra Group




BHA Design









The master plan process for Cobblestone Ranch park is now complete. Over 100 residents attended the first open house and design charrette in August. Two concepts were provided at the meeting and were posted online along with a survey, which resulted in 136 responses.


Survey results and discussions during the neighborhood meeting revealed the following themes:


                     Focus on trails and open space

                     Focus on play and activities

                     Keep parking on-site

                     Water conservation

                     Make sure the first phase serves the neighborhood

                     Maintain sledding hill

                     Provide buffer from residents/lighted fields along Castle Oaks Drive (away from houses)

                     Remove camping from plan

                     No vehicular access from Arabella Drive


The design team incorporated feedback into a single revised master plan draft, which can be viewed online at <> and is included in Attachment B. The master plan draft and supporting information was then placed on the Town of Castle Rock website with a survey running from October 29 through November 20. An additional 101 responses were gathered as of November 19, results can be reviewed in Attachment C. In addition, the design team held another open house to review the master plan draft on November 12 at Sage Canyon Elementary School, with approximately 70 residents in attendance. The revised master plan incorporated feedback from the first meeting in the following ways:


                     Removed camping

                     Included vehicular access from Castle Oaks Drive, with two potential emergency vehicle access points off of Arabella Drive

                     Ensured the sledding hill was not altered and could be improved

                     Added a large paved and unpaved network of trails

                     Added play areas to the core of the design with potential water access if irrigation pond is constructed

                     Included adequate onsite parking

                     Accounted for the use of synthetic turf for athletic fields, irrigated turf for high traffic areas and native irrigation to create a water conserving design

                     Accounted for full cutoff lighted fields located adjacent to Castle Oaks Drive away from homes


The design team completed final changes to the master plan draft related to feedback from the second meeting and online survey. The plan has flexibility to change based on future needs; however, the current draft helps to identify the types and locations for amenities that may not be included in the first phase. The design team will seek additional feedback from residents during the design of the first phase and any future phases will be subject to public process.


The Town contracted with Norris Design for master planning services in July 2019. Now that the master plan is complete, an amendment to the existing services agreement is required to authorize additional design services for the first phase of the project, which is to develop amenities to primarily serve the neighborhood. The timing for additional phases is not known at this time. The amended services agreement includes additional public process as well as construction documents, bid specifications and construction administration needed to construct the first phase.


The design team will begin work on first phase of design once the amended agreement is executed. Construction for phase 1 improvements is anticipated to begin in summer 2020 and be complete in fall 2021. 


Budget Impact


The design team from Norris Design is ready to proceed with the second phase of the design project, necessitating appropriating and encumbering additional funds from account #130-5275-452.75-21, in the amount of $200,900, with a 10 percent design contingency of $20,900, for a cost of $221,800, and a total cost of $281,400 (including $80,500, in previously encumbered funds with regard to the Master Plan), in order to meet the Town’s financial obligations related to the Cobblestone Ranch Project.  Appropriation is budgeted within the 2019 budget.


Proposed Motion


I move to approve the resolution as introduced by title.”




Attachment A:                      Resolution

Exhibit A:                                          Amendment

Exhibit 1:                                           Original Agreement

Exhibit 2:                                           Fee Schedule

Attachment B:                     Master Plan Draft

Attachment C:                     Survey Results