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File #: DIR 2020-001    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion/Direction Item Status: Filed
File created: 12/24/2019 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 1/7/2020 Final action: 1/7/2020
Title: Discussion/Direction: 2020 Major Project List

To:                     Honorable Mayor and Members of Town Council


From:                     David L. Corliss, Town Manager



Discussion/Direction: 2020 Major Project List





As the new year gets underway, it is helpful to set out a forecast of 2020 major projects. As with any forecast, the below project list is subject to change. It will serve as a short-hand outline for updates that will occur throughout the year.

Ensure outstanding public safety

Add three positions in Police - a detective, a school resource officer and a training officer

Replace Fire’s self-contained breathing apparatus equipment

Complete construction of the North Building at the Town’s Public Safety Training Facility

Construct an addition to the Police Department’s parking lot

Remodel the apparatus bays at Fire Stations 154 and 155

Adopt and begin implementation of Fire’s 2020-2024 master and strategic plans


Enhance our transportation

Widen Plum Creek Parkway east of Gilbert Street to Eaton Circle, including constructing two new roundabouts

Begin design and property acquisition for the future roundabout at State Highway 85 and Fifth Street

Continue the annual Pavement Maintenance Program, focused in 2020 on central Castle Rock

Complete a Transit Feasibility Study

Improve certain Downtown alleys and begin work on a Downtown Alley Master Plan

Acquire the remaining right of way needed and set aside funds toward the future Crystal Valley Parkway interchange with Interstate 25

Install two new traffic signals - the locations of which are still being determined - and replace traffic signal detection system equipment


Secure our water future

Complete upgrades to the Plum Creek Water Purification Facility so the Town can provide purified reuse water

Complete construction of the pump station and reuse pipeline from the Town’s diversion and reservoir north of Sedalia to deliver reuse water to the Plum Creek Water Purification Facility

Complete design and start permitting of Castle Rock Reservoir No. 2, to be located on the property north of Sedalia

Continue the WISE, Box Elder and Chatfield Reallocation renewable water projects, as well as consider purchase of Cherry Creek renewable water rights

Add and improve Denver Basin groundwater supply wells

Construct water, sewer, stormwater and street improvements in the Craig & Gould neighborhood and complete additional water line rehabilitations and replacements

Invest in projects at the Plum Creek Water Reclamation Authority, which treats the Town’s wastewater, and rehabilitate/replace some of the Town’s aging sanitary sewer pipe

Continue stream and drainageway and stormwater infrastructure projects

Construct the long-planned Administration and Customer Service building

Construct a new water tank in Liberty Village/Cobblestone Ranch

Continue educating nonresidential customers about the planned change to their water budgets to reflect their actual irrigated areas and plant materials in order to encourage continued conservation

Add three water plant operators, two drinking water system construction and repair operators and one engineering project manager


Maintain strong Parks and Recreation

Design and initiate construction of a neighborhood park in Cobblestone Ranch, which will be completed in 2021

Complete a master plan for the new park site in Plum Creek

Complete a Recreation Facility Feasibility Study

Continue development of recreation opportunities at Rueter-Hess Reservoir

Replace playground equipment and other amenities within existing parks, including Butterfield Crossing, Mitchell Gulch and Plum Creek parks

Design extensions of the Colorado Front Range Trail, and extend trails at Gateway Mesa, Covy Court and Sellars Gulch

Complete improvements to the Recreation Center’s parking lot and Leisure Pool HVAC unit and implement new recreation registration software system

Renew the department’s Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies accreditation

Add a full-time therapeutic recreation specialist


Support economic development

Enhance electronic programs within Development Services so activity can be tracked and coordinated

Implement policy documents including the Craig & Gould Neighborhood Plan and the I-25 Corridor Study

Improve customer service efforts through the Small Project Success Team and other activities

Continue facilitating the urban renewal authority to enable development of the Miller’s Landing project and working with the Redbarre team to explore opportunities in the southwest quadrant

Issue certificates of participation to fulfill the Town’s financial commitments for the Encore project


Manage Town finances conservatively

Complete the 2021 Budget, along with the annual five-year financial plan and Capital Improvement Program

Study and present to Council recommendations for ensuring the Town’s fiscal sustainability

Bring to Council for consideration a policy regarding metropolitan districts and revisions to the Town’s sales tax definitions to ensure consistency with other municipalities


Additional 2020 work plan items

Facilitate 2020 election processes and implement results of the election as required

Implement public-facing and multi-department technology products, including adding new video-management software and security cameras at key intersections; improving the Town’s payment card industry data compliance; and acquiring software to analyze vehicle crash data to improve safety

Complete a review of the Town’s Americans With Disabilities Act compliance and implement a living Transition Plan

Review how the Town is planning to meet the needs of an aging population

Study issues surrounding the Town’s energy usage

Examine issues related to workforce availability and housing affordability

Develop plans for potential future open space acquisitions

Add a security and access control coordinator position in the Division of Innovation and Technology

Successfully recruit and onboard a new Town Attorney

Implement Council direction concerning sister cities opportunities

Review and receive Council direction on the issue of short-term rentals