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File #: RES 2020-094    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/8/2020 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action: 9/15/2020
Title: Resolution of the Town Council of Castle Rock Stating Its Opposition to the Rezoning Application Submitted by JRW Family Limited Partnership, LLLP, to Douglas County for the Pine Canyon Planned Development
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Attachment A: Vicinity Map, 3. Attachment B: Resolution (rev. 09-15-2020), 4. Presentation

To:                     Honorable Mayor and Members of Town Council

 

Through:                     Tara Vargish, Director, Development Services Department

 

From:                     Sandy Vossler, Senior Planner, Development Services Department

 

Title

Resolution of the Town Council of Castle Rock Stating Its Opposition to the Rezoning Application Submitted by JRW Family Limited Partnership, LLLP, to Douglas County for the Pine Canyon Planned Development

Body

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Executive Summary

 

In May 2020, Town Council directed staff to complete a preliminary review of the Pine Canyon Planned Development (PD); a rezoning application submitted to Douglas County.  In addition, staff was directed to prepare a Resolution of Opposition stating the Town’s position regarding the rezoning request.

 

The purpose of this report is to provide Town Council with a summary of staff’s current review findings and present a Resolution for Town Council action (Attachment B).  This preliminary analysis evaluated the Pine Canyon PD documents submitted to date to Douglas County.  Town staff based comments on the policies and criteria found in the following Douglas County documents:

 

                     Douglas County Zoning Regulations

                     Douglas County Subdivision Regulations

                     Douglas County 2040 Comprehensive Master Plan

                     Douglas County Parks, Trails and Open Space Master Plan

                     Douglas County Transportation Master Plan

 

In addition, provisions of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Urban Drainage and International Fire Code are applicable to the review of this proposal.  Town staff anticipates receiving from Douglas County the formal request for external comments before the end of September.  Staff will have 21 days to provide comments back to the County.  Analysis of the formal referral may result in identification of additional concerns and issues.

 

Staff Recommendation

 

Town staff is not opposed to development of this parcel; however, the current urban level development proposal does not comply with Douglas County policies and requirements governing unincorporated development, nor does the PD Plan and stated commitments demonstrate how it will mitigate the impacts that this new community will have on the existing Town residents, services, infrastructure, and amenities that surround it.

 

After a detailed review of the information provided to date by the Applicant to Douglas County, Town staff recommends approval of a formal resolution of opposition to the proposed Pine Canyon Planned Development (Attachment B).  This proposed resolution outlines the concerns that have been identified to date.  Once Douglas County forwards the formal request for referral comments to the Town, Town staff will have 21 days to review any revised or additional information and incorporate additional comments into the written response to the County.  The proposed resolution also allows the Town Manager and Development Services Director to take further action, as needed, to oppose this proposal.

 

Proposed Motion

 

“I move to approve the Resolution as introduced by title.”

 

Attachments

 

Attachment A:  Vicinity Map

Attachment B:  Resolution