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Sandstone Ranch Open Space:
Douglas County has a new open space which will be
accessible to the public. The process of developing
the Sandstone Ranch Master Plan – to include a public
process–isnowunderway. AsyourdrivealongHighway
105, there is a new open space access and parking lot
currently under construction. It will be a large parking lot similar to what can be found at Dawson Butte and Spruce Mountain. Douglas County’s Master Plan includes public access, while preserving and protecting the property’s cultural and historic assets, including the historic ranch operation; wildlife habitat and corridors, as well as the Pike National Forest connectivity; vegetation and other natural resources. Sandstone Ranch has spectacular views, expansive hay meadows, red rock formations, wildlife habitat, historic ranching operation, and 3.5 miles of common boundary with Pike National Forest. Sandstone Ranch is the crown jewel of all the County’s Open Space properties. This 2,038- acre ranch borders the Pike National Forest and features an extraordinarily diverse landscape including red rock formations and sloping meadows; vast wildlife habitat and corridors, expansive and diverse vegetation and other natural resources; as well as cultural and historic assets, including a historic ranch operation and a number of historic buildings dating back to its original owners in the 1870s. Multiple monthly events include horseback rides, sketching, butter y and wild ower hikes, as well as day hikes that encourage you to bring-your-own picnic. Reservations are required for all events, that are limited to 20 participants. Registration will open on the second Wednesday of every month for events o ered in the following month. Stay tuned and Douglas County will keep the public informed as to the progress of this unique and wonderful project!
New Mixed-Use Building:
Castle Rock Development, LLC, owner and developer of the property at 610 Jerry Street / 205 Sixth Street, is proposing a new, mixed-use building on the northeast corner of Jerry and Sixth Streets. The existing storage units will be demolished. The proposal includes 218 residential units over four levels, sitting on top of a two-level concrete podium with retail space, o ce space, residential amenities, and approximately 400 parking spaces. A portion of the garage parking is planned for public use. The proposed building would have a total of six stories. This proposed project is currently under review by Town O cials.
Sports Bar and Billards:
Developers have submitted a proposal to Castle Rock Planning Commission for a 2-story, 20,000 sq. ft. building, ReRack Billiards & Sports Bar proposed for the NW corner of the Kohl’s parcel (Founder’s Parkway @ Front Street). Eric & Rachel Kisiel plans to develop an upscale billiards and darts parlor with the sports activity. The ground  oor and the second  oor will have a sports lounge atmosphere: a large, open air, rooftop patio (dining with a view) serving sandwiches, burgers, and homemade desserts. The .75-acre site is on ground owned by Kohl’s. This project is under  nal review and if approved by the Town, construction should happen soon.
Encore at Castle Rock:
Likely the most visible construction project currently underway in Castle Rock. With a tall crane and numerous concrete trucks and workers, this project includes a seven-story building that will have residential, retail and o ce space on the west side of the building adjacent to Wilcox Street and a parking garage on the east side adjacent to Perry Street. The project also includes a plaza area by Town Hall and an additional plaza space by Wilcox Street. The ground  oor
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