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Chick Fil-A:
A proposal has been submitted for review and approval to the Town of Castle Rock to expand the Chick Fil-A located at 346 Metzler Drive, just north from Target. The plan is to add a second drive thru canopy as well as a kitchen expansion on the site. Once completed, this addition will greatly enhance tra c  ow for drive-up customers and improve the customer service experience since this is a high-volume store. It will help both the employees and the Chick Fil-A customers with greater e ciencies. This proposal mirrors the design of the Chick Fil-A store located at the Castle Rock Promenade.
Pizza Hut:
The Town of Castle Rock has received a Site Development Plan (SDP) application for a new retail center, to be located at 340 S. Wilcox Street. This .86 acre stie currently includes the Pizza Hut restaurant which is planned to be demolished during the  nal phase of this project. The owner/developer plans to build a 3,100 square-foot retail center that is anchored by a new delivery/carry-out Pizza Hut store. The developer is currently working with the town to hold public neighborhood meetings to listen and learn about public concerns and ideas regarding this project. Once approved, construction will be visible along Wilcox where Pizza Hut is currently located. This will modernize the architecture of this chain restaurant.
Rueter-Hess Reservoir:
The Rueter-Hess Recreation Authority recently announced that they have
received funding to build a new Incline Challenge which will be very similar
to the Incline at Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock. Located just west of the
Rueter-Hess Water Puri cation Facility, a parking lot has been designated
for visitors at the bottom of this new incline. The incline will feature 132
steps which will be connected to the Rosie Rueter Trail loop that leads to
and from the parking lot. This facility will be open to the public seven days
week form sunup to sundown, year-around. This is a welcomed addition
for nearby residents who enjoy outdoor adventure. At present, the reservoir
is not open to the public. Prior to opening, signi cant improvements are required at the entrance as well as on-site recreation sta /rangers and buildout of necessary infrastructure to accommodate the general public. The recreation Master Plan states that the Reservoir will eventually o er outdoor recreation to include  shing, on-leash dog walking/dog runs, 17 miles of trails for hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, and cross- country skiers/snowshoers. Stand-up paddle boards, canoes, kayaks and small non-motorized watercraft will be allowed once the Reservoir is completely sta ed and open to the public. It is located about three miles southwest of downtown Parker on Newlin Gulch, which is a tributary of Cherry Creek. From I-25, take the Castle Pines exit and drive east on Hess Road. There is signi cant new single-family housing construction nearby.
Stay tuned to future issues of the Castle Rock “AreaNewsletters” as Wade continues to let us know What’sGoingOn. To see previous articles, you may  nd them in Archived issues of the Castle Rock “AreaNewsletters”.
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