A flurry of construction in Castle Pines
By Chris Michlewicz; photo by Bob Wiebold
The summer of 2021 is shaping up to be a busy one as construction activity picks up along the Lagae Road corridor in the City of Castle Pines.
Construction equipment has been used to grade the land on the southwest corner of Castle Pines Parkway and Lagae Road, in the City’s business district, to make way for development on six pad sites. Known as the Lagae Family Parcel, residents can expect to see vertical construction in the latter half of the year.
Ventana Capital is planning to build a 10,000-square-foot, one-story office building on the vacant property; the City of Castle Pines Planning Commission is expected to review those plans this month.
There are also plans for a 3,000-square-foot breakfast restaurant called the Ugly Omelet. If approved, the restaurant will include a 600-square-foot patio. Pre-submittal documents for the eatery were submitted to City staff for review earlier this year; no date has been set for official approval.
Sam Bishop, community development director for the City of Castle Pines, said there have been discussions for a Starbucks on the same corner, but no official documents have been submitted for review yet. The existing Starbucks on the south side of Castle Pines Parkway near Debbie Lane would likely move to the Lagae Family Parcel.
One of the pad sites on the south side of Castle Pines Parkway and Lagae Road is tentatively designated for a new city hall building, but funding was not allocated for the project in 2021, Bishop said.
Xcel Energy is also conducting utility work across from the Lagae Family Parcel, on the north side of Castle Pines Parkway, to serve future tenants to the south. That work is expected to be finished by the end of July.
Further to the south on Lagae Road, crews are starting to move dirt northeast of the roundabout that connects Lagae Road and Monarch Boulevard to make way for 187 townhomes approved by the planning commission last year. Motorists can expect to see construction on Lagae Road with possible lane closures in the coming months as the entrances to the townhome development are constructed.
Directly to the west and south, residential and mixed-use projects are in various stages of completion or review.
For detailed plans or to view an interactive map of ongoing construction, visit the City’s website at www.castlepinesco.gov.