Developer proposes rezoning, storage units
The City of Castle Pines is reviewing an application requesting permission for new types of development on the southwest corner of Castle Pines Parkway and Lagae Road, including self-storage.
The land use application to rezone portions of the Parkway Plaza development from business use to Planned Development was submitted by CP Commercial LLC in November to the City’s planning department. The developers met with nearby residents January 12 at the Douglas County Library – Castle Pines to detail their plans for the 10-acre property on the west end of the city’s commercial district. Construction crews graded the land last year, which encompasses six lots.
The application proposes to add storage units as an allowed use and “strike some other uses that neighbors don’t like or are not appropriate for that area anymore,” said Donna Ferguson, senior planner for the city.
If approved by City Council, the potential uses that would be eliminated include a retirement home, utility service facility, sexually-oriented business and an indoor firing range, to name a few. The January presentation to homeowners included an illustration of the proposed self-storage facility (pictured right), which showed one story above ground and another below ground. The city has not yet received an official application for the storage facility.
The rezoning proposal has not gone to a public hearing. Ferguson said the rezoning process would likely take three to four months, and the application then has to go through the site improvement plan process, which takes about four months to process.
By Chris Michlewicz; renderings provided by CP Commercial LLC