Promenade gets go ahead; referendum petition withdrawn
By Elizabeth Wood West; photo courtesy of Bob Wiebold
Construction at Promenade at Castle Rock (Promenade) is moving forward following the unexpected withdrawal of a referendum petition submitted to the Town of Castle Rock (Town) by residents Keith Lattimore-Walsh and Linda Van Nostran, with the support of Save the Castle Rock Prairie Dogs and Wildlands Defense groups.
The petition was withdrawn after Promenade’s developers Alberta Development Partners (Alberta) reached an agreement with the petitioners. During previous public hearings, the petitioners had requested that the Town and Alberta implement a relocation plan for a prairie dog colony located on the Promenade property as part of the approval process for the project. The petitioners filed their referendum petition after their request was denied and the Town gave final approval for Promenade.
Per the agreement, Alberta has agreed to work with Wildlands Defense to relocate the remaining prairie dogs on the Promenade site; to create a prairie dog mitigation task force; and to partner in the creation of a prairie dog ecosystem and conservation program. In return, the petitioners agreed to withdraw their petition.
Founding Alberta principal Don Provost said, “We’re pleased to have reached an agreement that will meet a variety of community needs, including a significant contribution to wildlife conservation in the Castle Rock area. We look forward to collaborating with all parties to fulfill our commitments. We also look forward to the opening next year of the first phase of Promenade at Castle Rock.”
For further information, visit www.crgov.com.
Promenade is a 166-acre mixed-use project located between U.S. Highway 85 and I-25, north of the Outlets at Castle Rock. The project is planned for up to one million square feet of commercial development and 350 multi-family residential units.