Letter to the editor

Posted 7/26/21

Growth needs better controls As a fourth-generation Colorado native who has lived in the Castle Rock area for almost 30 years, it breaks our hearts to watch the uncontrolled growth. We are not naive …

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Letter to the editor

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Growth needs better controls

As a fourth-generation Colorado native who has lived in the Castle Rock area for almost 30 years, it breaks our hearts to watch the uncontrolled growth.

We are not naive enough to believe Castle Rock, or Douglas County, can shut down the growth, however, many projects are being approved without any consideration to the residents' quality of life, water supplies, or the appropriate infrastructure.

We all understand that landowners have entitlements to develop on their land, however it is the local government's responsibility to control the growth. Castle Rock should not be a “free for all” for any developer who bought land.

One of the priorities of government officials is to maintain the quality of life. The master plan is to take the Town of Castle Rock to 120,000 people, which clearly is not a small town, and would be greater in population than Pueblo, Greeley and Westminster. Is this why people moved to Castle Rock? Probably not!

The traffic is terrible, and parking downtown is impossible, especially during coveted town events such as Starlighting and Oktoberfest.

Simply put, there should be a more thoughtful approach to Castle Rock's development, with the residents' quality of life as the primary objective.

Dave Martin

Castle Rock

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