Guiding Documents

Guiding Documents

Our guiding documents shape how we grow and where we invest our resources. They create a shared vision for the long-term future of the City and are informed by resident opinion and crafted by City officials.

These plans and related documents are all public documents and available for viewing below.


Castle Pines Home Rule Charter

The Charter is a community’s "constitution" and most important guiding document.

The Charter cannot be easily amended, so great care has gone into drafting it. Residents overwhelmingly voted to approve the City's first Home Rule Charter in May 2019. Under Home Rule, Castle Pines residents are given greater authority to create laws that meet the needs and expectations of the community.

Home Rule Charter


Zoning Ordinance

Castle Pines has divided our geographic area into zones and each have a unique set of standards for land uses and development regulations balancing the general health, safety, and welfare of the public with private property owners rights to use their land to their best interest.

Zoning Ordinance

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Subdivision Regulations

This municipal ordinance mandates a review of a proposed division of land into separate lots for resale against pre-determined standards. It is designed to guarantee adequate streets, utilities, drainage, and means of leaving the development and entering the area.

Subdivision Regulations

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Comprehensive Plan

The comprehensive plan defines how we envision Castle Pines over the next 25 years and how we can get there, step by step. It addresses key elements including land use, community facilities, economic development, transportation and more.

2021 Comprehensive Plan

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Parks and Recreation Plan

The Castle Pines community values scenic beauty and an active lifestyle made possible by a connected system of trails, open space and quality parks. The parks and recreation plan addresses how we can continue to create recreational opportunities and care for our natural environmental resources.

Parks & Rec Plan

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Capital Improvement Plan

The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) provides a forecast of funds available for capital projects and identifies all planned capital improvements and their estimated costs over the five-year period. The most recent CIP is for the years 2019-2023. As the current plan is out of date, a more comprehensive CIP will be developed in 2021 for the years 2021-2025.

Capital Improvement Plan