Assessing needs and optionsParking the car – it's something most drivers do multiple times each day. Usually, without much thought.
But as Downtown Castle Rock increasingly becomes a destination for residents and visitors, thought must be put into how best to meet the community's parking and access needs.
New regulations implemented
Prior to 2018, Town Code did not require parking for Downtown developments.
Town Council voted to change Town Code in fall 2018 to require one parking space for each residential unit built Downtown. Commercial developments now also require parking.
In addition to these code changes, parking enforcement is now being conducted by Castle Rock Police Department's Community Service Officer. Additionally, changes were implemented in 2017 to add nearly 20 parking spots to Downtown. View the slides from a presentation to Town Council regarding these changes.
Downtown parking changes
Downtown Parking StudyA study of current and future parking needs in Downtown Castle Rock was conducted in 2016/17. The study included development of a plan with short- and long-term strategies to more effectively and efficiently meet the growing mobility needs of residents, visitors and employers.
View the executive summary of the study, a list of action items and the full study.
In some cases, past studies led to changes in parking restrictions, while in another it led to the construction of the Downtown Parking garage. Get the history by reading the documents to the right.