Sterling Ranch Plan In Douglas County Approved

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4)- A controversial plan to build more than 12,000 homes in northwest Douglas County has been given the green light. It’s called Sterling Ranch and the project was unanimously approved by Douglas County Board of County Commissioners at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The decision comes after weeks of public hearings. Residents of Chatfield Basin had opposed Sterling Ranch, claiming such a large development would destroy their rural lifestyle.

Commissioners sided with the development, claiming the $4.4 billion project met all their requirements.

Construction of Sterling Ranch is expected to create thousands of jobs and generate an economic impact of $425 million annually.

Sterling Ranch is expected to begin building infrastructure in 2012. Construction of the first village is planned for 2013.

Sterling Ranch has vowed to build Colorado’s most water-efficient community.

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  1. Al says:

    More unfettered growth that will exceed the carrying capacity of the land and watershed. Shame on Douglas County commisioners and voters.

  2. Dan says:

    disgusting. with all the unsold property in the greater metro area, the last thing needed is 12,000 more homes added to the inventory. nevermind the water requirements. obviously there is some sort of developer payola going on here. the greater Denver area is out of control.

  3. Dan C says:

    WITH A DEVELOPMENT THIS SIZE, AND THE IMPACT ON THE FRONT RANGE SOMEONE I BELIEVE GOT PAYED OFF. THE QUALITY OFF LIFE FOR ALL THOSE PEOPLE IN NORTHWESTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY AND CHATFIELD STATE PARK JUST WENT TO HELL!!!!!!

  4. Ted says:

    How much more will the citizens of this state bear from irresponsible government? We get new people in office with their campaign lies and then it is business as usual. We need action on this from the Governor’s office on down. This State does not have enough water as it is and then this. You see Hickenlooper and Salazar runing their mouth sounding like they care about this State but I don’t see it. May God have mercy as you are suppose to be leaders for the benefit of the people, not more money in developers paocets. Shame on all of you, Douglas County officials obviously included.

  5. Mike says:

    Sounds like a lot of sour grapes to me. A group of whiny hypocrites. “I’ve got my piece of Colorado but nobody else should get theirs”. Probably not a single native in the whole lot of you.

  6. Laura Losaw says:

    This is a positive move, Lots of water issues out there.They will be bringing in water for existing homes that is desperately needed.

    1. Joane Skultety says:

      This is all political land/grabbing and it needs to stop now. These homes will NOT bring more water to existing homes?? The water first goes to the ranchers … which is only right… then to the homeowners. I AM a Colorado Native and it makes me sick to see the misuse of land. We have hundreds of vacant homes, buildings, shopping areas, and they still build more. When will the insanity stop? It’s time to OUST some politicians, commissioners, etc.

  7. Debbie Mason Gilliam says:

    I’ve enjoyed living out in that area for the last 11 years. The thought of 12000 home being built makes me sick!! I’ll be first in line to leave the area. Can’t developers forget about how much money they will be receving and just leave some land alone?

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