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Douglas County Once Again Approves Sterling Ranch Development

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Sterling Ranch teamed up with the Denver Botanic Gardens to create a water-smart garden off of West Titan Road in Littleton. (credit: Kathleen Lavine, Denver Business Journal)

Sterling Ranch teamed up with the Denver Botanic Gardens to create a water-smart garden off of West Titan Road in Littleton. (credit: Kathleen Lavine, Denver Business Journal)

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – For the second time Douglas County is approving a controversial development on 3,400 acres of ranch land.

A developer wants to build 12,000 homes around Roxborough Park Road along with parks, an athletic field, a hospital and schools.

County commissioners first approved the Sterling Ranch development in 2011, but opponents went to court and a judge ordered the developer to secure rights to 25 years-worth of water first. The developer now has an agreement for the water so commissioners approved the plan again late Wednesday afternoon.

Opponents say they still have concerns over issues including transportation. They say if they aren’t answered they may go to court again.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

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