Construction crews are ready to break ground in Castle Rock, CO on a project that includes a year-round ski hill and new bike trails. The development, which will also feature a hotel, conference space, offices and retail space, is being built on the same land where Castle Rock’s landfill used to sit.
It’s taken years to get to this point, there were roughly 9,500 truckloads of garbage needed to be removed from the land, but this month, P3 Advisors was given the all-clear from the state to start development on the 65-acre property, just off of Interstate 25. They hope to have the ski hill opened up next year and the entire project completed within six years.
“We see the future of this land is being an economic driver for the community and its citizens and we see it is a wonderful place to linger and hang out,” a spokeman said. “It’s a lot of change but it’s a good change.”
The plan also includes new bike trails that will connect the area to downtown Castle Rock to help alleviate some of the congestion on I-25.
Castle Rock is just 30-mins south of Denver and is the 2nd healthiest county in the country. The current population is 60,000, but it is estimated that is growing by 1,000 every year.