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Upcoming Public Meetings

Stay Tuned, Public Meetings and Opportunities for the Douglas County process coming this fall/winter.

Community Involvement Process

The “Community Involvement Process” (CIP) is an internal process that any improvement to the Backcountry must go through.  It ensures community participation through a required public meeting and two Delegate and Board votes.  The CIP for the Backcountry Outdoor Center project began in the spring of 2022 and was completed in July 2022 with the final, near unanimous, Delegate vote.

The CIP precedes any required Douglas County processes.


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Douglas County Process

Amendment to the Highlands Ranch Planned DevelopmentSummary/Narrative

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Public Meetings Archive

Public Meeting #1

Public Meeting #2 

Public Meeting #3 & 5

Public Meeting #4

Site Visit/Pancake Breakfast

Project Timeline

*Indicates date is subject to change depending on Board and Delegate approval


  • July-August 2021
    Conceptual Plan Project RFP Process
  • September 2021
    Conceptual Plan Project awarded to Design Concepts
  • October 26, 2021
    Conceptual Plan: Public Meeting #1
  • November 30th, 2021
    Conceptual Plan: Public Meeting #2
  • December 7, 2021
    Conceptual Plan Final Public Comments Due


  • March 22, 2022
    Delegate Meeting:  Design Concepts Presentation of final Conceptual Plan to Delegates and Board
  • April 19, 2022
    Delegate Meeting:  Financial/Business Plan Presentation
  • April – June
    By appointment:  Individual Site Visits/Tours
  • April 27, 2022
    Public Meeting #3:  Project Information:  Conceptual Plan/Business Finance Information
  • *May 9, 2022
    BWS:  Board Vote to Initiate Community Involvement Process
  • *May 17, 2022
    Delegate Meeting:  Community Involvement Process:  Delegate Vote #1
  • May 21, 2022
    Public Meeting #4:  Flapjack Summer Kickoff/Site Visit
  • *June 14, 2022
    Community Involvement Process:  Public Meeting #5 
  • *June 21, 2022
    Delegate Meeting:  Community Involvement Process wrap up (no vote)
  • *July 19, 2022
    Delegate Meeting:  Community Involvement Process:  Final vote
    Board Meeting:  Community Involvement Process:  Final Vote
  • *August 2022-March 2023
    Complete Site Plan
    Complete Douglas County Process


  • *March 2023 – December 2023
    Construction Documents
    Bidding, Addenda, Contract Award


  • *2024
    Construction Start (Dates TBD)