You are invited to an Open House with Sterling Ranch Development Company. Thank you for attending the Sterling Ranch Development Company 6A, 1st Amendment Listening Forum last Saturday, February 3.

We heard you.

Because of the large crowd and time constraints, questions specific to the Ascent Village retail and multifamily development were left unanswered. Sterling Ranch Development Company wants to be as transparent and open as possible. We would like to have a follow-up opportunity with the community to share information and answer questions related to this project at two Open House events. This is your opportunity to have small group discussions with the 6A, 1st Amendment development team.

Please join the Sterling Ranch Development Company, Kimley-Horn Engineering Company, Fox Tuttle Transportation Group, and PCS Group Inc. for a 6A 1st Amendment Question and Answer Open House.

Sterling Ranch Development Company Open House

Monday, February 19, from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday, February 22, from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Overlook Clubhouse


February is often our snowiest month, and there is another chance for snow this weekend. The next system moves in, dropping high temperatures to 35 degrees on Saturday. A Winter Storm Watch is issued from today at 5:00 pm until Sunday, February 11 at 5:00 am. Wet and heavy snow is possible, with snow accumulations from 4 to 8 inches. We will keep you updated this weekend on the snow removal status.


Sterling Ranch was covered in almost 10 inches of snow last weekend, creating a serene winter wonderland. Although it was cold, the beauty of the snowfall and the stillness it brought was beautiful. Many of our residents embraced the snow and ventured outside to enjoy the peacefulness of nature's winter gift.



The Resident Advisory Committee has been researching potential locations for a new dog park in the community. After considering resident feedback, which has included both for and against the idea of dog parks, the Committee has looked at nine different locations. Residents are generally in favor of having a dog park within the community, but there has been a strong preference for it to be located outside of a park or open space near their homes. As a result, the Committee has recommended that the search for a location continue, emphasizing integrating a dog park into future parks rather than in existing areas that have already been developed.


It's no secret that we at Sterling Ranch love our dogs. We take our dogs to parks, breweries, work, and shopping. But the best place to bring your pup is to open spaces dedicated just for your best friend and his four-legged buddies to run, play, bark, and fetch.

Luckily, there are plenty of great spots across the Denver metro area, and several are very close to Sterling Ranch, including Glendale Farms Dog Park in Castle Pines and Chatfield State Park Off-Leash Dog Area. Here's the complete list of the area's best dog parks.

Do's and don'ts for visiting any local dog park or when walking your dog in Sterling Ranch:

  • DO make sure your dog is up to date on vaccinations
  • DO bring plenty of waste bags and clean up after your dog.
  • DO leave your dog's collar on, and use a leash when entering and exiting the park (Please leash all dogs at Sterling Ranch).
  • DON'T bring aggressive dogs.
  • DON'T leave your dog unattended.

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As the holiday season has ended, we want to remind you to remove all holiday decorations and lights, including clips, from your home. If you have not had a chance to remove these items, please plan on removing them as soon as possible to avoid receiving a personal reminder.



Meeting dates, times, and locations are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information on meetings, see the Community Calendar.

  • Design Advisory Committee, Tuesday, February 13, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Overlook Clubhouse
  • New Homeowners' Orientation, Wednesday, February 14, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Overlook Clubhouse
  • Construction Committee, Wednesday, February 14, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Remote
  • Design Review Committee, Thursday, February 15, 9:00 am - 11:00 am, Overlook Clubhouse
  • Finance Committee, Thursday, February 15, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Remote
  • Landscaping Class, Tuesday, February 20, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Overlook Clubhouse
  • Design Advisory Committee, Tuesday, February 27, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Overlook Clubhouse
  • Metropolitan District Nos. 1, 4-7. Subdistrict 4A-4D and Subdistrict 7A-7C, Board of Directors Meeting, Wednesday, February 28, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Overlook Clubhouse
  • Board of Directors Meeting, Wednesday, February 28, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Overlook Clubhouse
  • Metropolitan District No. 2 Board of Directors, Wednesday, February 28, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Overlook Clubhouse


Notification Re: House Bill 23-1105 – Concerning the Creation of Task Forces to Examine Issues Concerning HOAs and Metropolitan Districts.


This past summer, HB 23-1105 was signed into law. This bill created a "Task Force" within the Department of Regulatory Agencies to examine issues affecting property owners in Metropolitan Districts in Colorado, including 1) tax levying authority and practices, 2) foreclosure practices, 3) communications with homeowners regarding metropolitan district processes and homeowner rights and responsibilities; governance policies including voting and election policies.

The Task Force was appointed on November 1, 2023, and is currently holding meetings to examine these issues. They shall issue a report by June 15, 2024.

A full link to the adopted bill and legislative history can be found here:

Check out this week's activities and events in our Ranch Life e-newsletter.



Happy Lunar New Year! Tomorrow, February 10, marks the beginning of the year of the Dragon. Although Lunar New Year traditions originated in East and Southeast Asia, there are celebrations throughout the western United States, including Denver. 2024 marks the first year that Colorado will observe the Lunar New Year as a state holiday. This holiday, also recognized as a spring festival, is a time of renewal and for families to join together. Check out the traditions and festivities across Colorado this weekend.

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Mardi Gras time is here! Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday. It's also called Shrove Tuesday, Carnival Tuesday, or Pancake Tuesday. It's a day of revelry that includes parades, parties, and indulgence before the Christian fasting season of Lent begins. It also marks the last day of Carnival season, known for famous celebrations in New Orleans, Venice, and Rio, but also in cities worldwide. Join us for our Mardi Gras celebration at Sterling Ranch this Tuesday at 6:00 pm at the Sterling Center.


Food trucks are at the Sterling Center every day from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The food truck type changes daily, and the schedule may vary. We kindly ask you to keep the street parking in front of the Sterling Center available for the food trucks and be courteous to your neighbors. Please do not park in or block someone's driveway when visiting a food truck.




  • Douglas County School District joins national lawsuit: With more than 700 school districts, including Jeffco Public Schools and Denver Public Schools, the Douglas County School District will join a national lawsuit against social media companies like Meta, TikTok, Snapchat, and YouTube. Read more about it here
  • 5 ways to protect yourself from viruses this winter: With viral illnesses generally rising among patients in Colorado in the winter months, a doctor gives tips on how to strengthen your immune system. 
  • Possible school board member: In its effort to replace the vacant seat left by former Douglas County School Board President Mike Peterson, the board interviewed three finalists but couldn’t agree on who to appoint. Still, Tim Moore, a previous Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy, is likely to be chosen. Learn more about the process here
  • In case you missed it: A combination of difficult weather and technical issues means the opening of the Highlands Ranch Senior Center will be delayed by a few months. Read more about the construction here
  • Meet some of the people behind the new trains at the Denver International Airport: Twenty-six new automated trains are coming to Denver International Airport this summer. 

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  • Northwest Douglas County Chamber and Economic Development Corporation (NWDCO): Sterling Ranch is a proud member of NWDCO. We partner with the Chamber to connect us with local businesses, provide advocacy support, and keep us at the forefront of business development. Check out the Chamber's website and event calendar.



Please give yourself extra time and pay attention to posted speed limits and signage. If weather conditions do not allow this work to take place as originally scheduled, crews will conduct this work at a later date.

C-470 and US 85 Interchange Reconstruction

Interchange reconstruction continues as crews work offline on the C-470 on- and off-ramps and prepare the old US 85 bridge for demolition to reconstruct the new eastern portion of the bridge. 

Daily Impacts

  • There are no major impacts this week.
  • Full closure of Carder Court, east of US 85 through February for utility work.
  • Single lane closures on northbound and southbound US 85 and on the C-470 ramps at US 85 from Monday, February 12 through Friday, February 16 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm daily throughout the corridor.

Help keep the construction zone safe:

Please pay extra attention and follow all posted signage throughout the construction zone. Expect increased enforcement to ensure the safety of crews and motorists. Pedestrians and bicyclists are not permitted in the work zone. Please use signed and signaled intersections to cross US 85.

For more detailed information, please visit the Douglas County Public Works Department website. Please give yourself extra time and pay attention to posted speed limits and signage. Avoid road closure frustrations and plan your drive in advance by signing up for US 85 construction alerts using this link.