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Comprehensive Planning

 Contact Information

Dept Head: Cameron Gloss
  •   9am-noon, 1-4pm (M-Thu, closed on Fridays and holidays)

City Planning

We help create and enhance a vibrant, world-class community by supporting efforts that define and realize our community's aspirations. We connect people, places, and services through innovative planning, partnerships, and forums for effective community engagement.

Land Use Code Audit

In the fall of 2019, the City initiated a Land Use Code Audit process to identify the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities in the Land Use Code as they relate to City Plan policy direction. Specific objectives for the process were to:

  1. Identify targeted updates to the Land Use Code that support the implementation of City Plan strategies;
  2. Explore and document how the City Plan goals and priorities outlined above are being addressed by peer communities within their development codes; and
  3. Identify characteristics of contemporary development codes that could be applied to improve the usability and functionality of the Land Use Code.

This Land Use Code Audit reflects the results of discussions with City staff and stakeholders who use the Land Use Code on a regular basis—e.g., local architects, planners, and landscape architects, builders, and housing organizations—as well as Clarion’s review of the current Land Use Code, understanding of code-related City Plan strategies, and experience drafting development codes for similar communities across the country.

The City does not intend to complete a major rewrite of the Land Use Code at this time. Rather, this document will serve as a guide for City staff and decision-makers as they work to implement incremental changes to the Land Use Code as resources allow.

Land Use Code Audit

Development Review Center

The City's Development Review Center is experiencing high volumes of development review project submittals at this time. In order to maintain efficient project reviews and provide accurate, timely responses to inquiries, the City is enacting a series of measures related to the submittal process that may impact you as an applicant.

  • Appointments are required for all submittals or resubmittals. Please call the Development Review Center at 970-221-6689 or emailRFJDb29yZEBmY2dvdi5jb20= to schedule an appointment time.
  • Only complete submittals are accepted. Consistent with Land Use Code requirements, the submittal will be returned to the applicant if any required materials or application fees are missing or insufficient.
  • All complete applications submitted Monday morning through Wednesday noon will be routed the same week. Submittals received after Wednesday noon will be routed the following week.

Please note that applications received earlier in the week will make it easier for Development Review Center staff to distribute plans to reviewing City departments and other referral agencies.

Building permit applications are accepted at any time during business hours, and without appointment.