Planning Commission public hearings on March 22The Garfield County Planning Commission is holding three public hearings on Wednesday, March 22nd, at 6:00 p.m.
The first public hearing will be for the Review and Consideration of an application for the Amendment of the Comprehensive Plan’s Future Land Use Map regarding two areas. Area 1 is a single parcel located at 134 County Road 246 approximately 6 miles West of the Town of Rifle, and its designation would be amended to Industrial with an Institutional overlay. Area 2 is several parcels totaling approximately 488 acres and located adjacent to Sweetwater Lake along County Road 150 approximately 12 miles northwest of Dotsero. Area 2 would be designated Public Land with a Recreational overlay. (File No. CPAA-8934) (This hearing was continued from the February 22, 2023, Planning Commission meeting.)
The second public hearing will be for the Review and Consideration of an application for Rezoning from Rural to Public Lands of approximately 488 acres located near Sweetwater Lake along County Road 150 approximately 12 miles northwest of Dotsero. (File No. ZDAA-8935) (This hearing was continued from the February 22, 2023, Planning Commission meeting.)
The third public hearing will be for the consideration of an application for PUD Rezoning also known as the Sunlight Parkway PUD, located on property at 2808 CR 117 approximately three (3) miles south of the City of Glenwood Springs. (File No. PUDA-8929)
The fourth public hearing will be for the consideration of an application for text amendments to the Garfield County 2013 Land Use and Development Code as amended; including, but not limited to Housing, Accessory Dwelling Units, Temporary Uses, and Lighting, including Articles 3, 4, 7, 8, and 15.
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Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment openingsThe Garfield County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is currently seeking citizen volunteers to fill seats on the Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment.
The Planning Commission is a decision making body which primarily provides recommendations to the BOCC on land use matters. There are two current vacancies on the Planning Commission. The vacancies are for a three-year term ending on 12/31/2023.
The Board of Adjustment is a decision-making body, tasked with reviewing variance requests, along with appeals to administrative interpretations. There are three current vacancies on the Board of Adjustment. Each vacancy is for a three-year term. Two of the terms will be ending on 12/31/2023 and one of the terms will be ending on 12/31/2024.
Please send a letter of interest specifying the position you would like to fill, and relevant background, to Community Development Director Sheryl Bower. Or contact Community Development at 970-945-1377 ext. 1605
Submit an application onlineCertain types of building and land use applications can now be submitted online.
Re-roofing, demolition or sign permit application
General administrative, minor subdivision or amended final plat
Oversight of wastewater systemsRegulation of on-site wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) has transferred from Garfield County Community Development to the county’s public health department. During the transition, applicants may experience slight processing delays.
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Road impact fees updatedGarfield County has updated its road impact fees, and has expanded them to include non-residential development, such as commercial, industrial, and office uses, beginning in 2017.
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