The Garfield County Planning Commission is hosting a work session on updates to the 2030 Garfield County Comprehensive Plan on January 8th, at 6 p.m., in the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, 108 Eighth Street, in Glenwood Springs.
Since September of 2009, County Planning staff has been working with Winston Associates to develop an updated Comprehensive Plan for the County. In order to develop the Comprehensive Plan, the planning team has made a significant effort in outreaching to a variety of different stakeholders as well as the general public. A variety of strategies were used to collect information about the values and priorities of county residents including: 18 public meeting held in every jurisdiction across the County, a “sounding board” group of random sampled respondents used for surveying, interviews were conducted with over 150 different stakeholders and a
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Garfield County has approved a text amendment to its Land Use and Development Code and its building code that opens the way for tiny homes to be built in the area. The move strikes an existing square-footage requirement in the code that set the minimum size of a single family home at 20-foot wide by 20-foot long. Both the changes to the Land Use and Development Code and the building code will take effect next month. “Tiny homes” are viewed as a way to possibly help mitigate some of Garfield County’s affordable housing needs. Typically less