It’s shorter, simpler and smarter. A year and a half of scrutiny of land use code in Garfield County has resulted in the first phase of an easier to understand code, which is now in effect. The newly amended Unified Land Use Resolution (ULUR) is the code for which any applicant who applies for a county development permit will follow in seeking approval from the county. The changes became effective August 13, and the updated ULUR Code of 2008, as amended, is posted online at https://www.garfield-county.com/community-development/land-use-regulations. It has resulted in the adoption of changes intended to encourage economic development and
Glenwood Springs, CO – Nearly 2,000 Garfield County residents have received a letter regarding modernized flood plain maps that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is creating for the Colorado River corridor and for mountain drainages which fill the river. The letters, sent by Garfield County Building and Planning Code Enforcement Officer Gale Carmoney, state that residents may see a change in the location of FEMA designated floodplain areas. The letters also invite landowners within floodplain or drainage areas to a June 20 meeting where FEMA will explain the proposed floodplain map upgrades. FEMA is allowing a 90-day comment period,
Automatic fire sprinklers will be required in all new construction for single family residences effective January 1, 2013. The Board of County Commissioners are going to have a work session on March 13, 2012 to discuss this requirement. The meeting will be in the Board of County Commissioners meeting room, 108 8th Street, Glenwood Springs, Colorado at 9:00 a.m. If you have interest in this subject and want to let the commissioners hear your comments please attend this meeting. For questions please call the Building Department at 970-945-8212.