Delta County Master Plan

Colorado Revised Statute 30-28-106 directs the Delta County Planning Commission to make and adopt a Master Plan for the physical development of the unincorporated territory of the County.  Delta County has contracted with RPI Consulting Inc. of Durango, Colorado, to guide the County through a public input process and draft an updated master plan.

The master plan update process will include several steps, which are scheduled to take place during the spring, summer, and fall of 2017.   These steps include:
  • Development of County Vision and Goals
  • Development of a DRAFT Future Land Use Plan and Maps
  • Public and Planning Commission review of the DRAFT Master Plan
  • Adoption of the Master Plan
There will be numerous opportunities for public input throughout the process including community meetings, property owner drop-in sessions, web survey, and numerous public meetings with the Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners.   The County will also be working to meet with organizations and partner agencies throughout the County.  Written comments throughout the process are welcomed and encouraged.

The first public meetings are listed below.  Following the first round of public meetings, a DRAFT Master Plan will be developed. The DRAFT Master Plan will include an updated vision and set of goals, along with a future land use plan. The DRAFT Master Plan will be released to the public for review and comment, including the ability to submit comments online.

Throughout the drafting of the Master Plan, work sessions with the Planning Commission and Area Planning Commission will be ongoing.   A second round of formal public meetings and work sessions with the Planning Commission and Area Planning Commissions will be scheduled in the fall of 2017, followed by a public hearing with the Planning Commission.   It is anticipated that a final draft of the Master Plan will be prepared for adoption by the Delta County Planning Commission by end of 2017.

The following is the public meeting and project schedule through June 2017:

Occurrence Date/Time Location
Planning Commission-Schedule purpose
and preparation for Vision Workshop Series
May 2, 2017, 6:00 PM Courthouse, Room 234
Vision Workshop Series May 15, 2017, 6-8 PM
May 17, 2017, 6-8 PM
May 18, 2017, 6-8 PM
May 22, 2017, 6-8 PM
May 23, 2017, 6-8 PM
Paonia Town Hall
Cedaredge Community Center
Crawford Town Hall
Memorial Hall-Hotchkiss
Bill Heddles Recreation Center
Planning Commission review of DRAFT Vision
and Goals
June 14, 2017, 5:30 PM Courthouse, Room 234

This schedule will be updated as additional public input opportunities are finalized. For more information, contact Kelly Yeager, Contract County Planner, at 970-874-2110.