DRAFT Land Use Code

Delta County's 2022 Land Use Code Update

Delta, CO (September 21, 2022) - Following multiple Work Sessions with the Board, Planning Commission, and Stakeholders, Delta County has released a public draft of the 2022 Land Use Code (LUC) Update. The purpose of this update is to clean up the LUC based on how it has been implemented since January 2021, when the LUC was first adopted. Some notable changes include:

  • Changing the Urban Growth Area zoning designation to an overlay to apply where higher density and/or mixed-use development can occur.
  • Adding Residential 2.5-acre (RES 2.5) and Residential 1.0-acre (RES-1.0) designations to apply where a smaller lot subdivision is appropriate.
  • Clarifying terminology and process for Subdivisions, Allowed Uses and Permitted Uses.
  • Providing an Administrative review process for lots that do not meet the minimum lot size, provided they meet specific criteria.
  • Incorporating the procedural requirement of the Development Application Ordinance.
  • Establishing standards for Renewable Energy Facilities.
  • Establishing standards for Wireless Communication Facilities.

Public Hearings on the draft LUC will begin on October 12th. The public is encouraged to attend to provide comments or submit written comments to the Planning Department. A tentative schedule of public hearings has been set as follows:

  • 10/12/2022; Planning Commission. Opportunity for the public to provide/submit comments for consideration.
  • 10/13/2022; Board of Adjustment. Make a recommendation to the Planning Commission.
  • 10/26/2022; Planning Commission. Consider all comments and provide direction to staff on a final draft LUC.
  • 11/16/2022; Planning Commission. Consider a certified draft to forward to the Board of County Commissioners.
  • 12/7/2022; Board of County Commissioners. Consider the certified draft as recommended by the Planning Commission.

To review the 2021 Land Use Code in comparison to the 2022 Draft Land Use Code, please see the 2021 Delta County Land Use Code.


PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD
10/12PC Hearing5:30PM (Board Chambers, Delta) Special Meeting. Receive comments from the public.
10/13BOA Hearing5:30PM (Board Chambers, Delta) Special Meeting. Make recommendation(s) to PC.
10/14Town of Paonia3:00PM meeting with Town Administration to receive comments. 
** THIS IS NOT A MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. THIS IS FOR STAFF ONLY. NO DECISIONS WILL BE MADE AT THIS MEETING.**
10/17Town of Cedaredge9:30AM meeting with Town Administration to receive comments. **THIS IS NOT A MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. THIS IS FOR STAFF ONLY. NO DECISIONS WILL BE MADE AT THIS MEETING.**
10/17Town of Orchard City11:15AM meeting with Town Administration to receive comments. **THIS IS NOT A MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. THIS IS FOR STAFF ONLY. NO DECISIONS WILL BE MADE AT THIS MEETING.**
10/18City of Delta9:30AM meeting with City Administration to receive comments. 
**THISIS NOT A MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. THIS IS FOR STAFF ONLY. NO DECISIONS WILL BE MADE AT THIS MEETING.**
10/19Town of Crawford9:30AM meeting with Town Administration to receive comments. **THIS IS NOT A MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. THIS IS FOR STAFF ONLY. NO DECISIONS WILL BE MADE AT THIS MEETING.**
10/20Town of Hotchkiss3:00PM meeting with Town Administration to receive comments. **THIS IS NOT A MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. THIS IS FOR STAFF ONLY. NO DECISIONS WILL BE MADE AT THIS MEETING.**
10/26PC Hearing5:30PM (Board Chambers, Delta) Consider "final" DRAFT. Any final edits for certified copy to forward to BoCC.
10/27Publish Notice
DCI + Shopper
Publish once a week for two weeks (11/2, 11/19)
PC Hearing to certify the 2022 LUC Update
11/16PC Hearing5:30PM (Board Chambers, Delta) Special Meeting - cancel 11/9 meeting to meet 2-week notification requirement.
Certify 2022 LUC Update. Recommendation to BoCC
11/17Publish Notice
DCI + Shopper
BoCC Hearing to adopt 2022 LUC Update
Statute requires minimum 2-week notice following PC Certification. Publish once a week for two weeks (11/23, 11/30).
12/7BoCC HearingTBD (Board Chambers, Delta) Special Meeting to: 
Adopt Land Use Code Update (Resolution);
Approve Land Use Fee Resolution;
Vacate Development Application Ordinance (1st Reading);
Amend Pre-HUD Ordinance (1st Reading)