Mesa County is holding two open houses to present proposed changes to the Mesa County Land Development Code, as well as allow citizens to provide feedback to the Planning Division regarding land-use issues.
- Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 - 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., Mesa County Central Services, 200 S. Spruce St., Room 40
- Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 - 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., Clifton Community Hall, 162 2nd St., Clifton
"The Land Development code guides decisions we make about development in Mesa County," said Mesa County Commissioner John Justman. "Community feedback is important to us as we move forward with updates to this important guiding document."
Proposed changes to the Land Development Code include:
- Revisions to permitted uses in a number of zoning districts (chapter 5)
- Changes to public right-of-way dedication criteria, which are used in the subdivision process (chapters 3 and 7)
- Revisions to chapter 10, non-conformities
- Revisions to chapter 9, transfer of development rights, particularly with regards to the Clifton/Fruitvale receiving area
The Mesa County Planning Division has worked with the Land Development Code focus group, which is comprised of business leaders and citizens from the agriculture, energy and development fields, to identify areas of concern and develop solutions.
"The revisions are intended to encourage business development in the county by making the Land Development Code easier to use and reducing or eliminating conflicts with other regulations and policies," said Rose Pugliese, Chairwoman of the Mesa County Commissioners.