Rural Land Development Regulation Updates

Rural Areas Zoning & Tools

In order to direct growth out of habitat, scenery and open space as called for in the Comprehensive Plan, the Board of County Commissioners have prioritized updating the zoning and development tools available in the Rural Areas outside of Complete Neighborhoods. To see what the Comprehensive Plan calls for in Rural Areas check out:

  • Principle 1.4 - Protect and steward open space
  • Principle 3.1 - Direct growth out of habitat, scenery and open space
  • Illustration of Our Vision (Character Districts)

Rural Area Land Development Regulations (LDRs) Adopted: December 22, 2015

The Rural LDRs adopted December 22, 2015, were signed January 15, 2016. Between January 15 and April 1 an applicant may, but is not required to use the LDRs adopted December 22, 2015. On April 1, 2016 all applicants are required to use the LDRs adopted December 22, 2015. Staff is still updating the cross-references in the new sections of the LDRs, they will be functional soon.

Rural LDR Process


Step 5 - Public Hearings to Consider Adoption

Final Draft of Rural LDRs To Be Considered for Adoption

Comparison of Current/Proposed LDRs

BCC Proposed Rural Area LDRs (Dated July 15, 2015)

Analysis & Review Materials

Adoption Meeting Schedule

  • December 22, 2015 | BCC Hearing, Meeting 13: Adoption
  • December 15, 2015 | BCC Hearing, Meeting 12: Public Comment on Revisions, Consider Adoption
  • October 22, 2015, 9 a.m. | BCC Hearing, Meeting 11: Final Direction
  • October 7, 2015, 1:30 p.m. | BCC Hearing, Meeting 10: Final Direction
  • September 29, 2015, 5:30 p.m. | BCC Hearing, Meeting 9: Public Comment, Final Direction
  • August 31, 2015, 5:30 p.m. I BCC Hearing, Meeting 8: Public Comment
  • August 4, 2015, 9 a.m. (during Regular Scheduled Meeting) I BCC Hearing, Meeting 7: Public Comment, No Discussion, No Consideration of Adoption
  • July 28, 2015, 5:30 p.m. | Public Presentation of BCC Proposed Rural LDRs
  • June 29, 2015, 9 a.m. | BCC Hearing, Meeting 6: Reconsider R4
  • June 15, 2015, 1:30 p.m. I BCC Hearing, Meeting 5: Finalize Direction for Rewrite
  • June 3, 2015, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | BCC Hearing, Meeting 4: Modifications List
  • June 2, 2015, 3 to 6 p.m. I BCC Hearing, Meeting 3: Modifications List
  • May 28, 2015, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. I BCC Hearing, Meeting 2: Key Issues
  • May 27, 2015, 5:30 to 9 p.m. I BCC Hearing, Meeting 1: Staff Presentation, Public Comment, Key Issues
  • May 18, 2015, 6 to 9 p.m. I PC Hearing, Meeting 4: Public Comment, Final Recommendation
  • May 13, 2015, 6 to 9 p.m. | PC Hearing, Meeting 4:(Rescheduled to May 18, 2015)
  • May 11, 2015, 6 to 9 p.m. | PC Hearing, Meeting 3: Modifications List
  • May 6, 2015, 6 to 9 p.m. | PC Hearing, Meeting 2: Key Issues and Modifications List
  • May 4, 2015, 6 to 9 p.m. | PC Hearing, Meeting 1: Staff Presentation, Public Comment, Key Issues

Step 4 - Amendment Drafting & Review

Draft Rural LDR Updates (Released March 6, 2015)

Rural LDR Analyses

Comparison Tables of Existing & Proposed Zones

Meetings

  • April 23, 2015, 5 - 8pm I PC/BCC Workshop, Part 1: Presentation, Public Comment, Questions
    • Workshop Audio
  • April 24, 2015, 9 - 12pm I PC/BCC Workshop, Part 2: Set List of Modifications
    • Workshop Audio

Presentation of Draft Rural LDRs

  • Online Presentation (broken into 5- to 10-minute topics)
  • BCC Presentation | March 9, 2015, about 10:30 | County Chambers
  • PC Presentation | March 9, 2015, about 7 | County Chambers

Rural LDR Open Houses

  • March 18, 2015, 7 to 9 a.m. I County Commissioners Chambers
  • March 18, 2015, 5 to 7 p.m. I Planning Department. Conference Room
  • March 19, 2015, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. I County Commissioners Chambers
  • March 19, 2015, 7 to 9 p.m. I Alta, Wyoming I Alta Elementary School (Gym)
  • March 25, 2015, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. I County Commissioners Chambers
  • March 26, 2015, 7 to 9 a.m. I County Commissioners Chambers
  • March 26, 2015, 5 to 7 p.m. I County Commissioners Chambers

Comment on the Draft Rural LDRs

Step 3-Concept Development & Testing

Comments

Materials

Meetings

December 4 to 7, 2014 Open Houses

  • September 9, 2013 Presentation of Rural Concepts Comment
  • August 15, 2013 Rural Concepts Testing Workshop
  • August 14, 2013 Rural Concepts Testing Workshop

Step 2-Scoping Potential Tools

Materials

Meetings

  • May 1, 2013 BCC/PC Tools Scoping Workshop
  • April 30, 2013: Stakeholders Tools Scoping Workshop

Step 1-Intiation

Meetings

  • March 11, 2013 BCC Meeting: Logan Simpson Contract
  • March 5, 2013 BCC Meeting: WCS Contract
  • February 5, 2013 BCC Meeting: Rural Areas Work Program Direction
  • January 28, 2013 BCC Workshop: Rural Areas Work Program Workshop

Process Overview

Process Overview chart