Eagle County Land Use Code Rewrite

KMOHR's Mission is participating in the Land Use Code Rewrite

......to insure that zoning matters that directly impact MO Heights preserve the current zoning density; 

strengthen provisions to insure that commercial endeavors are not permissible; and 

give additional rights to those opposed to changes in land use during hearings. 

Contact KeepMOHRural@gmail.com if you'd like to participate.

Eagle County is initiating an effort to re-write their Land Use Code

The KMOHR President contacted the BOCC about this project and here is the response:

We do intend to consider area community plans when we analyze zone districts and the table of zone district uses.   We have scheduled seven more worksessions with the Board through December 12, 2023, to discuss larger policy issues and to receive input and direction from the Board.  We will then incorporate their input into the revised Regulations.    The dates of the work sessions are as follows: 

Links below contain meeting recording and documents.

Meeting 2: Tuesday, September 19, 2023: Reading Matter:  Issue Paper, KMOHR Issue Paper Comments, Land Use Table, Meeting 2 Slides - This is the second work session in a series of eight sessions designed for identification and discussion of key policy issues related to the reform of the ECLUR.  Issue outline #2 discusses zoning districts and land use, from establishing a common vocabulary for discussions to suggesting ideas for reform.   Accompanying this issue outline is a draft land use table for discussion purposes.  

Meeting 3: Tuesday, September 26, 2023: 1:30 to 3:30 PM  Issue Paper, Meeting 3 Slides

This is the third work session in a series of eight sessions designed for identification and discussion of key policy issues related to the reform of the ECLUR.  Issue outline #3 discusses Housing and Residential Character, considering potential zoning strategies to address housing needs; appropriate locations for residential formats; adaptive re-use of residential buildings to increase density; appropriate location and process for ADUs; home occupations and home businesses; and potential reforms to the County Affordable Housing Guidelines.  

• Meeting 4: Tuesday, October 3, 2023: 1:30 to 3:30 PM

• Meeting 5: Monday, October 23, 2023: 1:30 to 3:30 PM

• Meeting 6: Monday, November 13, 2023: 2:30 to 4:30 PM

• Meeting 7: Tuesday, December 5, 2023: 2:00 to 4:00 PM

• Meeting 8: Tuesday, December 12, 2023: 1:30 to 3:30 PM

Issue papers will be posted to the Board's agenda prior to each work session.  and WE ARE ALLOWED TO WATCH/PARTICIPATE!

In terms of the rewrite, we anticipate breaking the draft Regulations into several sections for ease of review, and each section will be reviewed and discussed by the planning commissions and the Board in public meetings.  

The public may also submit written comments prior to each meeting.   

We anticipate that the first section of the draft Regulations may be ready for review by January, but that may change based on staff and Board schedules.   We are working on a more definite schedule and will be providing more detail as we go through the work sessions. 

Can the Public Participate in Work Sessions?

Absolutely! All Commissioner work sessions are always open to the public. You can watch them live on ecgtv.com, or the Eagle County Government facebook page, or of course here in person at 500 Broadway. If you would like to participate in the meeting virtually just shoot eagleadmin@eaglecounty.us a note a few days before each meeting and Dani or I can send you the google meet link to join.

If you aren't already, you can sign up to get an email when Commissioner meetings are posted on Thursdays at this link.

To "ZOOM" into the meetings, use Google Meet!

If the meeting is on a Monday, you can always use:  meet.google.com/pbb-bxdr-pbc

If the meeting is on a Tuesday, you can always use: meet.google.com/uku-aujw-obr.

In the News

County's current land use regulations are a patchwork in many places

"Commissioner Jeanne McQueeney noted that the regulations need to take into account the differences in the county between the Eagle River Valley and Roaring Fork Valley." KMOHR will be looking for opportunities to monitor and/or participate in this process. Contact keepmohrural@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering.