Planning & Zoning Commission

​Please refer to the Commission calendar event as dates and locations may change.  Regular Planning and Zoning Commission meetings will be held in person, and will have a virtual option.

Regular Meetings

  • Fourth Tuesday of the month
  • City Council meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
  • 6 PM
  • City Hall
    101 West 8th Street
    City Council Chambers
    Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Officers


George Shaver; Chair

Members


Peter Waller
Appointed: Alternate 02/2021 (to fill), 02/2022
Term Expires: 02/2025

Amy Connerton
Appointed:  Alternate 10/2021 (to fill), 02/2022
Term Expires: 02/2025

George Shaver
Appointed:  Alternate 01/2017 (to fill), 05/2019 (to fill), 02/2021
Term Expires: 02/2024

Joy White
Appointed: 02/2021
Term Expires: 02/2024

Amber E Wissing
Appointed:   Alternate 06/2017 (to fill), 02/2019 (to fill), 02/2021
Term Expires: 02/2024

Carolyn Cipperly
Appointed: 02/2020
Term Expires: 02/2023

James Woodrow Hardcastle Jr
Appointed: Alternate 02/2022, 04/2022 (to fill)
Term Expires: 02/2023

Alternates


Mitchell Weimer
Appointed:  Alternate 02/2022
Term Expires: 02/2025
 
April Davey
Appointed: Alternate 04/2022 (to fill)
Term Expires: 02/2025


Building Board of Appeals

(as defined in Title 020 of the Glenwood Springs Municipal Code);(3)  Building Board of Appeals.
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall act as the Building Board of Appeals whenever such a board is required by this Code, other ordinances of the City or State or Federal law.

Composition of the Planning and Zoning Commission 

  • Seven (7) citizens who are residents of the City.

Powers and Duties of the Planning and Zoning Commission

(as defined in Title 020 of the Glenwood Springs Municipal Code); 

f. Powers and Duties 

The powers and duties of the Planning and Zoning Commission shall be:  

  1. To develop and recommend a master plan subject to the approval of the City Council and its environ in accordance with the provisions of this Code and the laws of the State. 
  2. To recommend to the City Council boundaries of zone districts and regulations to be enforced therein, in accordance with the provisions of this Code and the laws of the State. 
  3. To review proposals relating to subdivision, development and use of land and make decisions or recommendations on such proposals, in accordance with the procedures and provisions set forth in this Code. 
  4. To hear and decide appeals wherein there is a question of interpretation of the zone district map, the master plan or related documents and similar questions as they may arise in the administration of this Code. 
  5. The Planning and Zoning Commission shall have the duty and power to act on appeals with regard to matters arising from enforcement of provisions of Title 070 of this Code, including: 
    • a. Review of administrative decisions. To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error in any action, including any order, interpretation, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official of the city in the enforcement of Title 070 of this Code. 
    • b. Variances. To hear and decide requests for variances from the zoning provisions and sign regulation provisions where there are unique, unnecessary and unreasonable hardships in the way of carrying out the strict letter of said provisions; and to hear and decide requests for variances to allow deviations from restrictions upon the construction and placement of buildings and other structures on site. Examples of such variances include, but are not limited to, modifications of minimum area requirements, building coverage and setback restrictions. Variances from permitted and special review uses in zone district text shall not be considered. 
  6. To perform such other functions as required by the provisions of Title 070.
  7. To service as the Building Board of Appeals.

(c)  Powers and Duties of Building Board of Appeals. The powers and duties of the Building Board of Appeals shall be to hear appeals in accordance with the International Building Code, International Residential Code, International Fire Code, and the other adopted codes from the International Code Council, as adopted or amended by Title 060 of this Code. Such power shall not include matters of interpretation arising under the Code.