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Posted on: February 12, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Draft of New Development Code and Engineering Standards Available for Public Comment

The City of Glenwood Springs has released a final Consolidated Draft of the Development Code, incorporating comments made over the two-year process to streamline the existing land-use processes.

At the same time, the City also released a final draft of proposed Engineering Standards for review and commentary.

City Council and Planning & Zoning Commission will review the consolidated draft of the Development Code on February 15, 2018 at a joint work session. To read the Consolidated Draft and proposed Engineering Standards, visit

A Final Adoption Draft of the Development Code will be presented to Planning & Zoning Commission on March 27, 2018, at a public hearing, in advance of a first reading of an Ordinance that is anticipated to be presented to City Council on April 19, 2018.

In 2016, Clarion Associates, a national land-use and real estate consulting firm, began the process of updating and redrafting the city's Development Code, and released three separate modules for public review and commentary over the past two years:

Module 1 - Administration and Procedures
(July 25, 2016)

Module 2 - Zoning Districts and Land Uses
(Dec. 20, 2016)

Module 3 - Development Standards
(Sept. 1. 2017)

Engineering Standards

On Feb. 6, the City of Glenwood Springs also released a final draft of the Engineering Standards for review and commentary. The Engineering and Public Works Departments have completed the draft version of the City Engineering Standards and Guidelines with the assistance of local engineering firm SGM. These standards are intended to remove design standards from the Municipal Code that pertain to public infrastructure design and construction. Engineering is completing this in conjunction/coordination with the Community Development Department’s revisions of the Development Code with the intent of creating a living document that will allow Council/Engineering and Public Works to make adjustments to technical standards as needed to accommodate an ever changing world of design standards and construction techniques without having to change the overall City guidelines that are implemented within the Municipal Code.

The Engineering Department is encouraging public comments on the Engineering Standards. Please email written comments to Assistant City Engineer Matthew Langhorst at by February 26, 2018.

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