Index: Community Development
Growth Management & Land Use
- From 2001 through 2006, housing unit growth was consistently higher than population growth in Larimer County. Beginning in 2007, that trend reversed due to the housing bubble. In 2011, there were approximately 2.42 Larimer County residents per housing unit. (Housing Units)
- In Larimer County, the ratio of paved to non-paved County maintained roads remained consistent with previous years. All municipalities in the County maintained or added miles of roads probably brought on by growth and development within their annexed boundaries. (Miles of Road)
- Larimer County's population grew by approximately 19% between 2000 and 2010. Colorado's Department of Local Affairs Demography Office estimates that the annual population will increase each year by approximately 1.5% to 2% through 2030. (Population Size and Growth)
- In Larimer County, the rate of approved new residential units per 1,000 people decreased 85% between 2003 and 2009 but has increased 289% since 2009. (New Residential Units)
Related issues within COMPASS:
- Best Practices Database: - a searchable database with solutions to common social, economic, and environmental problems of urbanization from more than 120 countries.
- City of Estes Park - Community Development oversees land use planning and zoning.
- City of Fort Collins - Advanced Planning prepares neighborhood and strategic area plans; Current Planning reviews and evaluates annexations, re-zonings and development proposals.
- City of Loveland Community And Strategic Planning.
- Larimer County - Planning & Building Services handles land use planning and zoning, rural land use, and building permits.
- Alliance for Innovation (Transforming Local Government)
- Urban Land Institute