Larimer County Mountain pass in Summer

Land Use Code

Proposed Amendments to the Land Use Code

The Land Use Code is a living document that requires periodic housekeeping amendments to make it function properly. Housekeeping amendments are those changes to the code that correct an omission or error in the Code. These amendments are considered to be minor and it's not anticipated that these changes greatly affect the intent or purpose of the Code. Other amendments may be proposed to add land uses that aren't currently covered in the Code or to modify existing uses or requirements.

Two review criteria are considered when amending the Land Use Code:

  1. The proposed changes are consistent with the Master Plan and the intent and purpose of the Land Use Code; and
  2. The proposed changes are necessary to correct an omission or error in the Land Use Code.

Amendments Under Consideration

Amendments to the Larimer County Land Use Code to make modifications by:

  1. Adding the use description "Dwelling, vacation rental" as Section 4.3.6.E and renumbering the balance of the Section,
  2. Adding to the zoning table in Section 4.1 under the category of Accommodations "Dwelling, vacation rental" as a use allowed by Minor Special Review (MS) or Site Plan Review (SP), and
  3. Adding "Dwelling, vacation rental" by Minor Special Review (MS) to the list of allowed uses under the accommodations section of the Zoning Districts RE - Rural Estate, FO - Forestry, FO-1- Forestry, A - Accommodations, T - Tourist, O - Open, or by Site Plan Review (SP) in the zoning districts B - Business and RFLB - Red Feather Lakes.

The amendments will be heard by the Larimer County Planning Commission on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 6:30 pm and the Board of County Commissioners on Monday, August 1, 2016 at 3:00 pm. Both hearings will be held in the Hearing Room, 1st Floor of the Courthouse Building, 200 W. Oak, Fort Collins.

There may be some lag time between a proposed amendment, adoption of the amendment by the Board of County Commissioners, and the inclusion of the amendments into the on-line version of the Land Use Code. Approved amendments are incorporated into the on-line version of the Code four times per year.

If you would like more specific information or if you have a question that's not answered here, please contact the Larimer County Planning Department at (970) 498-7679 or send us an email.

Background Image: Larimer County Mountain pass in Summer. All rights reserved.