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Planning Department

The Planning Department is responsible for advising the Board of County Commissioners, the Planning Commission and the public on land use and development issues.  The Planning staff oversees development applications and amendments to the County Land Use Code and County Master Plans.  The Department Head reports directly to the Board of County Commissioners.

Phone Number: (970) 728-3083


doc Development Permit Application
doc Driveway Development Permit Application

Short-Term Rental Information:

docLand Use Code Standards for Short-Term Rentals

docApplication for Short-Term Rental

docBeing a Good Neighbor Information

Planning Commission Meeting Documents available online (1971 to Present)

Medical and Retail Marijuana Information

doc Medical Marijuana Local Licensing Application

doc Retail Marijuana Local Licensing Application

doc BOCC Resolution 2013-15 Adopting Standards for Issuance of Retail Marijuana Store,  Cultivation, Products Manufacturing and Testing Facility Licenses in San Miguel County

doc BOCC Resolution 2014-6 Land Use Code Amendment Adding a New Section 5-29 Medical and Retail Marijuana Facilities that would Potentially Allow Certain types of Medical and Retail Marijuana Facilities in the Forestry, Agriculture & Open (F), Wright's Mesa (WM), and Wright's Mesa Rural Agriculture (WMRA) Zone Districts through a Special Use Permit Review Process

San Miguel Valley Corporation Application Information:

doc Mill Creek Walking Tour Map

Scheduled for the Board of County Commissioners October 21, 2014 and December 10, 2014 meetings:

Preliminary Subdivision and PUD Application documents can be reviewed at www.smvc.info on the web.


doc CPC Resolution 2012-4
doc CPC Resolution 2012-5
doc CPC Resolution 2012-6A

doc BOCC Resolution 2013-2

doc BOCC Resolution 2013-3

doc BOCC Resolution 2013-4

 

  • General
  • Land Use Code
  • Master Plan
  • Planning Commission
  • Board of Adjustment

Phone: (970) 728-3083
Fax: (970) 728-3098
General Email:  planning@sanmiguelcounty.org

Business Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

Address:
Miramonte Building
333 W. Colorado Ave, 3rd Floor
PO Box 548
Telluride, CO 81435


Staff:
Mike Rozycki, Planning Director
Karen Henderson, Associate Planner

Staff emails:
miker@sanmiguelcounty.org
karenh@sanmiguelcounty.org

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jump Land Use Code

Click on the links to open or download the section.
WARNING - large files - may take minutes to open. Please call the Planning Dept if you can't download the files and individual articles can be emailed to you. (The document is not available all in one file.)

Title Page   open download
Table of Contents   open download
Article 1 Administration and Enforcement open download
Article 2 Land Use Policies open download
Article 3 Procedures open download
Article 4 Submission Requirements open download
Article 5 Standards

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  Figure 5-1G open download
  Figure 5-2 open download
Article 6 Definitions open download
Appendix A Intentionally Left Blank open download
Appendix B Street Naming and Addressing Standards open download
Appendix C Guidelines for Septic System open download
  State of CO Guidelines for Individual Sewage Disposal Systems    
Appendix D Airport open download
  Telluride Regional Airport Imaginary Surfaces Plan, Existing Boundary    
Appendix E Employee Housing Mitigation Fee Calculation Tables open download
Index   open download
  Wright's Mesa Zone Districts New Language (adopted March 2010) open download

 

jump Recent Amendments to the Land Use Code

doc BOCC Resolution 2014-6 Land Use Code Amendment Adding a New Section 5-29 Medical and Retail Marijuana Facilities that would Potentially Allow Certain types of Medical and Retail Marijuana Facilities in the Forestry, Agriculture & Open (F), Wright's Mesa (WM), and Wright's Mesa Rural Agriculture (WMRA) Zone Districts through a Special Use Permit Review Process

doc BOCC Resolution 2013-18 Land Use Code Amendment Adopting Amendments to LUC Section 5-407 Wildlife Habitat Areas Modifying Dog and Fencing Regulations and Sections of the Code Relating to Wildlife Habitat Areas.

doc BOCC Resolution 2013-12 Land Use Code Amendment Amending Appendix A Floodplain Regulations and Removing Appendix A from appendices and Adding the Floodplain Regulations as a New Section 5-28 to the Land Use Code


 

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jump Master Plan Amendments

doc Expansion of the Telluride Region
CPC Resolution 2006-15 Adopting an Amendment to the San Miguel County Comprehensive Development Plan Regarding an Expansion of the Telluride Region

doc Employee Housing and Residential Impact Fees
CPC Resolution 2007-3 Adopting an Amendment to the San Miguel County Comprehensive Development Plan Regarding Employee Housing and Impact Fees

doc Modifying the Wright's Mesa Master Plan
CPC Resolution 2008-3 Adopting Amendments to the San Miguel County Comprehensive Development Plan Modifying the Wright's Mesa Section

 

The seven member Planning Commission is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.  Each member of the commission shall be a resident of the county.  The Planning Commission’s duty is to make and adopt a Comprehensive Development Plan (Master Plan), which is an advisory document.  The Planning Commission also reviews and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on zoning, subdivision, planned unit development, and certain special use permit applications.  The Planning Commission also reviews development and special uses as provided for in the county land use code.

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jump Planning Commission Meeting Agendas & Minutes

The Planning Commission meets on the second Wednesday of the month if needed.

news Find Planning Commission Meeting Documents (packets & minutes)

news Find Planning Commission Resolutions


The next scheduled Planning Commission meeting is:

No Meeting October 8, 2014

No Meeting September 10, 2014

No Meeting on August 13, 2014

July 23, 2014 - Agenda

CPC Draft Minutes June 11, 2014

July 23, 2014 Preliminary PUD & Subdivision: San Miguel Valley Corporation Mill Creek Parcel and Deep Creek Mesa Parcel Packet Items:

    Planning Department Staff Memorandum July 23, 2014

    First Supplement to Preliminary Plans

    Planning Department Staff Memorandum June 11 2014

 

June 11, 2014 - Agenda

CPC Draft Minutes March 12,2014

June 11, 2014 - Item 1: Preliminary PUD & Subdivision:  San Miguel Valley Corporation Mill Creek Parcel and Deep Creek Mesa Parcel

June 11, 2014 - Item 2: Land Use Code Amendment Recommendation: New Land Use Code Section 5-30Short-Term Rentals

 

No Meeting on May 14, 2014

No Meeting on April 8, 2014

March 8, 2014 Meeting:

March 8, 2014 - Agenda

CPC Draft Minutes January 8, 2014

March 12, 2014 Item 1: Land Use Code Amendment Recommendation: Allowing Short Term Rental of residences in unincorporated areas of San Miguel County

March 12, 2014 Backup for Item 1: Memorandum and materials from the August 1, 2012 BOCC meeting discussion on Short Term Rentals in unincorporated San Miguel County

No Meeting on February 12, 2014

January 8, 2014 Meeting:

January 8, 2014 - Agenda

CPC Draft Minutes December 11, 2013

Jan. 8, 2014 Item 1:  Substantial PUD Amendment Recommendation:  Unit 101, Rio Vista 1, Lot O, Lawson Hill PUD - to convert 1,033 sq. ft. of industrial space to residential and add 2 persons of density to the Lawson Hill PUD

Jan. 8, 2014 Item 2:  Land Use Code Amendment Recommendation:  Medical Marijuana Cultivation Facility, and/or Infused Product Facility, in the Forestry, Agriculture and Open Zone District, Wright's Mesa Zone District and Wright's Mesa rural Agriculture Zone District

Jan. 8, 2014 Item 3:  Discussion by Lawson Hill Property Owner's Company concerning a Master Plan Amendment

 

 


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    Current Appt Current Exp
Kris Holstrom Chair 01/01/10 01/01/16
Pamela Hall Vice-chair 01/01/10 01/01/16
Marty Schmalz Regular Member 01/23/13 01/01/17
Lee Taylor Regular Member 01/01/12 01/01/15
Brian Ahern Regular Member 01/01/12 01/01/15
Ian Bald Sr. Alternate 01/23/13 01/01/16
Kevin Kell Jr. Alternate 01/23/13 01/01/15

 


The five member Board of Adjustment is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.  The Board of Adjustment hears and decides appeals by any person aggrieved by inability to obtain a building permit or by the decision of any administrative officer made in the course of the administration or enforcement of zoning.

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jump Board of Adjustment Meetings & Minutes

The Board of Adjustment meets on the fourth Thursday of the month if needed.

Find Board of Adjustment Minutes

Find Board of Adjustment Resolutions

Upcoming Scheduled Meetings of 2014:

There are currently no Board of Adjustment meetings scheduled

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    Current Appt Current Exp
  Chair    
Jim Botenhagen Vice-chair 01/23/13 01/01/16
Bob Dempsey   01/01/11 01/01/14
Oak Smith   01/01/11 01/01/17
Marty Schmalz   01/23/13 01/01/16
Eric Wells Sr. Alternate 01/23/13 01/01/16
Brian Ahern Jr. Alternate 01/23/13 01/01/16
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