The City of Ouray is undergoing a comprehensive update to the Land Use and Development Code (subdivision and zoning regulations) and Sign Code for the first time since 2013, when the Ouray Municipal Code was last repealed and revised. SEH is working with the City of Ouray to update these codes and will be relying on the Planning Commission to help guide and facilitate this process. This community-based effort will be focused on preparing a code that:
- Better reflects the Ouray community,
- Implements the goals and policies of the Ouray Community Plan (2021),
- Reflects current community development preferences,
- Clarifies processes, definitions, and administrative provisions,
- Is easier to navigate, interpret, and convey.
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The Planning Commission meets every second Tuesday of the month in the Ouray Community Center (unless otherwise noticed). At these meetings, the Planning Commission will discuss code changes and drafts with representatives from SEH and City Staff - the public is encouraged to attend these meetings to share opinions and thoughts throughout the update process. Drafts and relevant documents will be posted to this webpage below.
Code Update Resources & Drafts:
- Chapter & Section Outline DRAFT (SEH, Presented during 4/13/2022 Planning Commission Meeting)
- Community Survey Results Update 1* (City Staff, Presented during 5/10/2022 Planning Commission Meeting) *survey will remain OPEN
- 6/14/22 Land Use Code Update DRAFT 1 (SEH, Presented during 6/14/2022 Planning Commission Meeting)
- Community Survey Results Update 2* (City Staff, Presented during 6/14/2022 Planning Commission Meeting) *survey will remain OPEN
- Undeveloped Lands Analysis DRAFT and Undeveloped Lands Map DRAFT (City Staff, Presented during 6/14/2022 Planning Commission Meeting)
- 7/12/22 Land Use Code Update DRAFT 2 (SEH, Presented during 7/12/2022 Planning Commission Meeting)
- 8/9/22 Land Use Code Update DRAFT 3 (SEH, Presented during 8/9/2022 Planning Commission Meeting)
- 8/9/22 Ongoing Code Discussion Items (City Staff, Discussed during 8/9/2022 Planning Commission Meeting) - list will continue to change during draft discussions
To share your thoughts on the land use and sign code update or released drafts, contact the City's Community Development Director by submitting a response below:
- City Code, Chapter 7 & 8 - Zoning and Land Use & Sign Code (Printable)
- Ouray Community Plan 2021
- 2022 Planning Commission Regular Meeting Schedule
- City Infrastructure Standards
- City Maps
To stay up-to-date on the Code Rewrite process, contact the City’s Community Development Director at 970-325-7087 or fill out the contact form, above.