The La Plata County Planning Commission and planning staff have kicked off an effort to update the district plans for each of the county's 12 planning districts. These advisory documents, which were first established in the early 1990s, provide growth management recommendations to the Planning Commission, as framed by the goals, policies and objectives La Plata County Comprehensive Plan revision site. 

Each district plan:
  • Identifies the unique characteristics of a particular district
  • Captures key issues within each district
  • Establishes goals, policies and objectives to guide growth in each district
  • Assists the Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioner in evaluating the density, type, location and compatibility of land uses in each district
Your involvement is critical to updating the North County District Plan - after all, we are talking about where you live! To help us get started with the conversation that will occur over the next several months at meetings in North County, at the Planning Commission, and through online tools, please fill out the questions below. 

We want to be sure that we capture all of your initial input as we begin updating the North County District Plan, so please use the questionnaire below to articulate any issues, concerns, questions or comments you believe are relevant to the discussion. We very much appreciate your thoughtful input on this important effort for where YOU live and look forward to your continued involvement in the North County District Plan update process. Thank you again for your participation!

Please join us for a public meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 18 at the Silverpick Lodge 48475 US Highway 550. We want to hear your ideas and input on the North County District Plan update.

The Planning Commission will discuss the North County plan update and your input from 6-8 p.m., Thursday Jan. 4 in the Board Room of the County Administration Building, 1101 E 2nd. Ave. in Durango. We encourage you to attend one or both of these meetings! 

Please contact the La Plata County Planning Department at (970) 382-6263 with any questions. 

* 1. Contact information

* 2. Is your primary residence located in the North County District?

* 3. If no, where do you live?

* 4. What is your property type?

* 5. If you have a residential property, please describe its status

* 6. What features make the North County District unique?

* 7. What are the greatest growth/development challenges facing the North County District?

* 8. What is most important to you when considering the North County District's future?

* 9. Please indicate how important each of the following policy topics is to you:

  Not at all important Somewhat important Important Very important
Traffic and Road Safety
Housing Availability/Affordability
Access to Public Lands
Availability of Commercial Services
Open Space/Scenic Corridor
Historic/Agricultural Uses

* 10. Please elaborate on your priorities in Question 6, including any additional topics not listed above.

* 11. Please indicate how important each of the following land use concerns is to you:

  Not at all important Somewhat important Important Very important
Short-term rentals
Retail marijuana
Trail access/infrastructure
Commercial impacts
Visual impacts of development

* 12. Please elaborate on the ranking in Question 8, including any additional topics not listed above.

* 13. Do you have any other comments, questions, or concerns?