Animas Valley Zoning

The La Plata County Planning Commission and planning staff have kicked off an effort to update the plans for each of the county's 12 planning areas. 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 of the La Plata County Comprehensive Plan.  

Each plan:

  • Identifies the unique characteristics of a particular area
  • Captures key issues within each area
  • Establishes goals, policies and objectives to guide growth in each area
  • Assists the Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioner in evaluating the density, type, location and compatibility of land uses in each area

Animas Valley Zoning  (current)

Animas Valley Draft Plan

Animas Valley Feedback Form

Animas Valley Matrix - when completed submit to Planning@co.laplata.co.us

Animas Valley Survey

Please complete and submit the Matrix to provide staff feedback on the existing and future Animas Valley conditions. The completed matrix can be submitted through email to planning@co.laplata.co.us or in person to our office at 211 Rock Point Drive.

The Animas Valley is unlike the other districts since it does not have a district plan, rather it has traditional zoning established in the early 1990s.  That being the case, there is still need to create a district plan to provide growth management recommendations to the Planning Commission, as framed by the goals, policies and objectives of the La Plata County Comprehensive Plan.

How to get involved!

Your involvement is critical to the Animas Valley Plan Update- after all, we are talking about where you live!  We want to be sure that we capture all of your initial input as we begin the Animas Valley Plan Update. We very much appreciate your thoughtful input on this important effort for where YOU live and look forward to your continued involvement in the Animas Valley Plan Update process. There are three opportunities to participate:

  1. Fill out a brief online survey to articulate any issues, concerns, questions or comments you believe are relevant to the discussion.   
  2. Sign up to receive the Animas Valley newsletter, as well as the Community Development newsletter.

Animas Valley Survey Results

Meetings            

  1. There was an Open House December 10th 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Animas Valley Grange (7271 CR 203).  This handout was provided to those in attendance as well as a copy of the matrix.   
  2. The Planning Commission (PC) will discuss the Animas Valley plan and your input from on first Thursday of each month from January to April 2019. The PC meets 6-8 pm at the County Administration Building at 1101 E. 2nd Ave, Durango.  We encourage you to attend these meetings!

Past Meetings

    1. Click Here  for the agenda packet from the January 10th, 2019 Planning Commission meeting.

Area/District Plans Timeline 

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