Bayfield District Plan

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 of the La Plata County Comprehensive Plan. 

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

Bayfield District Plan (current)

Bayfield Map 

Bayfield District Plan Matrix 

Bayfield District Plan Update Survey


Crowbar Creek Zoning

Crowbar Creek is zoned and is advised by the Bayfield District Plan.

How to get involved!

Your involvement is critical to updating the Bayfield District Plan - 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 updating the Bayfield District Plan. We very much appreciate your thoughtful input on this important effort for where YOU live and look forward to your continued involvement in the Bayfield District 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. To enter suggestions for improvement regarding the current district goals, objectives and policies complete the matrix above and email to Planning.   
  3. Sign up to receive the Bayfield newsletter, as well as the Community Development newsletter.

Upcoming Meetings

Meetings to update this plan will be scheduled in 2019. 

District Plans Timeline

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