Florida Mesa Plan

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

Florida Mesa Plan (current)

Florida Mesa Map                    

Florida Mesa Plan Matrix 

Florida Mesa Plan Update Matrix Results

Florida Mesa Plan Update Survey

Florida Mesa Plan Survey Results  

Florida Mesa Open House Notice

Existing Conditions Maps  

How to get involved!

Your involvement is critical to updating the Florida Mesa 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 Florida Mesa 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 Florida Mesa 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 areas current goals, objectives and policies, complete the matrix above and email to Planning.   
  3. Sign up to receive the Florida Mesa newsletter, as well as the Community Development newsletter.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Planning Commission meetings to update the Florida Mesa Plan are scheduled for September to December 2018 at 1101 E. 2nd Ave, Durango. All are welcome to attend. 
  •  Area (District) Plans Timeline 
  • The Florida Mesa Plan group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8:30 pm at the Faith Community Church (1400 Hwy 172). All are welcome to attend.
  • The Planning Department will be holding an Open House on Tuesday August 21st at Faith Community Church (1400 Hwy 172) from 5:00pm-7:00pm. All are encouraged to attend!

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