Florida Mesa 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

Florida Mesa District Plan (current)

Florida Mesa Map                    

Florida Mesa District Plan Matrix 

Florida Mesa District Plan Update Survey

Florida Mesa District Plan Survey Results  

Florida Mesa Open House Notice

How to get involved!

Your involvement is critical to updating the Florida Mesa 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 Florida Mesa 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 Florida Mesa 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 Florida Mesa newsletter, as well as the Community Development newsletter.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Planning Commission meetings to update the Florida Mesa District Plan are scheduled for September to December 2018 at 1101 E. 2nd Ave, Durango. All are welcome to attend. 
  • District Plans Timeline 
  • The Florida Mesa District 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.