Fort Lewis 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

Fort Lewis Mesa Plan (current summary)

Fort Lewis Mesa Plan (current complete)

Fort Lewis Mesa Map

Fort Lewis Mesa Open House

Fort Lewis Mesa Plan Matrix - when completed submit to

Fort Lewis Mesa Plan Update Survey

Fort Lewis Mesa Plan Survey Results

How to get involved!

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

Upcoming Meetings

  • The Planning Commission (PC) will discuss the Fort Lewis Mesa plan and your input from on first Thursday of each month beginning January 10th 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

  • Click here for the agenda packet for the January 10th, 2019 Planning Commission meeting.
  • Community Open house was held for the Fort Lewis Mesa District Plan update from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Saturday, January 19th, 2019 at the Breen Community Center.   

Area/District Plans Timeline 

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