West Durango 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

West Durango Plan (current)

West Durango Map 

West Durango Matrix

West Durango Plan Update Survey

West Durango Plan Update Survey Results to date

West Durango Open House Notice

How to get involved!

Your involvement is critical to updating the West Durango 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 West Durango 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 West Durango Plan update process. There are three opportunities to participate:
  1. Fill out the brief online survey above 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 West Durango newsletter, as well as the Community Development newsletter.


  • Open House - April 10th, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, La Plata County Planning Department - 211 Rock Point Drive!
  • The Planning Commission will discuss the West Durango plan update and your input from 6-8 PM, Thursday May 3rd,  June 7th, July 5th, and August 2nd in the Board Room of the County Administration Building1101 E 2nd. Ave. in Durango. We encourage you to attend! 
  • Click here for the agenda packet from the Planning Commission meeting held on July 5th.
  • Click here for the agenda packet for the Planning Commission meeting scheduled on August 2nd. 
  • Meetings held by members of the West Durango Area - Sacred Heart Church, 254 5th Avenue in downstairs school building.    
    • May 20, 2018 – 6:00 pm
    • May 27, 2018 – 6:00 pm

Area (District) Plans Timeline 

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