La Posta 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

La Posta Plan (current)

La Posta Map

How to get involved!

Your involvement is critical to updating the La Posta 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 La Posta 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 La Posta Plan update process. There are three opportunities to participate:

  1. Sign up to receive the La Posta newsletter, as well as the Community Development newsletter.


  1. Roads - February 7th
  2. Infrastructure - February 28th 
  3. Land Use Classifications - March 12th
  4. Land Use - April 11th
  5. Financing & Archaeology - May 30th 
  6. June 13th 
  • The Planning Commission will discuss the La Posta plan update and your input from 6-8 PM, Thursday June 7th, in the Board Room of the County Administration Building1101 E 2nd. Ave. in Durango. We encourage you to attend! 

Area (District) Plans Timeline

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