La Posta 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

La Posta District Plan (current)

La Posta Map

How to get involved!

Your involvement is critical to updating the La Posta 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 La Posta 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 La Posta District 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! 

District Plans Timeline

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