Zoning and Development Code Update

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The first draft of Module 1 (PDF) is now available for review, along with a Module 1 Overview Memo (PDF) which summarizes the changes in the draft and also outlines the discussion topics scheduled for the Zoning and Development Code (ZDC) Update Committee meeting. 

The ZDC Committee will review Module 1 at their September 6 meeting, The Planning Commission will discuss it at the September 1 workshop, and Council will discuss it at the September 19 Workshop. Comments can be emailed to the Community Development Department at ZoningCodeUpdate@gjcity.org or submitted through GJSpeaks.

Project Overview

The City of Grand Junction is updating its Zoning and Development Code (Z&DC). This project is an important next step in the comprehensive planning process, focused on making sure that the rules that govern land development (zoning and subdivision regulations) support the vision, goals and strategies that were identified by the community as part of the One Grand Junction Comprehensive Plan, which the City adopted in 2021.

The goals of the Zoning and Development Code update project include:

  • Updating the City’s regulations to better reflect the goals and policies described in the 2020 One Grand Junction Comprehensive Plan, especially those Key Principles related to Responsible and Managed Growth and Strong Neighborhoods and Housing Choices.
  • Achieving a higher level of efficiency, consistency, and simplicity.
  • Identifying constraints and opportunities for affordable and attainable housing, consistent with those identified in the City’s recently adopted Housing Strategies.

The Zoning and Development Code update process will be completed in two distinct phases over the next year, beginning with a Phase 1 Code Assessment Report that identifies needed updates to the Code, followed by the substantive revisions to the Z&DC in Phase 2.  

The Code Assessment (Phase 1) (PDF) is available for review and comment. Comments on the assessment will be used to inform the drafting of the Code. The City will be holding online public discussions on the Code Assessment. Date and times are forthcoming.

Drafting of the Code will be completed in three modules over approximately the next 6 months. Each module will be available for public review and comment. The Module 1 draft (PDF) is available for public review and comment. 

Community involvement is essential to this project. There will be many opportunities to provide ideas and feedback about the project, both in-person and virtually. Each phase in the project will include draft documents that will be shared with the community for input and comment.

Information about the project and upcoming project meetings are updated regularly on this webpage. If you would like to receive notification emails on this project, please sign up with NotifyMe. Questions or comments can be emailed to the Community Development Department at ZoningCodeUpdate@gjcity.org

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Questions?

Contact the Community Development Department at ZoningCodeUpdate@gjcity.org or 970-244-1430.