PLANNING COMMISSION ROLE
The Gilpin County Planning Commission is a nine-member board appointed by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) for the purpose of planning and plan review. They are advisory to the BOCC on all matters concerning land use and land subdivision. The Planning Commission is charged with the formulation and revision of comprehensive master plans, zoning regulations, subdivision regulations and special use permit conditions. They also conduct site-specific plan reviews associated with all of the above. The Planning Commission typically makes a recommendation on a land use case which is then sent to the Board of County Commissioners for a final decision.
Typically, Planning Commission review is done in three phases. Review often begins with a conceptual discussion of a proposal relative to its consistency with Gilpin County Master Plan goals and objectives. If found to be consistent with Master Plan goals and objectives, a more detailed review for consistency with County policy and regulation will follow. The final review phase includes a public hearing where any interested party may comment for the record. All meetings are open to the public, but if you wish to address the commission you must first give your name and address for the meeting minutes. Written comments are also accepted.
PLANNING COMMISSION MEETINGS
The agenda for the next meeting is typically posted on the Courthouse steps will be posted here as available. All meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Gilpin Old Courthouse unless otherwise noted on the agenda. Meetings maybe canceled or rescheduled due to lack of business or poor weather. Special meetings may also be called.
If you have any questions regarding the next meeting, please
contact Community Development Department staff at (303) 582-5831. Extra
meeting material/handouts are typically available at the meeting on a first
come, first serve basis. If you would like a copy of the material sent to
the Planning Commission, please email Shannon Cook at to make such a request. Material is typically sent to the Planning Commission on the
Friday prior to the meeting, and can be forwarded to you upon receipt of
your emailed request, but only after the material has been sent to the
Planning Commission. An ADA accessible entrance is located from the back parking lot, which is
accessible from West 1st High Street. General parking can be
found in the Courthouse lot or in the Teller lot across the street from the
Courthouse, when the opera is not in session.
Any contact of a Planning Commissioner regarding any case or proposal should be made during the public meeting or through staff prior to the meeting.