Adams County government offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 19, in observance of Presidents' Day. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

District Plan

What is the District Plan?

The District Plan was developed through a partnership between Adams County and the City of Brighton as a means to preserve valuable farmland and stimulate innovative growth opportunities in the south Brighton area.

The goals of this plan are to:

  • Preserve agricultural land and heritage 
  • Encourage local food production
  • Promote agritourism

Download the District Plan Executive Summary or the full plan.

Where is the District Plan area?

District Plan Map

Located just south of the City of Brighton, encompassing land in the city and unincorporated Adams County.

Click on photo to view map.

Related News

Adams Crossing could include boutique farms, Brighton Standard Blade, Nov. 21, 2017
Developers now want to sell five “farm kits” - small boutique farms - as part of the planned Adams Crossing development of homes and shops between Sable Boulevard and 124th Avenue near Interstate 76.

Brighton capitalizes on changing consumer demands, Colorado Real Estate Journal, Nov. 1, 2017
Two retail trends are shaping how the city of Brighton and Adams County prepare for future development and community growth while honoring the agriculture backbone that has defined much of the area’s culture for generations.

Stepping up to the table: County’s ag specialist sees role of farm, Local Color Magazine, Sept. 2017

Fest focuses on farm culture, Local Color Magazine, Sept. 2017
The party later this month at the Bromley Koizuma-Hishinuma Historic Farm won't be like any other party you've seen in Brighton -- at least for a century or so.

City buys 63 acres of farmland for agritourism, Brighton Standard Blade, July 18, 2017
Elected city officials recently decided to buy Sable Farm for $3.5 million to preserve it as agricultural land and open space.


View past meeting minutes, videos, and related information on the District Plan resources page.

District Plan Commission

A nine-member commission acting as an ambassador for the implementation of the District Plan and advising the Board of County Commissioners, City Council, and staff on action items outlined in the Plan.

Upcoming 2018 District Plan Commission Meetings:

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m. (view agenda)
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2 p.m.
Thursday, Apr. 26, 2 p.m.

All meetings are open to the public and held at:
Adams County Government Center
4430 S. Adams County Parkway
Brighton, CO 80601 (map)

Anneli Berube, Ag Innovation Specialist for Adams County and the City of Brighton