Proposed Regulation Amendments

The Adams County Board of Commissioners adopted the Development Standards and Regulations to guide development and protect and promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of the county.

These Development Standards and Regulations are regularly updated to reflect the goals of the Comprehensive Plan, to ensure that they adhere to current case law, and to comply with updated State and Federal regulations.

2021 Text Amendments - Oil & Gas Facilities (Phase 1) - Approved 07/27/2021

The Community and Economic Development Department proposed revisions to the County’s oil and gas regulations for alignment with the newly adopted Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission rules and recently modified statutory authority allowing a local government to adopt their own standards for oil and gas development. The text amendments proposed to Chapters 2, 4 and 11 of the Adams County Development Standards and Regulations, the Oil and Gas Facility (OGF) Permit Application, and a newly created Development Application Guide. The amendments included revisions to, among other topic areas, setbacks, nuisance-type impacts, resident and community outreach and notice, and cumulative impacts evaluation. These amendments will further allow for future OGF permitting by the County while ensuring siting is done in a manner that is protective of public health, safety, welfare, the environment and wildlife resources. 

2021 Text Amendments - Parks Zone Districts and Sign Code (Phase 2)

Adams County will be hosting a series of virtual meetings via Zoom to discuss potential updates and amendments to the county’s Development Standards and Regulations. We are inviting you to participate in the Sign Code and Parks and Open Space Stakeholder and Public Outreach Meetings.

Presentations from Aug. 10, 2021:

Sign Code Discussion Points

  • On-Premise/Off-Premise Distinction
  • Updated Review Timeline
  • Large Sign/Billboard Conditional Use

Parks and Open Space Discussion Points

  • Project purpose
  • Overview of proposed new use categories
  • Updated Performance Standards

We have already hosted several virtual public outreach meetings.

  • 1st virtual meeting (Sign Code – Stakeholder) - Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, 3-4 p.m.
  • 2nd virtual meeting (Parks and Open Space – Stakeholder) - Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, 4-5 p.m.
  • 3rd virtual meeting (Sign Code – Public) – Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, 5-6 p.m.
  • 4th virtual meeting (Parks and Open Space – Public) – Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, 6-7 p.m.

To view the draft language of these proposed amendments, click on the links below. Comments may be e-mailed to Nick Eagleson at neagleson@adcogov.org 

2021 Text Amendments - Phase 3

Adams County will be hosting a series of virtual meetings via Zoom to discuss potential updates and amendments to the County’s Development Standards and Regulations. We are inviting you to participate in the Public Outreach Meetings. 
Proposed changes may include (but are not limited to) the following topics:
  • Zoning Overlays to implement the visions of the following adopted subarea plans:
    • Welby Subarea Plan
    • Federal Blvd. Framework Plan
    • Transit-Oriented and Rail Station Area Planning Guidelines (1/2 buffer from Stations)
    • Clear Creek Valley TOD Plan
  • Use-by-right allowances of outdoor storage in the Industrial-2 and Industrial-3 zone districts
  • Creation of a Mixed-Use Zone District
  • Tiny Home Villages
  • Safe Parking regulations
  • Empowering Comprehensive Plan in criteria of approval for land use cases

View the draft documents:

We have held several virtual meetings and encourage you to watch below. 
 
2nd virtual meeting- Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 6-7 p.m. 
1st virtual meeting- Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 6-7 p.m. 

View the June 22 and July 27 meetings in this playlist:

For more information on these changes, please e-mail Layla Bajelan at lbajelan@adcogov.org.

2021 Text Amendments - Phase 4 (Planned for Late 2021)

A 4th phase of text amendments is planned for later 2021. At this time, the Community and Economic Development Department is organizing amendment topics and a timeline for this project. For more information, please contact Greg Barnes at gjbarnes@adcogov.org