City Planning

Planning and Development

 (719) 589 - 6631
daspinwall@ci.alamosa.co.us

The Planning Department, a division of Public Works, is responsible for managing the City's built environment and creating a livable community that balances the needs of residents, businesses, property owners and visitors. The Department also assists other departments in coordinating multi-departmental work efforts to address a wide range of issues including land-use studies, transportation planning and water conservation. The Department provides the following services:
  • Development review for new construction and site plans
  • Sign review and approval
  • Supports the Planning and Zoning Commission and Historic Preservation Commission
  • Develops long-range and city master planning
  • Reviews complex Conditional Use, Variance, Non-conforming Use, Temporary Use, and Administrative Adjustment Petitions for compliance with the Zoning Regulations.
  • Processes rezoning and Use Permit applications.
  • Assists in answering citizen questions and resolving issues. Responds to zoning verification and interpretation requests.
  • Researches zoning areas, restrictions, allowances, and ordinances of addresses and parcels for citizens.
  • Administers subdivision plat process.
  • Assists with the preparation and execution of annexation petitions, annexation agreements, development agreements, lease agreements, and other documents related to land use and development.
  • Dispenses information on zoning, property information, and the history of the City.
  • Reviews subdivision and annexation packages for accuracy and completeness.

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