Our community came together in a two-year process to develop PlanCOS that outlines the vision for how our city will look in the future. As a next step, we must update our zoning and subdivision code to provide the technical support to carry out the goals outlined in PlanCOS.
The public is invited to learn about RetoolCOS, the plan to update the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance, Chapter 7 of City Code. When complete, the update to this section of City Code, which has not been comprehensively updated since the late 1990s, will result in establishing a new, modern and more user-friendly Unified Development Code (UDC).
The zoning and subdivision ordinance governs how property owners can use their land—and includes regulations such as building height, setbacks between properties and rights-of-ways, what uses are permitted, and how many parking spaces must be provided for various development types.
City staff and the project team will share the overall goals of the project, basic land use and zoning issues and processes, types of changes that may be made to the zoning and subdivision ordinance and provide input on successes and shortcomings of the City’s current ordinance as it pertains to the implementation of PlanCOS.
The public will have the opportunity at key points in the process to learn about the proposed technical updates and how they support PlanCOS, as well as provide input, prior to final adoption by City Council.
For more information about RetoolCOS visit: www.ColoradoSprings.gov/RetoolCOS