Zoning Transition Programs

An important step in implementing new or updated zoning regulations is to prepare a comprehensive program to “transition” from old (or non-existant) zoning districts to new zoning districts. Termed a “zoning transition program”, the ultimate goal of the program is for the adoption of a new or updated official zoning map. A zoning transition program provides a policy framework for determining how property is classified into one or more new zoning districts. A zoning transition program also outlines procedures for public outreach, property owner notification, and the resolution of conflicts regarding the determination of zoning districts. Plan Tools staff have prepared successful zoning transition programs for the City of Thornton, Town of Monument, Town of Bennett and Archuleta County, Colorado. To view an example of a decision tree associated with one of these zoning transition programs, please click here.


Comprehensive Planning

Community Plan Updates
County Master Plan Updates
Specific Area Plans

Development Regulation

Unified Development Codes
Sign Code Updates
Zoning Map Updates

Special Studies

Three Mile Area Annexation Plans
Organizational Effectiveness Studies
Zoning Transition Programs