Regulation Updates

Regulation Amendments

Proposed Land Disturbance Revisions to the Zoning Resolution and the Land Development Regulation

Case Number: 21-109265AM
Case Manager: Nathan Seymour and Lindsey Wire

The following summarizes the proposed changes to Section 16 of the Zoning Resolution and Section 17 of the Land Development Regulation. 

Changes to Section 16 of the Zoning Resolution:

  • Incorporation of Section 17 of the Land Development Regulation
  • General housekeeping including reorganization of sections and minor changes for clarity
  • Removal of K Factor evaluation when determining what type of Land Disturbance Permit is required
  • Addition of the requirement for a permit when stockpiling material
  • Addition of the process steps and processing timeframes for the Notice of Intent
  • The addition of infiltration testing requirements to be included within the Soil/Geologic Investigation Report
  • Clarification on what would be required when an engineer would like to grade or is proposing activities within 7 feet of the property

Changes to Section 17 of the Land Development Regulation:

  • Section 17 has been modified to provide the appropriate reference language to Section 16 of the Zoning Resolution.

The proposed regulation changes with red-marks are below:

The proposed regulation changes with the changes accepted are below:

Public Hearings have been scheduled for the following dates:

If you have any questions, please contact us here.

Proposed Revisions to the Transportation Design and Construction Manual

Case Number: 22-122945AM
Case Manager: Lindsey Wire

The following summarizes the proposed changes to the Transportation Design and Construction Manual.

  • Chapter 3:
    • Update Standard Templates to provide additional flexibility for public streets.
    • Clarify that within the area of the Vision Clearance triangle, there shall be no fence, wall, landscaping, structure or other obstruction to view more than thirty-six (36) inches in height.
    • Update Section 3.7.8 to remove the statement that the appropriate Fire Protection District may approve alternate standards.
  • Chapter 5:
    • New subsection 5.1.7.3 Median Cover Material and Median Edging Patterned Concrete
    • New subsection 5.1.7.4 Detectable Warnings on Concrete Curb Ramps
    • New subsection 5.1.7.5 Waterproofing Membranes
    • Revision to subsection 5.1.10.1 Signs. Wording changes and subsection is now Signs, Sign Posts, and Anchors.
    • Revision to Section 5.2 Construction Standards table. New standard drawings inserted as described below. 
      • 16 Detectable Warnings on Concrete Curb Ramps
      • 17 Waterproofing Membranes
      • 18 Median Cover Material Patterned Concrete
      • 19 Median Edging Patterned Concrete
  • Transportation Studies Appendix:
    • Create three types: Trip Generation Memoranda, Transportation Analysis, and Transportation Impact Studies
  • Modifications to Standard Templates 1, 2, 3, and 4

The proposed regulation changes with red-marks are below:

If you have any questions, please contact us here.

Wildfire Regulation Updates

Case Number: 22-104558AM

Regulation Revisions were approved by the Board of County Commissioners on October 11. Revisions are effective immediately. The following chapters of the Zoning Resolution contained the more significant changes: 

  • Zoning Resolution Section 15 - Landscaping
  • Zoning Resolution Section 39 - Wildfire Hazard Overlay District

There were also several other sections of the Zoning Resolution where a change to the title was needed along with other minor wording consistencies. Those changes are in the Table of Contents, Section 9 – Submittal Requirements, Section 11 – Board of Adjustment, and Section 42 – Drilling and Production of Oil and Gas.

Chapter 3 of the Transportation Design and Construction Manual was initially proposed to be updated as well. However, based on comments received during the Planning Commission hearing, this Chapter was removed from this update prior to the Board of County Commissioners hearing. These changes will be pursued by the County at a later date. 

Red-marked copies of the adopted chapters in both PDF and Word can be found linked in the online case folder (22-104558AM).

These updates are part of a multi-phased process of changes to County regulations regarding Wildfire. Additional changes will be proposed with future phases as the County updates its Community Wildfire Protection Plan and works with subject matter experts on Defensible Space standards.

If you have any questions, please contact us here.

Short-Term Rental Regulation Updates

The first draft of the Short-Term Rental Regulation updates is coming. Check back here for updates!

A Virtual Community Meeting was held to discuss the Short-Term Rental Regulation Updates on June 30, 2022. 

Screen shot from the Youtube Video of the Short-Term Rental Presentation. Opens in new windowThe recording of the presentation and community feedback can be viewed on YouTube.external_site_marker

A Short-Term Rental is currently defined in the Jefferson County Zoning Resolution as: a single family detached dwelling or portion thereof that contains not more than 5 bedrooms, that is used for, or advertised and available for use for, accommodations or lodging of guests paying a fee or other compensation, for a period of fewer than 30 consecutive days.

Discussion topics:

  • An overview of current regulations
  • A discussion of the aspects of a poorly run Short-Term Rental
  • A discussion of the aspects of a well run Short-Term Rental
  • Regulations that could be implemented to ensure a well run Short-Term Rental

Do you have additional input on Short-Term Rentals in unincorporated Jeffco? Email us here.

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