Jefferson County’s diverse communities attract visitors to our parks, trails, and downtown main streets. Some of those visitors decide to stay. Our county is a unique mix of urban, rural, mountains, and plains. This wonderful diversity is what I love most about living here.
As county commissioners, we work closely with our community and team to determine how Jeffco will grow and develop. How do we tackle competing demands like more affordable housing and greater density with wildfire risk, water, and traffic? What factors should we consider when we address whether a new development is compatible with the surrounding area?
Earlier this month at our Foothills Community Town Hall in Evergreen, residents also asked questions related to growth and development. Land use decisions are guided by the county’s Comprehensive Master Plan. The CMP – approved in 2010 – is about to get a major facelift with your help!
Commissioners approved the launch of an initiative to ensure even stronger coordination among county departments and our community as we address growth issues – and new challenges. We are updating the CMP plus other plans tied to transportation, wildfire, and future land uses. The effort also folds in recommendations from the Jeffco Wildfire Risk Reduction Task Force - now the Jeffco Wildfire Commission, which I chair. The project is expected to take up to 24 months and officially kicks off this summer with a new website, in-depth community engagement, and bi-lingual in-person and virtual public meetings – all with a laser-like focus on identifying our collective priorities for thoughtful, responsible growth. If you have feedback for us or just want to listen in, I personally invite you to join us for the conversation. Your input and values will help shape Jeffco’s future growth and development. For more information, visit Jeffco’s Planning & Zoning webpage or contact our office at [email protected].
Commissioner Dahlkemper can be reached at [email protected] or (303) 638-3433.
To learn more about the Jefferson County Commissioners, visit our website. The Board of County Commissioners’ public hearings are held on most Tuesdays at 8:00 a.m. and we invite you to join us for public comment. Click here for details.