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Development Process

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Planning and Development Services provides customer service in the area of development review. Planning staff coordinates the review of development applications and is the primary contact between applicants, city staff, outside agencies and other interested parties. Staff provides information to residents, community organizations, special interest groups, developers, realtors and other interested parties regarding land development issues. Planning provides staff support and professional advice to the Planning and Zoning Commission, City Council and other city boards and commissions. Planning administers the city’s land development ordinances and updates the ordinances as needed in response to direction from the City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission, or as a result of new or revised county, state, and federal regulations and changing development trends.

Major applications

Land Use Amendment, Development Code Amendment, Annexation/Annexation Referral, Zoning Map Amendment (Rezoning), Preliminary Subdivision Plat, Preliminary PUD Development Plan, Preliminary Mobile Home Subdivision Plat/Site Plan, Conditional Use, Vacation of Right-of-Way or Easement, Height Exception, Variance (PZ), Transfer of Development Rights and Site Specific Development Plan - Vested Property Right.

Minor applications

Minor Subdivision Plat, Final Subdivision Plat, Final PUD Development Plan, Final Mobile Home Subdivision Plat/Site Plan, Limited Use, Site Plan, Exception to Street and Access Standards, Temporary Use, Minor Modification, Flexible Sign Plan and Alternate Parking Plan

For questions, contact us at (303) 651-8330 or

Development Application Under Review Property Posting

Development Under-Review

Public Hearing Property Posting 

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Neighborhood Meeting Posting

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Active Development Applications and Site Map

Affidavit and Specifications for Property Posting

City Council / City Council Agenda and Meeting Format

Development Application Form

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Land Development Code / Chapter 15.01 General Provisions of the Longmont Municipal Code


Planning and Zoning Commission and Current Agenda / Commissioner Roster / Meeting Format / Meeting Steps for Application Review

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Public Hearings on Development Applications

City Council / City Council Agenda and Meeting Format

Some projects are sent to the following boards for review and comment:

Historic Preservation Commission
Transportation Advisory Board

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