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Throughout the Master Planning effort for Chaffee County, there will be ample opportunity for you to get involved, both through the website, as well as in person at events. We hope you will visit this website often as questions, discussion and engagement tools will change over time, as the project evolves.

Please share with your friends and family so that everyone has a voice in deciding what the future of Chaffee County looks like!


Throughout the Master Planning effort for Chaffee County, there will be ample opportunity for you to get involved, both through the website, as well as in person at events. We hope you will visit this website often as questions, discussion and engagement tools will change over time, as the project evolves.

Please share with your friends and family so that everyone has a voice in deciding what the future of Chaffee County looks like!


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Future Land Use Map

2 months

Parcels on this map without a color for a Future Land Use are not designated for a change in use. This includes Agriculture, Public Lands, Open Space, and Recreational uses.Parcels on this map without a color for a Future Land Use are not designated for a change in use. This includes Agriculture, Public Lands, Open Space, and Recreational uses.Welcome to the new interactive Future Land Use Map (FLUM)! The FLUM comes from the community input and is a very influential part of the Comprehensive Plan that illustrates Chaffee County’s vision for growth. The FLUM designates what parts of the County...

Parcels on this map without a color for a Future Land Use are not designated for a change in use. This includes Agriculture, Public Lands, Open Space, and Recreational uses.Parcels on this map without a color for a Future Land Use are not designated for a change in use. This includes Agriculture, Public Lands, Open Space, and Recreational uses.Welcome to the new interactive Future Land Use Map (FLUM)! The FLUM comes from the community input and is a very influential part of the Comprehensive Plan that illustrates Chaffee County’s vision for growth. The FLUM designates what parts of the County are intended to change or are envisioned to be stable. The FLUM is not regulatory, meaning it’s not like zoning or an ordinance, however it is used to guide future implementation of this plan through amendments to the land use code.  

Place a pin to reflect your views on the FLUM.

Parcels on this map without a color for a Future Land Use are not designated for a change in use. This includes Agriculture, Public Lands, Open Space, and Recreational Uses.


Descriptions:

Agriculture / Open Space: Intended for lands used for agriculture purposes including light mixed uses and facilities associated with the agricultural or recreational economy. Includes floodplain protection, riverbank stabilization, riparian habitat preservation, open space preservation, active and passive parks, and trails.

Rural Commercial: Intended for diverse existing and future commercial areas that are integral to the region’s economy such as business parks, offices, gravel mining or utilities.

Mixed Use Corridor: Future targeted growth designation to promote a mix of uses that are best served by locations on major transportation corridors and near existing higher intensity activities where higher densities may be appropriate to adhere to an orderly and efficient vision that encourages denser growth near existing communities. Intended to promote job growth and economic development by preserving sites for highway or river-dependent manufacturing and freight transportation.


Mixed Residential: Designation intended for areas of desired annexation adjacent to existing incorporated or unincorporated communities or along major transportation corridors where higher densities may be appropriate. Envisioned to accommodate denser housing development to combat sprawl. Intended to accommodate a mix of housing types, particularly to provide opportunities for affordable housing.

Open Space: Intended to preserve open space particularly in existing subdivisions or along existing or proposed trail networks to expand county recreation and connectivity goals.

Public Lands: State- and federally-owned public lands and open space where no change in land use is envisioned. Also intended for recreation or tourism-related land uses in isolated nodes in the unincorporated county.

Rural Residential: Intended for lands in rural areas of the unincorporated County generally on parcels between 2 and 20 acres in existing platted subdivisions. Accommodates low density residential uses and generally designated for established residential neighborhoods where No Change in Use is intended.

Suburban Residential: Intended for low intensity residential uses on parcels near existing incorporated or unincorporated communities or along major transportation corridors. The intent is to promote residential or limited commercial development that protects the area’s environmental assets, and permitting more open space, and protecting farmland and the character of the community.

Rural Mixed Use Corridor: Intended for future uses similar to that of MUC but at lower intensities more appropriate to the surrounding rural character. Envisioned to promote economic development consistent with the existing recreation, agricultural or tourism-based economy such as rafting companies, campgrounds or hospitality activities. 

Industrial: Intended to accommodate existing and future manufacturing areas where larger building sizes and activities are more appropriate, further from existing and potential residential areas such as aviation related activities.