Land Use Code Table 63-1-2-1: Draft Agricultural & Residential Zoning Districts

Table 63-1-2-1

Agricultural and Residential Zoning Districts

District

The purpose of this Zoning District is to provide for:

District Plan Designation 1

Name

Designation

Conservation / Open Space

CO

The preservation of natural lands and areas unintended for Development, together with conservation areas that are owned or managed by the State or Federal Governments, La Plata Open Space Conservancy, or similar land management agencies or organizations. These areas may be used for passive recreational purposes, and may include wildlife habitat, timberlands, and other environmentally sensitive areas.

Timber / Recreation / Wildlife

Ag/Timber/Recreation (BA, FR, JC, NC, VA, WD)

Ag/Timber/

Public

Recreation (NC)

Agriculture / Farm and Ranch

FR

Agricultural use devoted to farm and ranch lands for the purpose of producing food and other agricultural products, growing trees and forest products, and the breeding and grazing of animals, along with their accessory structures. Land within this district is intended for uses related to and in support of agriculture.

Country Tourist

Dude Ranch

(NC)

Country Tourist Dude Ranch Agriculture (VA)

Tourist Agricultural Dude Ranch (FR, VA, WD)

 

Agriculture Residential

AR

Residential lots on 35 acres or more that are exempt, pursuant to C.R.S. 30-28-101, from County subdivision regulations, or 20-acre lots with 85 percent common open space set aside to preserve critical lands, protect natural resources, and maintain a density that is compatible with the character of surrounding agricultural uses. Subdivisions within this district must demonstrate the suitability of the site for development relative to the proof of physically and legally available water, including when applicable, a safe yield analysis; provisions for a wastewater system and emergency services; together with access to a State or County roadway that has, or commensurate with the phasing and timing of Development, will have the requisite capacity for the trips generated by the Development.

Rural (LP)

Rural (1/35 ac.) (DD)

Ag / Residential 35 (DD)

Ag / Rural Residential (BA, FM, FR, JC, NC, VA, WD)

Rural (FL)

Animas Valley Crowbar Creek 4

Rural Residential

RR

Rural residential subdivision on lots ranging in size from five to 20 acres, with provisions and bonuses for conservation development, including small acreage lots clustered around common open space set aside to preserve critical lands and to protect natural resources. The common open space is also to provide for perimeter setbacks and buffering to transition to adjacent uses. Subdivisions within this district must demonstrate the suitability of the site for development relative to the proof of physically and legally available water, including when applicable, a safe yield analysis; provisions for a wastewater system and emergency services; together with access to a State or County roadway that has, or commensurate with the phasing and timing of Development, will have the requisite capacity for the trips generated by the Development.

Residential 10 (WD)

Rural Estates (1/10 ac. Min.) (DD)

Animas Valley 15-Acre Minimum Single Family Residential

Animas Valley 10-Acre Minimum Single Family Residential

Suburban Residential

SR

Residential Development with lots ranging in size from three to 10 acres, with provisions and bonuses for conservation development with smaller lots clustered around common open space set aside to preserve critical lands and to protect natural resources. Subdivisions within this district must demonstrate the suitability of the site for Development relative to the proof of physically and legally available water, including when applicable, a safe yield analysis; provisions for a wastewater system and emergency services; together with access to a State or County roadway that has, or commensurate with the phasing and timing of Development, will have the requisite capacity for the trips generated by the Development.

Residential (3-6 ac.) (JC)

Large Lot Residential (BA, FM, LP, HC, VA, WD)

Large Lot Residential (1-3 ac.) (DD)

Residential 3 (WD)

3 ac. Single Family Residential Restricted (AV)

Rural Residential (LP)

Rural Residential (1/3 ac., min) (DD)

Suburban Density Residential (BA, FR, NC, VA, WD)

Medium Density Residential (5-11.99 DU’s per ac.) (DD)

Animas Valley Five-Acre Minimum Single Family Residential

Animas Valley Three-Acre Minimum Single Family Residential 2

Animas Valley Two-Acre Minimum single Family Residential

Hermosa Creek Neighborhood Zoning District

Bruce Lane Neighborhood Zoning District

Hermosa / Animas Valley Neighborhood Zoning District

Semi-Urban Residential

SU

A variety of housing types including single-family detached and attached dwellings that are on lots ranging in size from one to five acres. The common open space in these developments is for resource protection, recreational spaces and trails, and/or buffering between housing types within or adjacent to the Development. Given the semi-urban density and level of demand for urban facilities and services, Developments in this district must connect to the urban services of a proximate municipality, special district, or metro district through annexation; a development agreement or implied consent agreement; or provide for proof of physically and legally available water, including when applicable, a safe yield analysis; provisions for a wastewater system and emergency services; together with access to a State or County roadway that has, or commensurate with the phasing and timing of Development, will have the requisite capacity for the trips generated by the Development.

Low Density Residential (LP)

Low Density Residential (1-4.99 DU’s per ac.) (DD)

Medium Density Residential (FM, WD)

Medium Density Residential (LP)

City Adjacent Residential (JC)

Perimeter Residential (BA)

Small Lot Residential (FM)

Animas Valley One-Acre Single Family Residential 3

Urban Residential

UR

A variety of housing types including multiple-family development, which may also include a mixture of residential and commercial land uses. The lot sizes in this district may range from 1,500 square feet to one acre per dwelling unit. Given the urban density and level of demand for urban facilities and services, Developments in this District must connect to the urban services of a proximate municipality, through annexation; a development agreement or implied consent agreement; provisions for emergency services; together with access to a State or County roadway that has, or commensurate with the phasing and timing of Development, will have the requisite capacity for the trips generated by the Development. Perimeter spacing and bufferyards, as well as building height and scale are necessary to appropriately transition this high-density land use to adjacent areas.

Mixed Residential

Mixed Residential Accommodations (VA)

High Density (NC)

High Density Residential (LP)

High Density Residential (12-24 DU’s per acre) (DD)

PUD (FR)

CB Mixed Use (up to 24 DU’s per ac.) (DD)

Multiple Use (DD)

Animas Valley High-Density, Single Family Residential / PUD

Animas Valley Multifamily Residential

Table Notes

  1. The District Plan designations are from the plans for each of the Planning Districts as of the Effective Date of this Code. The two letter abbreviations refer to the individual Planning Districts, as set forth in Sec. 62-2-4, Consistency with Plans.
  2. The Animas Valley Three-Acre Minimum Single-Family Residential district also includes the "Restricted" district.
  3. The Animas Valley One-Acre Minimum Single-Family Residential district also includes the "Restricted" district.
  4. The Animas Valley Zoning Districts reflected in this table include limited use standards, as set forth in Subchapter 63-3, Special and Limited Uses, to encompass the specific use standards of Article III, Animas Valley Land Use Plan Districts, of the former Land Use Code.