Bayfield Plan

The La Plata County Planning Commission and planning staff have kicked off an effort to update the plans for each of the county's 12 planning districts. These advisory documents, which were first established in the early 1990s, provide growth management recommendations to the Planning Commission, as framed by the goals, policies and objectives of the La Plata County Comprehensive Plan. 

Each plan:

  • Identifies the unique characteristics of a particular area
  • Captures key issues within each area
  • Establishes goals, policies and objectives to guide growth in each district
  • Assists the Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioner in evaluating the density, type, location and compatibility of land uses in each district

Bayfield Plan (current)

Bayfield Map 

Bayfield Plan Matrix 

Bayfield Plan Update Survey

Bayfield Plan Survey Results

Crowbar Creek Zoning

Crowbar Creek is zoned and is advised by the Bayfield Plan.

How to get involved!

Your involvement is critical to updating the Bayfield Plan - after all, we are talking about where you live!  We want to be sure that we capture all of your initial input as we begin updating the Bayfield Plan Update. We very much appreciate your thoughtful input on this important effort for where YOU live and look forward to your continued involvement in the Bayfield Plan Update process. There are three opportunities to participate:
  1. Fill out a brief online survey to articulate any issues, concerns, questions or comments you believe are relevant to the discussion.
  2. To enter suggestions for improvement regarding the current goals, objectives and policies in the Bayfield area, complete the matrix above and email to Planning.   
  3. Sign up to receive the Bayfield newsletter, as well as the Community Development newsletter.

Upcoming Meetings

  The Planning Commission (PC) will discuss the Bayfield Plan and your input on the first Thursday of each month starting in April 2019. The PC meets 6-8 pm at the County Administration Building at 1101 E. 2nd Ave, Durango.  We encourage you to attend these meetings!


Past Meetings

    1. Click Here for the agenda packet from the April 4, 2019 Planning Commission meeting. 
    2. Click Here for the agenda packet from the May 2, 2019 Planning Commission meeting.
    3. Click Here for the agenda packet from the June 6, 2019 Planning Commission meeting.
    4. Click Here for the agenda packet from the July 11, 2019 Planning Commission meeting.
    5. Click Here for the agenda packet from the August 1, 2019 Planning Commission meeting.

District Plans Timeline

Feel free to
contact the La Plata County Planning Department at (970) 382-6263 with any questions.