Planning & Zoning Commission

​Please refer to the Commission calendar event as dates and locations may change.  Regular Planning and Zoning Commission meetings will be held in person, and will have a virtual option.

Regular Meetings

  • Fourth Tuesday of the month
  • City Council meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
  • 6 PM
  • City Hall
    101 West 8th Street
    City Council Chambers
    Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Members


Marco Dehm
Appointed: 11/2010, 02/2011, 02/2014, 02/2017, 02/2020
Term Expires: 02/2023

George Shaver
Appointed:  Alternate 01/2017 to fill, 05/2019 to fill, 02/2021
Term Expires: 02/2024

Carolyn Cipperly
Appointed: 02/2020
Term Expires: 02/2023

Joy White
Appointed: 02/2021
Term Expires: 02/2024

Sumner Schachter
Appointed: 11/2013, 02/2016, 02/2019
Term Expires: 02/2022

Amber E Wissing
Appointed:   Alternate 06/2017 to fill, 02/2019 to fill, 02/2021
Term Expires: 02/2024

Ben West
Appointed:  Alternate 02/2020 to fill, 11/2020 to fill
Term Expires: 02/2022

Alternates


Peter Waller
Appointed Alternate:  02/2021 to fill
Term Expires: 02/2022
 
VACANT
Appointed Alternate: to fill
Term Expires: 02/2022

Composition of the Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Seven (7) citizens who are residents of the City.

Powers and Duties of the Planning and Zoning Commission

(as defined in Title 020 of the Glenwood Springs Municipal Code); 

f. Powers and Duties 

The powers and duties of the Planning and Zoning Commission shall be:  

  1. To develop and recommend a master plan subject to the approval of the City Council and its environ in accordance with the provisions of this Code and the laws of the State. 
  2. To recommend to the City Council boundaries of zone districts and regulations to be enforced therein, in accordance with the provisions of this Code and the laws of the State. 
  3. To review proposals relating to subdivision, development and use of land and make decisions or recommendations on such proposals, in accordance with the procedures and provisions set forth in this Code. 
  4. To hear and decide appeals wherein there is a question of interpretation of the zone district map, the master plan or related documents and similar questions as they may arise in the administration of this Code. 
  5. The Planning and Zoning Commission shall have the duty and power to act on appeals with regard to matters arising from enforcement of provisions of Title 070 of this Code, including: 
    • a. Review of administrative decisions. To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error in any action, including any order, interpretation, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official of the city in the enforcement of Title 070 of this Code. 
    • b. Variances. To hear and decide requests for variances from the zoning provisions and sign regulation provisions where there are unique, unnecessary and unreasonable hardships in the way of carrying out the strict letter of said provisions; and to hear and decide requests for variances to allow deviations from restrictions upon the construction and placement of buildings and other structures on site. Examples of such variances include, but are not limited to, modifications of minimum area requirements, building coverage and setback restrictions. Variances from permitted and special review uses in zone district text shall not be considered. 
  6. To perform such other functions as required by the provisions of Title 070.