Land Use Code

The Land Use Code (LUC) is a set of regulations that guide how property is used and developed in Wellington. The purpose of the LUC is to protect landowner rights while also looking out for overall community interests. The LUC is a living document that changes over time to respond to new information and the needs of the community. The Planning Commission, Town staff, and subject matter experts are currently updating the Land Use Code to align with the community's. Comprehensive Plan, adopted August 2, 2021. To learn more about the Comprehensive Plan click here

Planning Commission Meeting Information 

The Planning Commission will meet on the first Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. to review sections of the Land Use Code. Meeting details are available prior to the meeting on the packet or agenda by click here

If you have questions or feedback click here to submit your thoughts online.

The Land Use Code contains regulations for various site elements and development standards, including landscaping.  As a supplement to the regulations (those things that are required of new developments and redevelopments), the code will also reference a Landscape and Irrigation Design Manual.   

Landscape and Irrigation Design Manual - Draft

The Landscape and Irrigation Design Manual contains best practices for landscaping and irrigation in northern Colorado and a focus on selecting plant materials suited to our dry climate along with methods for improving soil conditions and appropriate amounts of irrigation water to ensure healthy plant growth.  The manual is intended to be a guide for new developments, as well as a resource for owners and maintainers of existing landscapes who may wish to make changes to their landscape design in the future. Click here to view the draft Landscape and Irrigation Design Manual.  

Wellington Downtown Neighborhood Survey - Results

Click here to view the results of the Downtown Character Survey. The Town of Wellington is working to update our Zoning and Subdivision regulations by combining the two sections in order to create a new unified Land Use Code.

"Zoning" is a set of zone districts that list uses and other requirements for each district and makes up one part of the Land Use Code currently being updated. Community members were invited to complete a survey to help define the character of the Downtown Neighborhoods.

The Land Use Code includes more than just zoning, it also provides a description of all uses, the processes that are available for development, and the standards for development. Your thoughts and feedback are greatly appreciated.

The goal of the LUC update is…

  • Create more predictable standards and processes
  • Provide opportunities for innovative and quality development  
  • Update to be consistent with the community vision defined in the Comprehensive Plan 
  • Create a more user-friendly code  
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