Planning Commissions

Summit County has five planning commissions charged with review, approval and recommendation authority for various types of development. Each of the four basins (Tenmile, Upper Blue, Lower Blue and Snake River) has its own planning commission, and there is one Countywide Planning Commission.

The Board of Adjustment considers variance applications to provide relief in cases of development hardships, as provided by Colorado State Statutes.

All board members are Summit County citizens appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.

Board of Adjustment Countywide Planning Commission
Lower Blue Planning Commission Snake River Planning Commission
Tenmile Planning Commission Upper Blue Planning Commission

 

Resources


We're looking for locals to fill upcoming openings on the Snake River, Lower Blue, Upper Blue, Tenmile Planning Commissions and Board of Adjustments. 
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The Summit County Planning Department is inviting community minded citizens to apply for seats on the Lower Blue, Snake River, Tenmile, Upper Blue and Countywide Planning Commissions and the Summit County Board of Adjustment. The planning commissions and board of adjustment play an integral role in the land-use planning and development review process in the unincorporated areas of Summit County.

Applicants must be residents of Summit County for at least one year and reside in the basin in which they apply. Minimum commitments include one meeting per month and periodic site visits; monthly meetings are occasionally canceled when there is no business before the board or commission.

To apply for a seat on any of the Summit County planning commissions or the Board of Adjustment, applicants may fill out an online application. Alternatively, you may email a letter of interest, including your background and qualifications, to Margaret Citak. The application deadline is January 31st. 2024 at 5 pm.

Countywide Planning Commission

The Countywide Planning Commission (CWPC) is comprised of representation from each basin planning commission, and at-large county residents. The CWPC’s main tasks are to review amendments to the Land Use and Development Code and to make recommendations on countywide policies, such as the Countywide Comprehensive Plan.

Meetings

  • 5:30 p.m., first Monday of each month, as needed
  • Mt. Royal Room, County Commons, 0037 County Rd. 1005, Frisco, CO 80443
  • Meetings are conducted in person in the Mount Royal Room.  Please see the agenda for meeting details (and remote options).

Agendas and Minutes

Members

Jonathan Smith Greg Roy (Snake River rep)
Gillian McGinnis Ira Tane - Vice Chair 
Dan Cleary (Upper Blue rep) Cass Clark Ward-Hunt
Steve Rossetter Randy Lewis
Rebecca Walter James Donlon
Sarah McCain  



Lower Blue Planning Commission

The Lower Blue Planning Commission provides land use and development recommendations specific to the Lower Blue Basin and reviews and adopts updates to the Lower Blue Master Plan. The Lower Blue Basin extends from Dillon Dam on the south to the Summit County-Grand County line on the north.

Meetings

  • 5:30 p.m., first Thursday of each month, as needed
  • Meetings are conducted in person at the Mount Royal Room, County Commons, 0037 Peak One Drive, Frisco CO 80443.  Please see the agenda for meeting details (and remote options).

Agendas & Minutes

Members


Joe Newhart - Chair John Longhill  
Rajeev Malik James Donlon
Fletcher Flanigan Michael Good - Vice Chair
Owen Dodd Richard Adams
Jason Kassib   



Snake River Planning Commission

The Snake River Planning Commission provides land use and development recommendations specific to the Snake River Basin and reviews and adopts updates to the Snake River Master Plan. The Snake River Basin extends from the Dillon Reservoir on the west to the Continental Divide on the east. The north and south boundaries are the Summit-Clear Creek County line and the Upper Blue Basin boundary, respectively.

Meetings

  • 5:30 p.m., third Thursday of each month, as needed
  • Meetings are conducted in person at the Mount Royal Room, County Commons, 0037 Peak One Drive, Frisco CO 80443. Please see the agenda for meeting details (and remote options).

Agendas & Minutes

Members

Steve Martin  Greg Roy - Chair
Noah Landwehr (Montezuma rep) Dennis Carney 


Ten Mile Planning Commission

The Tenmile Planning Commission provides land use and development recommendations specific to the Tenmile Basin and also reviews and adopts updates to the Tenmile Master Plan. The Tenmile Basin extends from Dillon Reservoir on the north to Fremont Pass on the south. The east and west boundaries are the Tenmile Range and the Summit-Eagle County line, respectively.

Meetings

  • 5:30 p.m., second Thursday of each month, as needed
  • Meetings are conducted in person at the Mt. Royal Mountain Room, County Commons, 0037 Peak One Drive, Frisco CO 80443.  Please see the agenda for meeting details (and remote options).

Agendas & Minutes 

Members

Kelsey Withrow (Frisco rep) Vice Chair   Ross Sheely (TM rep)
Tony Cammarata Sarah Brown McClain
Mike Beerntsen - Chair  Steve Alberico 



Upper Blue Planning Commission


The Upper Blue Planning Commission provides land use and development recommendations specific to the Upper Blue Basin and also reviews and adopts updates to the Upper Blue Master Plan. The Upper Blue Basin is defined by the Dillon Reservoir on the north and Hoosier Pass on the south. The east and west boundaries are the Continental Divide and the Tenmile Range, respectively.

Meetings

  • 5:30 p.m., fourth Thursday of each month, as needed
  • Meetings are conducted in person at the Mt. Royal Room, County Commons, 0037 Peak One Drive, Frisco CO 80443.  Please see the agenda for meeting details (and remote options).

Agendas & Minutes

Members

Steve Holcomb Allen Frechter
Emily Lawless Ric Pocius 
Gordon Manin Richard Holcroft
Dan Cleary (Town of Blue River Rep) Keith Gallacher - Chair 
Paige Sims  



Recent Planning Commission Agendas & Minutes 

Countywide Planning Commission

03/04/24 Countywide Planning Commission Agenda       Packet      
02/05/24 Countywide Planning Commission Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
Lower Blue Planning Commission

06/25/24 Lower Blue Planning Commission Agenda       Packet      
02/15/24 Lower Blue Planning Commission Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
Snake River Planning Commission

06/20/24 Snake River Planning Commission Meeting Agenda       Packet      
04/18/24 Snake River Planning Commission Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
02/15/24 Snake River Planning Commission Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
Upper Blue Planning Commission

06/27/24 Upper Blue Planning Commission Agenda       Packet      
03/28/24 Upper Blue Planning Commission Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
Ten Mile Planning Commission

06/26/24 Ten Mile Planning Commission Agenda       Packet      
03/14/24 Snake River Planning Commission Meeting Agenda       Packet      
02/15/24 Snake River Planning Commission Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes