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The Land Use Code is a set of regulations that guide how property is used and developed. The purpose of the Land Use Code is to protect landowner rights while also looking out for overall community interests with fair and consistent enforcement.
The best way to stay in the know and receive accurate information is to attend or review Planning Commission meetings. Planning Commission meetings take place on the first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m., unless the date conflicts with a holiday.
The Planning Commission will review sections of the Land Use Code during a work session on the first Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. You may access meeting information and material by clicking here. Work sessions are open to the public to observe. Sessions are intended to be a productive collaboration time for the for Planning Commissioners as they work on the LUC. Public comment is not intended to be a part of the agenda and is under the discretion of the commission chair.
Meetings are held at the Leeper Center 3800 Wilson Ave, Wellington, CO 80549 or can be watched digitally on Zoom. Meeting information and material may be found on the Agendas and Minutes page by clicking here.
Updates will be provided on this page of the Town's website and the Town's social media linked below.
The Land Use Code includes a description of all uses, the processes that are available for development, and the standards for development. Zoning is one part of the Land Use Code. It is one of the tools that directs property development and use. "Zoning" is a set of zone districts that list uses and other requirements for each district.
General land use categories identified in the Comprehensive Plan include:
Low Density Residential - A Single Family Home
Medium Density Residential - Primarily single-family and a variety of attached homes (e.g., townhomes, duplexes, fourplexes, cottage courts, and apartments) no taller than 3 stories.
Commercial - Various retail and services ranging from shopping areas, to gyms, hospitality, lodging, entertainment, medical, and social services.
Mixed Use - Primarily restaurants, offices, livework units, mid-rise apartments, condominiums, urban lodging, civic uses, public facilities, and cultural activities
Downtown Neighborhoods - Primarily detached and attached single-family homes, backyard cottages, cottage courts, duplexes to fourplexes, and townhouses, no taller than 3 stories.
Downtown Core - Primarily restaurants, specialty retail, offices, housing, urban lodging, and cultural activities, no taller than 3 stories.
Industrial - Primarily large format buildings for manufacturing, assembly, warehousing, distribution, and processing. Complementary uses may include research and development.
Civic - Town buildings such as offices, the library, community center, and schools; government buildings such as post office and fire department; regional schools or research centers.