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Palisade Planning Commission Agenda For July 2, 2024

AGENDA
for the Planning Commission
of the Town of Palisade, Colorado
341 W. 7th Street (Palisade Civic Center)

July 2, 2024
6:00 pm Regular Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/3320075780
Meeting ID: 332 007 5780

I. REGULAR MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT 6:00 pm
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
III. ROLL CALL
IV. AGENDA ADOPTION
V. ANNOUNCEMENTS

A. Last Chance: Virtual / Physical Open House is live for Harky’s Boat Launch. Virtual Open House will run 24/7 until 07/02/24. Physical Open House is accessible during all operating hours of Town Hall until 07/02/24.

Mobile: Scan QR Code, Download Mural app, add feedback as a guest.

Desktop: Visit link (available on landing page https://palisade.colorado.gov/) and add feedback as a guest.

In-Person: Provide feedback in person at Town Hall.

B. CALLING ALL PASSIONATE COMMUNITY MEMBERS!
We’re seeking applications for the Planning Commissioner position. If you’re interested in shaping the future of our community, this is your chance to get involved!
Application Period: Applications will be accepted from June 27, 2024 to August 2, 2024.
Selection Process: Qualified applicants will be interviewed by the Board of Trustees on Tuesday, August 13, 2024.
How to Apply: Submit a letter of intent outlining your qualifications and interest in the role to kfrasier@townofpalisade.org
Don’t miss this opportunity to make a difference! We look forward to receiving your application.

VI. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A. Minutes from June 18, 2024, Regular Planning Commission Meeting

VII. TOWN MANAGER REPORT

VIII. NEW BUSINESS

A. Review and Discussion of Height Maximums and Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in Relation to Small Town Character and the 2022 Comprehensive Plan

The purpose of this discussion is to review current regulations regarding building heights and Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) considering the community’s desire to preserve its small-town character and ensure alignment with the goals outlined in the 2022 Comprehensive Plan.

Height Maximums:
Review current height limitations for new construction within different zoning districts. Discuss potential impacts of modifying height limitations on the overall aesthetic and small-town feel of the community. Explore options for maintaining a consistent character while allowing for potential development.

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs):
Review current regulations and permitting processes for ADUs.
Discuss potential benefits and drawbacks of ADUs in relation to maintaining small-town character.
Explore opportunities to encourage ADU development while ensuring they integrate seamlessly into existing neighborhoods.

  1. Board Discussion
  2. Public Comments and QuestionsPlease state your name and address, keep comments to the current planning topic, and 3 minutes or less.
  3. Board Direction: Following the discussion and public comment, the Planning Commission will provide recommendations for further action. This may include requesting staff to prepare draft amendments to the Zoning Code, scheduling additional workshops for further exploration of specific options, or recommending no changes to the current regulations.

IX. PUBLIC COMMENT–For items not on the Public Hearing agenda
Please keep comments to 3 minutes or less and state your name and address. Neither the Planning Commissioners nor staff will respond to comments at this time. The Commission may direct staff to look into specific comments to bring back as an Agenda item at a future meeting.

X. ADJOURNMENT