Community Growth Advisory Committee
Utilize growth management and the Land-Use Code to meet our climate action goals while creating an equitable, sustainable, and resilient regional quality of life and economy for the future.
What is the Community Growth Advisory Committee?
The Community Growth Advisory Committee was established by the BOCC to provide recommendations for limiting and mitigating the impacts of growth and development on our community and our climate. In regular meetings held in 2022 and 2023, members of the Advisory Committee will be asked to bring varied perspectives on growth and development to find compromises that best meet the vision and goals of the community and develop code amendment recommendations for the Planning and Zoning Commission and BOCC consideration. Read more in our public service announcement.
Statement of Purpose
Land Use decisions directly shape our community in many different ways. They may be one of the most influential factors in driving both positive and negative community impacts.
The County’s Land Use Code can be thought of as the levers that can be used to adjust those impacts one way or another. How we choose to use and manage our land is a powerful tool in defining the quality of life in our community. Read more.
A public outreach effort launched in 2020 about the impacts of growth and the affects of climate on the community, which led to data gathering. The data that was compiled by Pitkin County and its partners is listed below. Click the sections to see links to data. Members of the Community Growth Advisory Committee are encouraged to explore past data to gain an understanding of what's been done. Since 2020, additional studies have been conducted. That data and the earlier work will be presented to the committee, elected leaders and the community during this process.
- Previous GMQS Discussions & Examples of Growth Management Systems
- Anatomy of the Pitkin County Land-Use Code
- Growth Management Tracker 2001-2020
- Growth Matrix - May 19th, 2020
- Current Community Benefits Table - Filled out by the Group on July 9th
- Current Community Benefits Table - Blank
- Growth Matrix - Final Recommendations @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>
- Development in Unincorporated Pitkin County from 2010 to 2020
- Growth in Unincorporated Pitkin County since 1970 - Maps and Visual Representations
- Area House Size Caps Table
- House Size Impacts Table @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>
- Pitkin County Buildout Study and Core Infrastructure Capacity Analysis
- Population and Economic Trends of Pitkin County
- Greater Roaring Fork Regional Housing Study @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>
- Pitkin County Climate Action Plan
- 2014 Pitkin County Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory
- 2017 Pitkin County Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory
- Aspen Global Change Institute Climate Change & Aspen Report
- EPA Guide on Using the Land-Use to Prepare for Climate Change @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>