GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Mesa County Commissioners are hoping to spur economic development by giving developers a little leeway when it comes to approving land use.
Monday Commissioners approved an amendment to the land development code and they're hoping it will lead to more flexibility when land owners are working with the Planning Committee.
Currently, if a proposed development does not meet just one requirement it cannot be approved, but this amendment will allow the committee to review each case individually.
Jessica Peterson with Mesa County says, "Development and growth. In the community, they'd like to encourage that. Ceratinly within the land development code and criteria that are out there but not use a one size fits all approach. But to allow the staff to look at it on a case by case basis."
Violating any health or safety criteria or not being compatible with surrounding areas will still be reasons county commissioners will deny development.