Mesa County Commissioners voted Monday to approve a proposal to streamline the development process in the county. By unanimous vote the commissioners approved changes to procedures used to create large subdivisions that should make the procedures less expensive, more efficient and more flexible.
Developers previously could only submit plans monthly. The amendments will permit plans to be submitted any working day. The revised procedures will also delay submission of in–depth plans until later in the process after developers have consulted county planning and development officials.
County residents will also have a bigger voice in the process.
The changes were suggested by a 15 member committee composed of developers and planning department staff. The changes take place on October 15th.
The plan will be reviewed next year to see if the changes are working as expected.
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