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County to consider temporary zoning moratorium in Roaring Fork Valley

Contact: Beth Oliver, Acting County Attorney, 970-328-8685,

Roaring Fork Zoning Moratorium Resolution

Mid-Valley Area Community Master Plan

Oct. 19, 2017 – On Monday, the Eagle County Board of Commissioners will consider a resolution adopting a temporary moratorium on zone change applications in the Roaring Fork Valley area of unincorporated Eagle County. The hearing is scheduled for 5 p.m. Oct. 23 at the El Jebel Community Center, located at 0020 Eagle County Drive, and will include time for public comment. 

As proposed, the temporary moratorium would be in place for six months from the date of approval and would apply to zone change applications for properties comprised of 5 acres or more that fall within the boundaries of the Mid-Valley Area Community Master Plan. The action would allow time for an evaluation of the plan, which guides land use decisions in the unincorporated areas of Eagle County within the Roaring Fork Valley.

In requesting the moratorium, the Eagle County Board of Commissioners cited public sentiment expressed during recent land use hearings which were based on the criteria outlined in the existing Mid-Valley Area Community Master Plan, as well as other community interactions. The moratorium could possibly be extended if the Roaring Fork Valley Regional Planning Commission, the entity which statutorily adopts the master plan, has not completed their review. County officials have stated their desire to ensure local interests are reflected in the plan.

If the resolution is approved, a community process will take place as part of the master plan review. The existing plan is available online at Those interested in participating in the process can email to be added to a list for updates.