Planning & Zoning
City Planner Responsibilities
There are several regulating documents adopted by City Council that shape the growth and development of Canon City.
The following plans are considered to be the guiding documents of the City:
Commissions and Boards
The Board of Adjustment is the appeals board for administrative determinations for both Zoning and Building code decisions. The Board of Adjustment is also a decision-making authority with respect to variances (requests for relief of zoning requirements due to unusual conditions existing on a property. The Board is scheduled to meet on the first Tuesday every month if there is business to conduct.
The Planning Commission is the advisory body to City Council on all types of land use applications. This includes Zoning & Rezoning, Major Subdivisions, Special Review Uses, and Amendments to the City’s Unified Development Code or Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Commission’s function is to forward a recommendation on a land-use application to City Council following a Public Hearing on the request. The Planning Commission meets regularly on the fourth Wednesday of the month if there is new business to discuss.