Planning & Building Department
The Planning & Building Department’s mission is to serve the citizens and businesses of Woodland Park with information with regard to land use, zoning, and orderly development of our community.
The Planning & Building Department provides assistance in a variety of areas, such as:
- Zoning regulations and land use questions
- Zoning Development Permits (ZDP) for all new construction including remodels, additions, decks, fences, sheds, accessory structures, signs, etc.
- New development process and requirements – both residential and commercial
- Subdivision of unplatted land or replats of existing subdivided property
- Annexation requests and process of contiguous property
- Flood damage prevention
- Code Enforcement issues
- Historic preservation land marking program
The City partnered with Pikes Peak Regional Building Department in 2013 to provide all building services for new construction, remodels and additions for commercial and residential structures. For information regarding any type of building project, please contact our Permit technicians, David and Dorie at (719) 687-5202, or visit the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Web Page at www.pprbd.org.
PARKING AND WALKING AUDITS
The Planning Department Staff recently assisted the Main Street program with the Parking and Walking Audits.
For the Parking Audit Dave Burgess created maps within the downtown area to complete counts of 1,258 parking spaces over a three day period. Lor Pellegrino and Sally Riley recruited volunteers and participated with the counting August 19th. The Parking Audit objectives were: 1) to obtain solid data for a reliable assessment of actual parking demand, supply and performance; 2) to develop a parking management strategy contributing to economic vitality of downtown Woodland Park; and 3) to set the stage for evaluation of pedestrian environment and improve walkability. Transportation consultant, Jim Charlier, presented the Parking Audit results and analysis to the public on September 13th.
For the Walking Audit, which was held September 22nd, Dave Burgess developed maps that four volunteer teams used to document and evaluate the existing conditions of our downtown’s sidewalk system and make recommendation for improvements. Lor Pellegrino and Sally Riley again helped recruit volunteers and participated by leading one of the teams.
WOODLAND PARK MICROTEL
This new hotel is developed by Mark Rabaut of Purple Mountain Hospitality, LLC. The 62-room, 3-story facility will be a short-stay hotel on two acres of currently vacant land to be described as Lot 2, Tamarac Center Filing 3 located just north of the Country Lodge and east of Family Dollar. Microtel Inn & Suites is a product of the Wyndham chain of hotels.
PARADISE OF COLORADO FILING NO. 3
This proposed new major subdivision is developed by Mark McNab of Mark 8 LLC (applicant) and North Peak Properties, LLC (property owner). Paradise of Colorado Filing No. 3 is designed for development of 3 lots on 1.93 acres and a 248-foot length of 50-foot wide Right of Way (Peregrine Court).