May 3, 2021 – The El Paso County Planning Commission will host two special hearings to review and adopt the new El Paso County Master Plan. The special hearings will mark some of the final steps of the two-year development process for Your El Paso Master Plan. The special hearings will take place on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 and Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Centennial Hall (200 S. Cascade Blvd. Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903). Both hearings are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.
The first special hearing on Wednesday, May 5 will consist of presentations from County Planning & Community Development staff members as well as presentations from the County’s Master Plan consultant, Houseal Lavigne & Associates. There will also be comments from the County’s Master Plan Advisory Committee and an opportunity for public comment from any residents who wish provide testimony.
The second special hearing on Wednesday, May 26 will consist of an additional opportunity for any remaining public comment, a review of any changes suggested during the May 5 meeting, and potential action for adoption of the new Master Plan.
The County will be allowing in-person attendance at both meetings (up to 100 people), per updated COVID-19 regulations, however, remote attendance is still strongly encouraged. There will be multiple ways for the public to participate remotely, to ensure ease of access to the hearings. Full instructions for remote and in-person participation, as well as instructions for testifying remotely, are listed in detail in the meeting agendas, which can be found here.
For anyone who has yet to review the draft of the El Paso County Master Plan, we encourage them to do so before this week’s meeting. More information including an in-depth explanatory video and the complete draft Master Plan itself can be found on the County’s Master Plan project website here.
What: El Paso County Planning Commission Special Hearings – Review & Adopt El Paso County Master Plan
When: Wednesday May 5, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. and Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
Where: Centennial Hall, 200 South Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903