EPC Engage was created with our partners, in mind. This workshop series is intended to provide a more in-depth look into what the County does, how we do it, and why we do it. More specifically, the goal of EPC Engage is to help our industry partners learn more about the land development process, give you an opportunity to hear from and connect with different department experts, and ultimately help all our partners become more comfortable working with the County.

El Paso County knows that topics such as engineering design, permits, inspections, and water sufficiency findings can seem overwhelming, but we are here to help. The EPC Engage workshops will dive into the most asked-about topics in the planning and development world, giving participants access to valuable information, helpful examples and qualified experts to help you better understand the County’s processes and succeed in your projects.

While workshops will be hosted by El Paso County Planning and Community Development, they will feature many other County departments and local partner agencies in an effort to provide well-rounded and worthwhile presentations, as well as meaningful opportunities to work with the industry on improvements to the County’s regulations and processes.

EPC Engage workshops will happen on a recurring basis on the last Wednesday of every other month. Below, you will find the workshops we’ve scheduled for 2021 so far, which we hope you will join us for.

To find out more about EPC Community Engage, our citizen-focused workshop series, please click here.

EPC Engage Upcoming Workshops

EPC Engage: Engineering
“Understanding Implementation of the ECM”

  • When: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 @ 1 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: Virtual
  • What: Get to know the El Paso County’s Engineering Criteria Manual (ECM), how it was created, and how it is implemented. Hear from El Paso County’s top engineering professionals, as well as County planning and legal staff. Learn about the regulations and standards that guide the County’s ECM and how the ECM is implemented, including best practices, areas of interpretation, as well as examples of how the provisions are implemented. Participants can expect about one hour’s worth of content with at least 30 minutes for questions.

EPC Engage: Permits & Inspections
“The Ins and Outs of Permits & Inspections”

  • When: March 31, 2021 @ 1 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: Virtual
  • What: Learn how to navigate El Paso County’s permit and inspection processes like a pro. County staff will walk you through the differences between the Planning & Community Development Department’s requirements versus the Department of Public Works requirements. Learn about the permits and inspections processes from top to bottom, from pre-construction through final acceptance or project closeout. Learn why permits are required? When are inspections required? What is EDARP and how do I use it? Get the answers to those questions and so much more in this in-depth presentation. Participants can expect about one hour’s worth of content with at least 30 minutes for questions.

EPC Engage: Water Supply Review
“Understanding the Water Supply Review Process”

  • When: May 26, 2021 @ 1 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: Virtual
  • What: Get ready for a deep dive into the Water Supply Review Process. Let El Paso County experts walk you through the why and how of water supply review, including Statutory and LDC requirements, submittal requirements, sequencing, and jurisdictional issues. County attorneys and planners will help you untangle the sometimes overwhelming Water Supply Review Process and help you be more successful in this arena. Participants can expect about one hour’s worth of content with at least 30 minutes for questions.