Community Development Boards and Commissions

Estes Park Planning Commission:  Land Use 

The Estes Park Planning Commission is a five-member Town commission that reviews development proposals and subdivision proposals within the Estes Park Town Limits. All Commissioners must reside within the Town limits for the duration of their term. The Town Board provides a Liaison to attend meetings and share pertinent information with the Board.

This Commission meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Board Room of Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Avenue, Estes Park. The public is encouraged to participate. A study session, which is open to the public, is held at the Town Hall prior to each Planning Commission meeting. Public comment is not heard at study sessions. The starting time of the study session varies, depending on the length of the agenda.

Agendas, Minutes, and Meeting Packets can be found on the Town of Estes Park Boards and Meetings page.

NAME TERM EXPIRATION
Matt Comstock March 31, 2026
Joe Elkins March 31, 2024
Howard Hanson March 31, 2022
Matt Heiser March 31, 2024
Steve Murphree March 31, 2022
Barbara MacAlpine Town Board Liasion

To contact Planning Commissioners, please email planning@estes.org. Written comments can also be mailed to Town Hall, PO Box 1200, Room 210, Estes Park, CO 80517, or delivered to 170 MacGregor Avenue.

Bylaws

Intergovernmental Agreement with Amendments-expired as of 3/31/20

Estes Park Board of Adjustment:  Variance Requests

The Estes Park Board of Adjustment is a three-member Town board that reviews and has final decision-making authority over variance requests within the Estes Park. The governing document is the Estes Park Development Code.  All Members must reside within the Town limits for the duration of their term.

The Estes Park Board of Adjustment meets as needed on the first Tuesday of the month at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Room of Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Avenue, Estes Park.  If the preceding Monday is a holiday, the meeting will be held on the second Tuesday of the month.

Agendas, Minutes, and Meeting Packets can be found on the Boards and Meetings page.

NAME TERM EXPIRATION
Jeff Moreau March 31, 2023
Wayne Newsom March 31, 2021
Joe Holtzman March 31, 2022

To contact Board Members, please email planning@estes.org. Written comments can also be mailed to Town Hall, PO Box 1200, Room 210, Estes Park, CO 80517, or delivered to 170 MacGregor Ave.

Bylaws

Estes Park Board of Appeals:  Building Decisions

Consisting of design professionals and contractors, the Estes Park Board of Appeals hears and decides appeals of decisions made by the Chief Building Official. The Board makes recommendations to the Town Board of Trustees concerning the application of the International Building Codes and Local Amendments.,The Estes Park Board of Appeals consists of five members who serve staggered five-year terms. All members are appointed by the Board of Trustees of the Town of Estes Park and must reside in the Estes Valley for the duration of their term. This is a technical board. Members must have construction experience as described in the Board of Appeals Roles & Responsibilities.

The Board does not have regularly scheduled meetings, and meets as needed.,

When applicable, Agendas, Minutes, and Meeting Packets can be found on the Boards and Meetings page.

NAME TERM EXPIRATION
Joe Calvin, Chair May 1, 2023
Amy Plummer December 31, 2023
Brad Klein May 1, 2021
Don Darling May 1, 2022
vacant  

 

Roles & Responsibilities

Bylaws

Board of Appeals 2009 International Building Code with Local Amendment (pages 57-63)

If you are a homeowner or contractor seeking an appeal from the CBO download the application here.

Town of Estes Park Public Records Portal

When vacancies in boards and commissions occur, a notice is published in the local newspaper. Town appointments are made by the Estes Park Board of Trustees, following an application and interview process. County appointments are made by the Larimer County Board of Commissioners.