Estes Valley Development Code

The Estes Valley Development Code (EVDC) is a unified code establishing both zoning and subdivision regulations for the Estes Valley. The code was jointly adopted by the Larimer County Board of County Commissioners and the Estes Park Town Board of Trustees on November 3, 1999 and became effective February 1, 2000. 

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Estes Valley Development Code

The Comprehensive Plan was jointly adopted in 1996 by the Town of Estes Park and Larimer County after extensive community outreach and input.  Following adoption of the Comprehensive Plan, the Town and County jointly created the Estes Valley Development Code to implement the Comprehensive Plan, soliciting extensive public input.

The Estes Valley Comprehensive Plan establishes land use, community design, growth management, mobility and circulation, housing, scenic and environmental quality, economic, intergovernmental coordination policies for the Estes Valley.  The plan also establishes development guidelines for seven distinct planning areas.

Estes Valley Comprehensive Plan

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Planning Process
Chapter 2: Planning the Valley's Future
Chapter 3: Economic Overview
Chapter 4: Land Use
Chapter 5: Mobility and Circulation
Chapter 6: Community-Wide Policies
Chapter 7: Action Plan
Appendix 1: Economic Profile
Appendix 2: Resource Information

A hard copy is available for review at the Estes Valley Library.


Stanley Historic District Master Plan
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The Stanley Historic District Master Plan sets the vision for development within the 75 acres surrounding the Stanley Hotel.  In addition to architectural standards for this area, protected view corridors are also established to ensure unique views of the Stanley Hotel are preserved for future generations.