Development Plan Review (DPR) Process

Due to COVID-19, the Community Planning & Permitting Department is conducting business and providing services virtually. Our physical office in Boulder is currently CLOSED to the public.

Development Plan Review (DPR) Process

Development Plan Review (DPR) was an administrative review procedure for oil and gas operations as required per Boulder County Land Use Code, considered likely to significantly impact surrounding land uses and infrastructure needs and demands. Development plan review should occur before a full set of working drawings has been completed for submission as part of an application for a building permit.

As part of this prior type of review procedure, the applicant may have been required to submit a development plan indicating building site and layout, buffering, landscaping, access, lighting, and other specific data. Development plan review was not intended to mandate aesthetics of design, nor was it intended to alter basic development standards such as floor area, density, height, and setbacks.

Development Plan approval was required prior to the issuance of any County building permits, or associated grading, access, or floodplain development permits for an oil and gas operation.

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Community Planning & Permitting (formerly the Land Use Dept.)

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Main: 303-441-3930

Courthouse Annex Building

2045 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
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Community Planning & Permitting
PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306