Land Use & Dev. Code Board of Adjustment

Board Overview

The purpose of the Land Use & Development Code Board of Adjustment is to hear and decide appeals for a waiver or variance from provisions or requirements of zoning districts, as set forth in Article 4 of the Land Use and Development Code (LUDC). Section 12-1 of the LUDC should be consulted for more information on Board of Adjustment jurisdiction and processes.

The board also considers applications, applicant’s comments, and comments at a hearing, and then evaluates and approves or denies the application. Hearings are typically held in Council Chambers, located at: 949 East Second Avenue, Durango, CO 81301. If you have a question or a comment for this board, please fill out this form.

At a Glance

Established byOrdinance
Number on BoardFive and one alternate
Length of TermOne year this year, normal term is three years
City Council LiaisonNone
Staff LiaisonCraig Roser, Planner III
Regular Meeting TimeScheduled as needed, the third Wednesday of the month at 4:00 pm
Regular Meeting LocationCity Hall Smith Chambers

Special Requirements

Guidelines include the selection of members who are knowledgeable about the community, who practice in fields of architecture, landscaping, engineering, construction, real estate, or finance, who are business or property owners, and/or who collectively offer a range of expertise that will contribute to informed decision making.

Current Members

NameAppointedTerm Expires
Barry O. CheathamJune 2021May 2024
Douglas McDonaldFeb. 2019Jan. 2022
Steve WintersFeb. 2019Jan. 2022
Blake FredricksonMay 2021May 2024
Craig Roser, Staff Liaison