Community Development

Community Development Coordinator - Chris Hawkins, Consultant

The City Council recently contracted with Chris Hawkins of Alpine Planning LLC to assist with the City planning department. He will be reviewing proposals for construction projects. If you have code questions please contact Chris at the Community Development number at 970-325-7087 or email him at development@cityofouray.com.

The Community Development Coordinator manages planning and zoning functions including the development and implementation of current and long range master planning, oversee and coordinate Community Development and Planning operations; oversees building inspection; develops, implements, evaluates and revises policies, practices, priorities, methods and procedures in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness of planning functions; enforces the City’s zoning, land use, litter, and dumping, encroachment, and sign regulations.

Department Activities Include:

  • Long-range comprehensive planning
  • Land use policy advice to the public, City Council and Planning Commission
  • Current planning and land use permits
  • Annexations and policy development
  • Building permits
  • Building inspections
  • Code Enforcement
  • Environmental review
  • Staff support for the Planning Commission