Planning Department Responsibilities
The Planning Department's primary goal is to provide information and assistance to residents, local businesses, and developers. The Planning Department accomplishes this goal by administering the Land Development Code (LCD) and its policies throughout the Town of Hudson. The Planning Division coordinates the preparation of the Town's Comprehensive Plan (long-range vision for land use and infrastructure), recommends zoning regulations to implement that plan, and reviews individual applications for annexation, new development, redevelopment, land subdivision, site plan, rezoning, variances, and other land use questions addressed in the LDC.
Planning Department Staff
The Town Planner works with the Planning Commission and other Town Departments (Building & Code Enforcement, Engineering, and Public Works) to ensure that land development applications and proposals meet town standards and conform to the Town's Comprehensive Plan. In addition, the Town Planner works closely with the Town Manager and Town Council to help businesses and developers of residential projects achieve their goals, while preserving the character of the community. The current Town Planner is Sayre Brennan.
In 2004 the Town and Weld County entered into a Coordinated Planning Agreement thatprovided a framework within which the Town and the County will cooperate on urban planning and development matters. The agreement defines a sixteen square mile urban growth area within which new development will be annexed and developed within Hudson.