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The Conifer/285 Corridor Area Community Plan encompasses a large and diverse community in the south mountain area of Jefferson County. It was produced by the citizens of Conifer, Aspen Park and Pine, and the areas along and within the 285 Corridor, and the Jefferson County Planning & Zoning Division to guide future development decisions.
The Conifer/285 Corridor Area Community Plan, Part I and Part II, was adopted by the Planning Commission as an interim plan August 7, 2002 and as a final plan on September 3, 2003. An amendment to the Housing Density Summary chart and associated language changes in the Hazards and Housing chapters was adopted by the Planning Commission on October 1, 2008.
The original Conifer/285 Corridor Area Community Plan was adopted by the Jefferson County Planning Commission on July 8, 1987. The current plan update started as a grass roots effort by a group of community members, which evolved into the coordinating committee with the encouragement and support of Jefferson County staff. From the first public meeting attendees, three interest groups were formed: Open Space, Development, and Water/Sanitation/Air Hazards. The interest groups and coordinating committee included homeowners, business owners, developers, realtors, environmentalists, planners, representatives from several community organizations, and those with expertise in different areas of the plan. Public meetings were held on three occasions to solicit citizen ideas, which were used to formulate recommendations. Plan recommendations were presented in a public hearing to the Jefferson County Planning Commission for adoption.
Since adoption of the Comprehensive Master Plan in 2010, both the policies in the Conifer/285 Corridor Area/Evergreen Area Community Plan and policies in the Comprehensive Master Play apply to land use proposals. Specific policies in the Community Plan are still applicable, but general policies in the Comprehensive Master Plan now take precedent over the general policies in the Community Plan.
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