Community Development

The Community Development Department’s mission is to serve the citizens of Glenwood Springs by protecting the area’s iconic natural environment and by promoting a high quality built environment. With an eye to the past, Department staff help facilitate a vision of the future and assist in guiding the community’s transformation towards that future.

Community Development consists of

Building Department
Key Functions

  • Building Plan Review
  • Contractor Licensing & Information
  • Inspections
Planning Department
Key Functions
  • Floodplain Management
  • Historic Preservation
  • Long Range Planning
  • Land Use & Development Review
  • Sign Permitting
  • Zoning Verification
Community Development provides staff support to the following City Council-appointed Commissions
  • Building & Contractors' Licensing Board
  • Historic Preservation Commission
  • Planning & Zoning Commission
  • River Commission