*Please note: As a reminder, due to the President’s Declaration of a National Emergency, the Governor’s Declaration of a State Emergency, and Westminster's Declaration of a State of Emergency, Westminster City Hall is closed to the public until further notice. Due to concerns around public input during the COVID-19 crisis, Planning Commission meetings will be held virtually on the city's YouTube livestream page.

Planning Commission Virtual Meeting on December 8, 2020 (7:00 p.m.)

About The Planning Commission

The Planning Commission conducts public hearings and provides a recommendation to City Council on the following: review of the city's Comprehensive Land Use Plan, proposed development plans, review of proposed annexations, zoning and rezoning requests, and zoning regulations related to development controls. The commission has final approval authority on official development plans and recommends action to City Council regarding annexations, rezonings, Comprehensive Land Use Plan amendments, preliminary development plans and zoning regulation amendments.

A primary goal is to balance the interests of the development community with the interests of the residents and neighborhoods to create a city the citizens can be proud of into the future. Planning Commission meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month on an as-needed basis at 7 p.m. Meetings last between one and two hours each.

Due to COVID-19 and Planning Commission meetings now going virtual, please click here for the guidelines and instructions on how to give electronic testimony.


UPDATE: The Sign Code Update (agenda item 3b) and related public hearing on the Sign Code did not occur on 10/13, please see below official language and the updated agenda document in the Agendas section of this page.

  • "CONTINUANCE. Public Hearing and Action on Amendment to Westminster Municipal Code, Title 11, Chapter 11: Sign Code. The public hearing on agenda item 3b will be continued to a date certain of Nov. 10 at 7p.m. Please check the City of Westminster’s Planning Commission webpage www.cityofwestminster.us/pc for updates."


Council Liaison: Jon Voelz

Staff Liaison: Rita McConnell, AICP, Planning Manager

For all Planning inquires including zoning requests please email planning@cityofwestminster.us

NOTE: Persons needing an accommodation must notify the Planning Aide no later than noon on the Thursday prior to the scheduled Planning Commission hearing to allow adequate time to make arrangements. Please call 303-658-2092/TTY 711 or State Relay or write to jbaden@cityofwestminster.us to make a reasonable accommodation request.


Current Board Members with Current City Planners:  Back row (left to right): Vice-Chair Joe McConnell; Josh Vaughn, Associate Planner; John McConnell, AICP, Principal Planner; Andrew Spurgin, AICP, Long Range Planner; David German, AICP, Senior Planner; Chairperson James Boschert; Commissioner David Carpenter; Jacob Kasza, Planner; Commissioner Rick Mayo.  Front row: Patrick Caldwell, AICP, Senior Planner; Amy C. Johnson, AICP, Senior Planner; Nathan Lawrence, Senior Planner; Jennifer Baden, Planning Aide; Katie Schwarz, AICP, Associate Planner; Commissioner Elisa Torrez (Alternate); Commissioner Tracy Colling; Rita McConnell, AICP, Planning Manager; and Chennou Xiong, Commissioner (Alternate).  Not pictured: Commissioner Lawrence Dunn, Commissioner David Tomecek, Stephanie Ashmann, Senior Planner, and Sean McCartney, City Urban Designer.




*On June 23, 2020 at 7 p.m. the Planning Commission Public Hearing was held virtually. Please see the below details and attachments for that meeting:

Notice was hereby given to all interested persons that a virtual public hearing would be held by the Planning Commission of the City of Westminster on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at 7 p.m. Lokal Hyland Village LLC, the owner of parcel 5245 West 97th Ave., located at the northwest corner of West 97th Ave. and Sheridan Blvd., has encroached approximately 1 foot into the required 5-foot rear and 8-foot side setbacks on the northeast corner of the lot. The total footprint of the encroachment is 1.58 square feet. To permit this encroachment, approval of an Official Development Plan (ODP) Amendment is being requested. See below for additional information and instructions on how to give testimony electronically for the virtual public hearing.

*Please note: Due to concerns around public input during the COVID-19 crisis, the Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, 2020 did not occur. The item scheduled for that meeting, a request to rezone 3630 West 73rd Avenue, 7287 Lowell Boulevard, and 7277 Lowell Boulevard to Planned Unit Development and approve the associated Preliminary Development Plan, will be deferred until a future date to be determined. The city respectfully acknowledges the need for additional time to review and modify the public input processes and procedures during the COVID-19 crisis, and staff will continue to gain input and direction from City Council on this matter. Click here to view or download the original Planning Commission public hearing announcement (NOW DEFERRED)