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(1)?The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that it is desirable for local governments in the state to cooperate with military installations located within the state in order to encourage compatible land use, help prevent incompatible urban encroachment upon military installations, and facilitate the continued presence of major military installations within the state.
(2)?As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires:
(a)??Local government? means a county, home rule or statutory city, town, territorial charter city, or a city and county.
(b)??Military installation? means:
(I)?A base, camp, post, station, airfield, yard, center, or any other land area under the jurisdiction of the United States department of defense, including any leased facility, the total acreage of which installation is in excess of five hundred acres; ?or
(II)?The Greeley Air National Guard station.
(3)?Each local government whose territorial boundaries are within two miles of all or any portion of a military installation shall timely provide to the installation commanding officer and the flying mission commanding officer, or their designees, information relating to proposed zoning changes, and amendments to the local government's comprehensive plan, or land development regulations that, if approved, would affect the use of any area within two miles of the military installation. ?Nothing in this subsection (3) is intended to require submission of any information in connection with a site-specific development application under consideration by the local government.
(4)?Upon submission of the information required to be provided pursuant to subsection (3) of this section, the military installation shall have fourteen business days within which to review the information and submit comments to the local government on the impact the proposed changes may have on the mission of the military installation. ?Such comments may include:
(a)?If the military installation has an airfield, whether the proposed changes will be compatible with the safety and noise standards contained in the air installation compatible use zone recommended by United States department of defense instruction 4165.57 for that airfield;
(b)?Whether the proposed changes are compatible with the installation environmental noise management program of the military installation;
(c)?Whether the proposed changes are compatible with any joint land use study for the area within which the changes are to take place, if such study has been completed; ?or
(d)?Whether the military installation's mission will be adversely affected by the proposed changes.
(5)?The local government shall review any comments received from the commanding officer or the flying mission commanding officer, or their designees, pursuant to subsection (4) of this section when considering approval of a comprehensive plan, amendments to the plan, or its land development regulations. ?The local government shall forward a copy of any such comments received to the office of smart growth created in section 24-32-3203(1)(a), C.R.S.
(6)?Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, nothing in this section is intended or shall be construed to require a local government to prepare a new master plan in effect as of August 11, 2010, in order to satisfy any of the requirements of this section.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Colorado Revised Statutes Title 29. Government Local § 29-20-105.6. Notification to military installations by local governments of land use changes--legislative declaration--definitions - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/co/title-29-government-local/co-rev-st-sect-29-20-105-6/
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