Eagle County approves stream setback amendments
EAGLE COUNTY ” County Board of Commissioners recently approved an amendment to the stream setback regulations. The new amendment becomes effective Oct. 9.
The amendment modifies the stream setback from 50 feet to 75 feet, and fulfills recommendations made by both the Eagle County Comprehensive Plan and the Eagle River Watershed Plan. The intent of the amendment is to protect Eagle County’s water resources, preserve riparian and wetland areas and protect vital wildlife habitat.
The 75 foot setback applies to all properties in Eagle County, except lots with previously platted building envelopes.
The amendment, which also limits activities and uses allowed in the setback, provides for an administrative review of proposals which may have difficulty meeting the 75 foot setback, allowing for site-specific evaluation of properties and allowing some flexibility if certain criteria are met.
For more information, contact Allison Ochs, Planner, at (970) 328-8749.