County: Public Comment On Proposed Revisions To Chapter 16 Development Code Being Accepted Until Mar. 15


Los Alamos County Community Development Department (CDD) and its consultant Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (DPS) remind the community that it’s not too late to provide public comment on the second module of the Chapter 16 Development Code. Comments will be accepted up until the County Council meeting scheduled for March 15 at 6 p.m.

The draft document can be viewed online, along with presentation slides and a Zoom recording of a February 15 open house held by CDD and DPS representatives to explain the revisions. Interested individuals can email feedback on the draft module to Jessica Lawlis at or Bryce Ternet at is updating the 1965 Chapter 16 Development Code in three modules in support of the Los Alamos County Council goal and strategic priority to enhance economic vitality and local businesses.

Chapter 16 is the County’s zoning code and defines how a property in specific geographic zones can be used and developed. The second module contains revisions to the development standards, including district-specific standards, off-street parking, landscaping, outdoor door lighting, walls and fences, and signage.  

The first module, adopted by the Council last October, focused on use-related regulations. A draft of the third and final module will home in on procedures and will be released later this year.  For information on the entire project, including Phase 1 that developed downtown master plans and Phase 2, currently underway to update the Chapter 16 Development Code, visit