County Releases Draft Of Module 3 Of Revised Development Code For Public Review


Los Alamos County Development Department (CDD) and its consultant, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (DPS) released the last of the three modules (Module 3) to update the Chapter 16 Development Code on July 18 for the public to review. The draft document is available online at In addition, the public is invited to a virtual open house on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 5:30 p.m. Representatives from CDD and DPS will present a summary of the most significant proposed changes to Module 3 and hear public comment. Interested members of the public may join the meeting using this Zoom link.  

Chapter 16 Development Code is the County’s zoning code that defines how a property in specific geographic zones can be used and developed. Module 3 focuses explicitly on reorganizing and streamlining content related to administration, enforcement and procedures. Public comments on Module 3 will be accepted through August 23 and can be emailed to or Sobia Sayeda at

CDD and DPS incorporated into the draft Module 3, public feedback received during the Module 2 review, and input from the Code Update Steering Committee. Comprising County staff, the development community, design professionals, and neighborhood representatives, the Committee meets to review proposed revisions every other week.  

After the public meeting, Module 3 will be presented to Planning and Zoning Commission meeting held virtually on Aug. 10 at 5:30 p.m. Interested community members can join using the following Zoom link

Councilors will receive a presentation from CDD and DPS representatives at the Aug. 23 hybrid Council Work Session meeting held at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, 1000 Central Ave., Los Alamos for in-person public, and virtual public can attend using the following Zoom link  

CDD and DPS representatives will incorporate pertinent input from councilors, commissioners, and community members into a final ordinance. The final ordinance will return to Council in November to be considered for adoption.