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Development Code Amendments and Other Projects

Development Code Amendments

The City of Thornton Development Code is a regulatory document, which guides development within the City.  In order to ensure the Development Code changes as the City's needs evolve, amendments are necessary.  These amendments are generally initiated by City of Thornton Staff and are reviewed and adopted by City Council through a public hearing process.  This page provides information on all active Development Code amendments. 

Metropolitan Districts ("Metro Districts") Application Changes 

Metropolitan districts are separate entities from the city, however the City of Thornton is required per Colorado state law to approve a service plan for a proposed metropolitan district prior to the district being formed at an organizational election. Thornton's requirements for metro districts are outlined in Chapter 66 of the Thornton City Code. The City also requires the use of model service plan and model intergovernmental agreement forms for metro districts. Information on changes to these requirements actively being considered by the City are linked on the right side of this page.