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Effective January 1st, 2019




*** Projects submitted prior to January 1, 2019 may be reviewed in accordance with the prior Municipal Code provisions referenced below:

  • Title 16 Subdivision Code (only applies to projects prior to 2019)
  • Title 18 Zoning Code (only applies to projects prior to 2019) 
  • Site Development Performance Standards (only applies to projects prior to 2019)



Title 16 Subdivision Code

Title 16 of the City of Loveland (only applies to projects prior to 2019) contains the rules and regulations for the general purpose of guiding and accomplishing a coordinated, adjusted and harmonious development of the city and its environs which will, in accordance with present and future needs, best promote health, safety, morals, order, comfort, convenience, prosperity and general welfare, as well as efficiency and economy in the process of development, including:

  • energy conservation
  • promotion of solar energy utilization
  • adequate provision for traffic
  • the promotion of safety from fire, flood waters and other dangers,
  • adequate provision for light and air
  • the promotion of healthful and convenient distribution of population
  • the promotion of good civic design and arrangement
  • wise and efficient expenditure of public funds
  • the adequate provision of public utilities and other public requirements

Further, Title 16 ensures that the development of individual lots is done in a manner as to protect the health, safety and general welfare of the community and to:

  • improve the livability of residential neighborhoods
  • enhance the appearance and customer draw of commercial areas
  • increase property values
  • improve the compatibility of adjacent land uses
  • contribute to the overall image and appeal of the city
  • ensure that adequate community facilities are in place to serve development
  • ensure that new development is accountable for its proportionate fair share of the cost of necessary facility construction and expansion.
Title 17 Annexation Code


Title 17 of the City of Loveland (only applies to projects prior to 2019) The City of Loveland considers annexation requests for property outside the current municipal limits if certain eligibility requirements are satisfied, based on State of Colorado Statutes and City ordinances. Annexation is a legislative act by City Council and each application shall be considered on a case-by-case basis only.  The proposed annexation shall be consistent with the philosophies of the adopted Comprehensive Master Plan.

Title 18 Zoning Code  

Title 18 of the City of Loveland (only applies to projects prior to 2019) contains zoning regulations and districts, made in accordance with a comprehensive zoning study, designed to 

  • lessen congestion in the streets
  • secure safety from fire, panic and other dangers
  • promote health and general welfare
  • provide adequate light and air
  • prevent overcrowding of land
  • avoid undue concentration of population
  • facilitate the adequate provision of transportation, water, sewage, schools, parks and other public requirements.

These regulations have been made with reasonable consideration, among other things, as to the character of each district and its peculiar suitability for particular uses, with a view to conserving the value of buildings and encouraging the most appropriate use of land throughout the city in accordance with the adopted master plan for the city or other approved planning or engineering studies.



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