Community Development

The Community Development Department is tasked with executing the Town Council's vision of growth and sustainability for all residents and businesses within the Town of Gypsum.  We are dedicated to developing and implementing the desired long-term future of natural and constructed environments by applying comprehensive and strategic planning.  We work to create economic vitality through an annual business grant program and engage our residents through communication, education and hosted community events. 

Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)

Safe affordable housing option available in the Town of Gypsum.  
Do you live in Gypsum and have a mother-in-law suite, basement apartment or residential unit on your property other than the main residence? Then you have an ADU or Accessory Dwelling Unit. The Community Development office is now accepting ADU permit applications for existing and new ADUs.

Effective January 1, 2018, existing ADUs that have not submitted ADU Permit Application will be in violation of Title 18 of the Town of Gypsum Municipal Code.  ADUs found to be leased without an ADU Permit may result in both owner and tenant fines and/or removal of legal ADU status for up to three years. 
For more information visit the ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT (ADU) page.

The future of Gypsum

The 2017 Master Plan is ready for the next step
The Town of Gypsum is anticipated to grow significantly in the next 10-20 years.  With these changes, we have worked to ensure that we are prepared for the social and economic opportunities that will occur, protect our wonderful quality of life, and expand on the identity of Gypsum. Every community member has had the ability to provide input and influence how Gypsum takes shape as the community grows and evolves.  To view the executed 2017 Master Plan, visit the TOWN MASTER PLAN page.  

Town of Gypsum Conceptual Outdoor Recreation & Trails Plan
Keep up to date on what's taking place with the Recreation & Trails Plan. 

Projects Under Review 

For current development projects under review by the Town of Gypsum, visit Community Development’s PROJECTS UNDER REVIEW page.  Formal land use application and supporting data, Planning Commission and/or Town Council review schedule(s) information is available for public view.  For questions regarding a land use application please contact Senior Planner, Lana Gallegos, AICP.

Building Department

The building department is here to assist you with all your residential and commercial building and permit needs.  Visit the BUILDING DEPARTMENT page for building guides and permit applications and information. 

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