Current & Upcoming Projects

The Community and Economic Development Department is always working on new projects! Click below to learn more about some of our current and upcoming projects.

Adopted High Density Housing Overlay Ordinance

The county council passed the High Density Housing Ordinance on January 15th, 2019, after extensive work and discussion by the planning commission, council and CED. This policy will allows for the creation of denser housing, deed restricted for Grand County residents and workers. See links below for more information

HDH Overlay Application

HDHO Development Agreement

Adopted HDHO Ordinance Text

PDF Map of HDHO Boundaries

Interactive Map of HDHO Boundaries

Phase 1 - Economic Feasibility Report - Moab Area Assured HousingAssured Housing Report: 

Grand County and the City of Moab have contracted with BAE Economics to analyze the feasibility of an assured housing (also known as inclusionary zoning) policy for the Moab Area. 

Click on the headings below to read the two phases of the report. 

For questions, comments, or further information about the report, please contact the CED Department at 435-259-1371 or

Phase 1 - Economic Feasibility Analysis

Phase 2 - Nexus Fee Analysis


Spanish Valley Drive Path

BW Line w RiverOur office is currently seeking community feedback on the possibility of a multi-use path running along Spanish Valley Drive, serving pedestrians, equestrians, and cyclists. Click the image or follow the link below to learn about the opportunities along this corridor and offer feedback!

Spanish Valley Drive - Story Map

Spanish Valley Drive - Feedback Survey

Community and Economic Development

Grand County has furthered its commitment to quality planning and growth management by formally expanding the community development department to include economic development. 

As of January 2018, Zacharia Levine will now serve as the Community and Economic Development Director. Grand County also welcomes a new full-time staffer, Kaitlin Myers, who will serve as a Community and Economic Development Specialist. The Department will continue its work in land use planning, housing policy, and infrastructure development, and welcomes its expanded role in facilitating industry diversification, business retention and recruitment, workforce development, and economic research

As a start, the Department has written a DRAFT economic development strategy and action plan that is now available for review. We’d love to get your honest feedback on the draft – nothing is set in stone and we’d like to make the Plan as inclusive as possible and reflective of the community’s priorities. Please submit comments to or call the office at 435-259-1343. 

Great things lie ahead in 2018 and beyond – stay tuned!