In certain areas of Montrose, a second home may be built, also known as an "accessory dwelling unit" or ADU. More information about this program may be found on the Redevelopment Overlay District page.
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The City of Montrose online maps can help determine the zoning for any property in the city limits. Tips on using these maps are available on the GIS page.
Special Improvement Districts (SID) are sometimes formed to fund the construction of roads, sidewalks, sewer lines, and other public improvements. Since the 1970s, more than 40 SIDs of various kinds have been successfully implemented by the city. The most recent SID (2008) was formed for constructing a new section of Niagara Road east of 6700 Road. At the completion of the improvement project, costs are assessed to each SID participant. Many property owners are obligated to participate in future SIDs as stipulated in agreements made with the city at the time that their subdivision was approved. SID obligations are often stated on subdivision plats. Individuals who are contemplating a real estate purchase should inquire about SIDs and other commitments that may be associated with a particular property. Provisions for SIDs or local improvement districts are outlined in Section 1-19 of the Municipal Code.
You can pick up an application at City Hall (433 S. First Street), or by accessing the links on the Planning Services webpage. Land use fees are described in Chapter 3-1 of the City Regulations Manual.
Setbacks depend on the zoning district for a given property. Once the zoning is determined, consult the zoning dimensional table under Section 4-4-22 of the City of Montrose Municipal Code. Or, give Planning Services a call at 240-1407.
The City of Montrose does not generally initiate annexations. Annexations are at the request of the landowner. Detailed information about the city's annexation policies is found in Section 4-1 of the Municipal Code.
Yes. Fences must be located on your property. It is also important that fences do not block sight lines for oncoming traffic, and are placed so that sidewalks may be repaired without moving the fence. Setbacks may apply. Download the fence permit form