Zoning Map

This map shows where Wright’s Mesa Rural Agricultural zone district is located adjacent to the Town of Norwood. On Thursday (June 10), the San Miguel County (Colo.) Planning Commission recommended approval of Land Use Code amendments that would allow for permitted RV parks. (Courtesy image)

The San Miguel County (Colo.) Planning Commission (CPC), at its Thursday (June 10) meeting, recommended passage of a pair of new Land Use Code amendments that could pave the way for RV parks on Wright’s Mesa and ensure that lighting codes will keep county skies dark and star-spangled, according to the Telluride Daily Planet.

The recommendations will next go to the Board of County Commissioners for review before final approval.

The Wright’s Mesa Rural Agricultural (WMRA) zone district adjacent to Norwood could become home to no more than three permitted RV parks. Potential park operators would have to obtain a Special Use Permit (SUP) to operate, subject to review by the CPC and the commissioners, with input from other agencies, including the Norwood Water Board.

Norwood officials, who view the parks as a potential economic benefit to the town and who supported the proposed amendment, stipulated that occupancy of each park be limited and that no more than three permits be issued. Camping and RV parks are already permitted in the Wright’s Mesa Light Industrial zone district.

Additional camping and RV parks would augment what little designated camping there is in the county, besides primitive sites with limited amenities. The sole campground in the county is at Telluride Town Park where there are no RV hook-ups.

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