Community Development

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THE CITY OF SALIDA IS SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS The City currently has vacancies for the Board of Adjustment, Board of Appeals and the Historic Preservation Commission. We are seeking a number of Salida residents to volunteer their time, energy, and enthusiasm to serve on these boards. Applications are available at City Hall or on the […]

Zoning in the Salida Municipal Planning Area

As many people are aware Chaffee County has been working on revisions to the zoning code for several years. As that work progresses, a necessary step is to examine the zoning throughout the County. Each of the municipalities in the county has been asked to make recommendations on the zoning in the areas surrounding their […]

Comprehensive Plan Workshop

Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Thursday, October 14th. On this evening there will be a public workshop to discuss the draft Salida Comprehensive Plan and the results of the recent priorities survey. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the SteamPlant Ballroom, 220 W. Sackett Ave. Public participation is … more […]

What Are Your Priorities?

We want to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to fill out the online survey and tell the City of Salida what you think should be the priorities in the coming years. Paper copies can be filled out at the Salida Regional Library, Salida Café, Simmering Cup, Café Dawn, … more »

City Seeks Community Input

The City of Salida wants citizen help in identifying priorities for the community. “As the Planning Commission finalizes the draft of the Comprehensive Plan, we want to include an implementation plan that reflects the priorities of the community and fits within a realistic budget. We want to hear from the community what they … more »

Historic Preservation Commission Unveils Revised Design Guidelines for Downtown

The Salida Historic Preservation Commission (“HPC”) has been in existence since July, 2002. The Commission was created by the City Council to protect the historic integrity of the Downtown Salida Historic District. In order to accomplish this goal, the HPC undertakes a variety of duties including reviewing development applications for exterior changes, providing … more »

Railroad Hospital Gets a Facelift

The Denver & Rio Grande Western Hospital is the last surviving structure in Salida that was constructed by the railroad. The structure at 448 E. First Street now makes up the eastern end of the Touber Building and houses City Hall. As part of the recent remodel from hospital to City and County offices the […]

Community Development Department Spring Update

With the economic downturn, we have seen a decrease in building permit and current planning applications. This reprieve has allowed the staff of the Community Development Department a much needed opportunity to catch up on some long-range projects for the City.

Unique Theater Deemed Unsafe

A notice of the unsafe conditions means that the building has serious life, health and safety issues but at this time the conditions outside the building do not pose an immediate risk to the general public or neighboring properties.

City Hall Has Moved

The Salida City Hall, Police Department, Council Chambers and Municipal Court are now located in the Touber Building at 448 East First Street (the old hospital).