New accessory motorsport uses are temporarily prohibited

Posted 5/2/16

Until a permitting process is established by Douglas County, new accessory motorsport uses are temporarily prohibited.

In the April 26 Douglas County land use meeting, the Board of Douglas County Commissioners adopted a specific definition for …

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New accessory motorsport uses are temporarily prohibited

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Until a permitting process is established by Douglas County, new accessory motorsport uses are temporarily prohibited.

In the April 26 Douglas County land use meeting, the Board of Douglas County Commissioners adopted a specific definition for accessory motorsport uses that temporarily prohibits establishing new accessory uses in any agricultural or residential zone district. With the adoption of this definition, the board directed staff to create a permitting process for accessory motorsports before Aug. 24.

Accessory use is the operation of off-highway vehicles for recreational purposes, where the activity does not require moving more than 50 cubic yards of dirt. This activity would be allowed on lots of at least 4.5 acres, with a residence established. This type of activity is personal use only.

On Oct. 27, 2015, the board placed temporary regulations on motorsport uses, while directing staff to establish permanent zoning regulations.

For the past six months, county zoning staff has sought community input to help create permanent regulations. 

The commissioners approved the regulations at the April 26 meeting, which now require all private motorsport facilities, on parcels 35-acres or greater in size, to be subject to the Use By Special Review process.

Per state law, existing tracks of all sizes are grandfathered in. New regulations only apply to tracks created in the future.

New regulations can be viewed at www.douglas.co.us/land/regulations-and-procedures/zoning/zoning-regulations-motorsport-uses-rural-properties/

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