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Zoning panel to discuss area viewsheds  

Credit:  By MARTIN KIDSTON, Gazette Wyoming Bureau, The Billings Gazette, billingsgazette.com 15 January 2011 ~~

CODY, Wyo. – The Park County Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Tuesday to begin discussing the area’s viewshed and what, if anything, should be done to preserve it as the area grows to meet future business, energy and development needs.

While viewshed discussions and possible regulations aren’t new to communities across the West, the discussion will be a first in Park County, said county planner Becky Conrad.

“Mostly, we’ve had some complaints about wind turbines – people can view the turbines from their residences,” said Conrad. “If you drive through parts of the county, we’ve had complaints about some ugly buildings.”

Conrad said it was far too soon to say what, or where, regulations would be imposed. But any new rules could help commissioners guide development as the county grows.

“This meeting is just to identify the problem and what we want our viewshed to look like,” Conrad said. “It’s a zoning overlay district, and it would protect lands that have scenic quality around the county.”

Conrad said that while current structures are grandfathered in, any new regulations could set building standards in a push to improve, or preserve, the area’s aesthetic qualities.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the basement of the courthouse addition building in Cody and is open to the public.

Source:  By MARTIN KIDSTON, Gazette Wyoming Bureau, The Billings Gazette, billingsgazette.com 15 January 2011

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