Jefferson County

Jefferson County Height Restriction

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP July 12, 2019
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Jefferson County, Colorado has changed the way that they look at building height effective May 20th, 2008. This is the first change in this definition since 2002. Its a little hard to explain so hopefully I’m allowed to post this graphic from the Zoning Resolution. […]

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Designing a Dream, Building a Mountain Home, All Under One Hat

by Brian Welch, PE May 30, 2019
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Part 12 – Deep Breaths, What’s Next, and Starting Over! When we started this process, we were balancing several objectives; we wanted to build our home ourselves, we needed a place to live in a relatively short time, long-term we wanted a detached space for […]

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Designing a Dream, Building a Mountain Home, All Under One Hat

by Brian Welch, PE April 5, 2019
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Part 11 – Siding, Final Inspections, Fun…and a baby Final inspections started in the middle of September with Final Fireplace, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing inspections all going quickly.  Minor things like caulking the shower handle plate and toilet base, a pin in the door to […]

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Designing a Dream, Building a Mountain Home, All Under One Hat

by Brian Welch, PE March 29, 2019
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Part 10 – Flooring, Cabinets, and Tile The end was in sight even though it was only July and there was still lots to do.  The work became easier to tackle each night since each task could be split into smaller tasks and progress was […]

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Designing a Dream, Building a Mountain Home, All Under One Hat

by Brian Welch, PE March 21, 2019

Blog 9 – Subs, Sheetrock, Insulation, Gas, …. And Xcel With an exhaustive sigh of relief, most of the significant physical obstacles were in the rear-view mirror.  Moving forward, most of the work included things I needed to have others do or was comfortable with […]

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Designing a Dream, Building a Mountain Home, All Under One Hat

by Brian Welch, PE March 8, 2019
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Part 8 – Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, and Testing With the exterior waterproofing of the home well underway, the focus turned to the interior organs.  This was the one area that I was by far the least familiar with and the least comfortable doing.  I felt good about […]

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Does Jeffco Have a 50% Area Rule for Remodeled Homes?

by Kacy Landsittel April 11, 2016

Recently and in past years, at EVstudio we’ve heard rumors that Jefferson County, Colorado has a rule stating that if remodel work exceeds 50% of the total square footage then the entire home has to be brought up to code. So to clear the air […]

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Jefferson County Colorado Driveway Requirements and Standards

by EVstudio AEP May 25, 2015
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If you are planning to build a private home in Jefferson County, Colorado, I’m sure you have more than a few questions regarding the process. Approval from Jefferson County’s Planning and Zoning Department can be a taxing exercise for even the most seasoned engineers. In […]

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Planning for Housing and Community Development

by evstudio May 6, 2015

This post comes from Stephanie O’Hara, Planner Analyst for EVstudio. Immediately prior to joining EVstudio she worked for Jefferson County, Colorado for 6 years in various planning roles. EVstudio looks for planning opportunities in both the public and private sector: While working at Jefferson County […]

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Gateway Trail from Evergreen Lake to Downtown Evergreen Proposed to Jefferson County Open Space

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE May 27, 2010

HERO, the Heart of Evergreen Revitilization Organization, met again last week and had the opportunity to review a plan that was being proposed by Rocky Graziano, an active local resident in support of the downtown Evergreen trail efforts. The focus of this project is to […]

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Jefferson County Open Space Plan for Downtown Evergreen Colorado

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE May 12, 2010

I have had the pleasure of being a member of the Evergreen Downtown Business Association as long as EVstudio has been in Downtown Evergreen, and I am currently on a special committee specifically organized for community revitalization. The committee is the “Heart of Evergreen Revitalization Organization”, or […]

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Jefferson County Code Supplement Deletes 2009 Residential Fire Sprinkling Requirements

by EVstudio AEP January 30, 2010

Although Jefferson County has been one of the first counties in the state to adopt the 2009 International Codes, the 2009 Jefferson County Residential Code Supplement states that Section 313 for Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems has been “deleted in it’s entirety” from their adoption of […]

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