Compatibility Management

Many jurisdictions have made an effort to define incompatibility and restrict the siting of incompatible activities near each other. Typically, a "compatibility matrix" is used to provide guidance for making consistent decisions about what types of activities may be located near each other. An example of a compatibility matrix can be found here.

Weld County has not defined compatibility or developed any useful guidelines for assessing incompatibilities between activities such as residential and heavy industrial activities.The lack of definition and guidelines opens the door for inconsisent decisions and incompatibilities in adjacent land uses.

Without clear compatibility guidelines, Commissioners can ignore the expertise of the Planning Department and allow incompatible land uses. The approval of the Martin Marietta Materials Aggregate Processing Facility next to a residential development and farms is a prime example.

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