The Craig City Council agreed at its meeting Tuesday to meet with local organizations about its planning and zoning regulations.
The city's various regulations - which include curb and sidewalk requirements, as well as require builders to license themselves with the city - are organized in the Craig land-use code, approved by the council in February 2007.
No meeting date has been set, but Councilor Gene Bilodeau said he hopes the meeting will happen in early September, within the next few weeks.
The Craig Chamber of Commerce and Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership boards began discussing city codes after a local builder opted to relocate a proposed office park at the Country Mall site on Ranney Street and instead build outside city limits.
Lop Behrman, owner of Behrman Construction, said last week he chose to build industrial offices on the south side of First Street, about 100 feet outside city limits, after requirements from the city and Colorado Department of Transportation increased his potential building costs by about $250,000.
Bilodeau, who also is a board member of the Chamber and EDP, volunteered last week to organize an informal meeting between the three groups and Moffat County officials.
He told EDP and city officials that he hopes the city can use the meeting as an opportunity to present facts behind the city's land use code.
The community seems to have several beliefs about the code that are not true, Bilodeau said during the council meeting.
"People are listening to people who are intentionally misleading reality," he said.
Craig Mayor Don Jones said he supports the city's code. He added that there have been 18 new commercial developments in the past three years, which he said is more than there were in the 20 years before that.
Jones also said he knew some builders were upset about being required to build sidewalks but that sidewalks are exactly what Craig needs.