Landscaping Requirements

City Planning has determined that Friday, October 20 will be the last day for landscape inspection requests for the year (2023).

Friday, October 27 will be the last day for site landscape inspections until Spring of 2024.

Landscape requirements have been established for the design, installation, and maintenance of landscapes in Colorado Springs that intend to do the following;

  • Contribute ecologically and aesthetically for the growth and economic prosperity of the City;
  • Achieve healthy, attractive, and safe environments according to recognized water conservation principles; and
  • Conserve, protect, and promote the unique natural identity and environment of the City.

City of Colorado Springs landscape requirements can be found in Part 9, Article 4 of the Unified Development Code (UDC).

Pre-Submittal/Comment Review Meetings

On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, Landscape Staff will be available to meet with applicants to discuss potential submittals or review comments from applications that are not yet in the system. Please coordinate with Patrick Dosch,, to sign up for one of the six 30-minute time slots.

Available meeting times

  • 8:30a - 9:00a
  • 9:00a - 9:30a
  • 10:00a - 10:30a
  • 10:30a - 11:00a
  • 11:00a - 11:30a

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