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Landscaping Requirements

City Planning will resume landscape inspections on Monday, May 13, 2024.  For questions about scheduling inspections and Financial Assurances, please contact

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 Monday 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 Greg Stachon,, 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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