Draft Comprehensive Plan

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Since December, the County has been working collaboratively with its County boards and partners to integrate your feedback received at the December workshops on the Together Chaffee Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners met weekly from April to June with the consultant, Cushing Terrell, to refine the draft vision, goals, and strategies and align the future land use plan with the that vision.

This revision reflects the collective effort of not only the Planning Commission, but County boards, such the Heritage Area Board and the Transportation Area Board; County offices such as the Office of Housing and Public Health Department; non-profit partners such as the Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation and GARNA, who have all contributed to creating a plan that better aligns all the current efforts around the county as well as identifies gaps for future action. This collaboration builds upon the work of Envision and broadens efforts to include additional areas such as transportation, affordable housing, public health, economic development and more.

We are pleased this revision reflects the collective effort of so many organizations, individuals, and agencies who have all worked hard to create a plan that better aligns current efforts around the county as well as identifies gaps for future action.

How Can We Engage In the Plan Review?

The comprehensive plan is being released in two phases.

1. The first phase includes the values, vision, goals and strategies. Here is how you can participate:

  • You can download Part 1 of the plan on the right under "Documents"
  • You can engage by taking the survey below
  • You can submit written feedback via email to Jon Roorda, the Planning Manager or Christie Barton, Planner
  • Watch Facebook for an opportunity to participate in a live Q&A session with planning staff and Planning Commissioners in early August.
  • You can learn more about the plan by listening to the July interview on KHEN's Chaffee County Housing Report podcasts with County Commissioner Baker and Planning Commissioner Marjo Curgus on the comprehensive plan and managing growth.
  • Send an email to the Chair of the Planning Commission, Anderson Horne if your organization's board would like a brief update or have a conversation.

2. In August, the second phase will include the release of a revised future land use plan (FLUP) and map. The FLUP will represent how we achieve the vision and goal on the physical landscape. We are planning on hosting a virtual community meeting on Zoom that will include a presentation from Cushing Terrell on the results of phase 1 community input as well an overview of the future land use plan. Check back to this web page for part 2!

Since December, the County has been working collaboratively with its County boards and partners to integrate your feedback received at the December workshops on the Together Chaffee Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners met weekly from April to June with the consultant, Cushing Terrell, to refine the draft vision, goals, and strategies and align the future land use plan with the that vision.

This revision reflects the collective effort of not only the Planning Commission, but County boards, such the Heritage Area Board and the Transportation Area Board; County offices such as the Office of Housing and Public Health Department; non-profit partners such as the Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation and GARNA, who have all contributed to creating a plan that better aligns all the current efforts around the county as well as identifies gaps for future action. This collaboration builds upon the work of Envision and broadens efforts to include additional areas such as transportation, affordable housing, public health, economic development and more.

We are pleased this revision reflects the collective effort of so many organizations, individuals, and agencies who have all worked hard to create a plan that better aligns current efforts around the county as well as identifies gaps for future action.

How Can We Engage In the Plan Review?

The comprehensive plan is being released in two phases.

1. The first phase includes the values, vision, goals and strategies. Here is how you can participate:

  • You can download Part 1 of the plan on the right under "Documents"
  • You can engage by taking the survey below
  • You can submit written feedback via email to Jon Roorda, the Planning Manager or Christie Barton, Planner
  • Watch Facebook for an opportunity to participate in a live Q&A session with planning staff and Planning Commissioners in early August.
  • You can learn more about the plan by listening to the July interview on KHEN's Chaffee County Housing Report podcasts with County Commissioner Baker and Planning Commissioner Marjo Curgus on the comprehensive plan and managing growth.
  • Send an email to the Chair of the Planning Commission, Anderson Horne if your organization's board would like a brief update or have a conversation.

2. In August, the second phase will include the release of a revised future land use plan (FLUP) and map. The FLUP will represent how we achieve the vision and goal on the physical landscape. We are planning on hosting a virtual community meeting on Zoom that will include a presentation from Cushing Terrell on the results of phase 1 community input as well an overview of the future land use plan. Check back to this web page for part 2!

  • After reviewing the draft of Part 1 of the Comprehensive Plan, please respond to the survey below. 

    Help us make sure we are reaching a broad range of county residents by filling out this demographic data. Your responses remain anonymous.

    For each major theme of the comprehensive plan, we provide the vision for the theme and ask you to give your feedback on how well the goals and strategies support achieving that vision. We have provided page numbers for you, so you may want the survey and the draft plan open at the same time.

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