- 2019 Comprehensive Plan Adopted June 25, 2019
- Comprehensive Plan, Strategies/Actions Status Updates, September 1, 2021 - Xcel Document
- Comprehensive Plan, Strategies/Actions Status Updates, September 1, 2021 - PDF Document
- Comprehensive Plan Capital Improvements Program, Project Status Updates, September 2021 - Xcel Document
- Comprehensive Plan Capital Improvements Program, Project Status Updates, September 2021 - PDF Document
What is a comprehensive plan document? Colorado law establishes that a comprehensive plan is an advisory document to guide zoning and other land-use decisions. The plan is implemented through the Town’s adopted land development regulations (CRS 31-23-206). Colorado Revised Statutes state, “it is the duty and responsibility of the planning commission to make and adopt a master plan for the physical development of the municipality, including any areas outside its boundaries (three-mile area), subject to the approval of the governmental body having jurisdiction thereof (C.R.S. 31-23-206).” In Green Mountain Falls, the governmental body having jurisdiction is the Board of Trustees, our Elected Officials. The statues further state, “the plan shall be made with the general purpose of guiding and accomplishing a coordinated, adjusted and harmonious development of the municipality and its environs which will, in accordance with present and future needs best promote health, safety, order, convenience, prosperity and general welfare (C.R.S. 31-23-207).”
Green Mountain Falls creates and updates a long-range advisory document to appropriately direct and manage future growth, as required by Colorado Revised Statutes. Our comprehensive plan in Green Mountain Falls is a 10-year plan.
Municipalities and counties are authorized to prepare comprehensive plans as a long-range guiding document for a community to achieve its vision and goals. The comprehensive plan provides the policy framework for regulatory tools like zoning, subdivision regulations, annexations, and other policies. A comprehensive plan promotes the community\'s vision, goals, objectives, and policies, establishes a process for orderly growth and development, addresses both current and long-term needs, and provides for a balance between the natural and built environment. Elements addressed in a comprehensive plan may include recreation and tourism, transportation, land use, economic development, affordable housing, environment, parks and open space, natural and cultural resources, hazards, capital improvements, water supply and conservation, efficiency in government, sustainability, energy, and urban design. More information is available Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Comprehensive Plan Site.
The most recent plan update, Plan GMF, hosted outreach events at various local venues throughout 2018 and 2019. The first outreach planning charrette and Phase One Information Packet were captured and reported by Logan Simpson, the Plan GMF consulting team.
The final 2019 Comprehensive Plan was approved by the Planning Commission in June 2019 and emphasized the importance of GMF's character and history while identifying changes in trends and regional systems and listening to community values.