We need you to share your ideas and values to help us set goals for Durango’s future.

There are lots of ways to participate:


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Spread the word on social media and tell your neighbors.

Read and comment on the draft documents.

City Council Public Hearing

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
6:30 pm
Durango City Hall
Smith Chambers

 The Durango Planning Commission recommended adoption of the draft Comprehensive Plan and the City Council will consider that draft at a public hearing on Tuesday, April 4.

New Draft Documents Now Available!
(Updated March 9th)

Draft Comprehensive Plan (March 29, 2017)

Draft Future Land Use Map E Size(large) (March 29, 2017)

Draft Future Land Use Map Tabloid Size(small) (March 29, 2017)

Colorado Creative Districts

Help Shape Durango’s Future!

The latest public review draft of the Durango Comprehensive Plan has been uploaded to the documents page of the Durango Plan Update web page for your review and comments: https://www.durangoplanupdate.org/document-center/

The latest version incorporates some edits to the future land use map and the plan text that were recommended by the public, the Comprehensive Plan Update Advisory Committee, the Arts and Culture Working Group, the Planning Commission and City Council during workshops last month. Changes to the existing Comprehensive Plan are described in the Draft Plan Update summary, which is also included in the documents center of the project web site.

You can submit your comments on the Plan on the web site’s comments page, email them to vicki.vandegrift@durangogov.org, mail them to Community Development, c/o Vicki Vandegrift, 949 East Second Ave., Durango, CO 81301 or hand deliver them to 1235 Camino del Rio.

Important Dates

You’re invited to attend each of the following meetings:

March 20th

Future Land Use Map Open House
4:30 – 5:30  p.m.
Durango Rec Center, Windom Room

Comp Plan Public Workshop
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Durango Rec Center, Windom Room

March 21st

Joint Study Session City Council, Planning Commission and the Comp Plan Advisory Committee
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
City Hall, Smith Chambers
(note that public comment will not be taken at this study session)

March 22nd

Planning Commission Public Hearing
6:00 p.m.
City Hall, Smith Chambers

April 4th

City Council Public Hearing
6:30 p.m.
City Hall, Smith Chambers

We look forward to your comments!

Productive August Community Forum

The Comprehensive Plan update shifted into high gear on the week of August 2, with consultants Michael Lauer and Tom Borrup facilitating a series of interviews and workshops. The interviews provided important background information on public services, utilities, mobility, sustainability, parks and recreation, the arts community, cultural assets and a variety of other topics. The workshops which are listed below with links to presentations where applicable, gave local stakeholders the chance to share their concerns and hopes for Durango with the consultant team.

The August 2nd Joint Workshop with the City Council, Planning Commission and Comp Plan Advisory Committee provided an overview of the planning process, the opportunity for participants to review currently adopted vision, values and guiding principle statements and the chance to comment on key issues to be addressed by the Plan.

The August 3rd Comp Plan Advisory Committee meeting provided more details about the need for the Plan, outlined the Committee’s responsibilities in the planning process and engaged more detailed discussion of Comp Plan issues.

The August 3rd Community Workshop introduced the public to the Plan update process; generated suggestions to revise the aspirations reflected in the Plan’s vision, values and guiding principles; began discussions of assets that will be critical to the new Plan element addressing arts and culture; and generated in-depth discussions of where and how the City should grow in the future. These latter discussions will be the basis for three growth scenarios that will be evaluated during the next three months of the process.

The August 4th Arts and Culture Working Group Meeting led to a lively discussion of the community’s arts and cultural assets, ways they contribute to the economy and quality of life, and some of the aspirations of the local arts community as well as potential roles the City of Durango could play to advance the work of the cultural sector.

The outcomes of these meetings and summaries of participant’s input will be posted on this website in the coming weeks. Be sure to register on this site to get notice of future opportunities to help shape Durango’s future.

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