As the Town of Mountain Village works through its Comprehensive Plan amendment process, the public is invited to its Comprehensive Plan Open House on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
MIG, the firm hired to facilitate the amendment process, will be onsite to gather public feedback as they move forward with amendments to the town’s guiding document that was originally adopted in 2011. MIG is a national firm with extensive experience developing and updating comprehensive plans for resort communities to reassess portions of the Comprehensive Plan.
Targeted areas the plan is looking to update include:
- Sustainability of Mountain Village’s economic model
- Approach to hotels and short-term rentals
- Community housing and its affordability
- Activation of public spaces
- Public benefits associated with new development
The open house will run from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Conference Center with several stations examining different components of the plan. Light food and children’s activities will be provided. There will also be a gift card raffle amongst attendees who provide input during the open house.
The Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2011, was written to be a 30-year roadmap envisioning the future use and needs of the community. Mountain Village Town Council's goal at the time was to encourage future development while controlling growth within reasonable boundaries.
However, since its adoption, Town Council and the community have noted that the plan is overly prescriptive and complicated in certain respects.
“We know a lot of changes in the economy and how the market is operating differently than in 2011 when the plan was originally adopted, but we need the community’s input to know how best to respond to these changes,” said Andrew Knudsten, managing principal for Economics & Planning Systems who performed the analysis for MIG.
MIG has been gathering data and community input since March via stakeholders interviews and a community survey and has presented its findings to town council and through a forum in
“While we’ve heard a lot from the community via our earlier survey and focus groups, this open house is a great opportunity for community members to weigh in on and put their stamp on proposed plan updates,” said MIG Principal Jay Renkens.
This forum will be held in person only due to the nature of the stations and presentation. Masks are not required, but are suggested for unvaccinated individuals. Masks will be available for those who would like one.
For more information about the entire Comprehensive Plan amendment process, please visit: townofmountainvillage.com/comp-plan.