The Town of Mountain Village Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2011 after a three-year-long development process. It was written to be a 30-year road map envisioning the future use and needs of the community.
Mountain Village Town Council's goal at the time was to both encourage future development while controlling unbridled growth under the guidance of the Comprehensive Plan. However, in the intervening years, Town Council and the community have noted that the Comprehensive Plan is overly prescriptive and complicated in certain respects. The Comprehensive Plan does not reflect current economic realities (e.g., VRBO/AirBNB) that have transformed communities such as ours. As such, we need to amend the Comprehensive Plan to provide future town councils, property owners, and community members solid, yet flexible, guidance to inform and support the critical decisions they will face in years to come.
The Town anticipates a simplification of the Comprehensive Plan that reflects changes to the real economic growth model since 2011. We would like to see a plan that will better withstand the test of time and provide a solid visionary document with an eye toward desired development patterns and growth in the future.
To read the latest on the Comprehensive Plan process, please read our latest Mayor's Minute.
About the Amendment Process
Through a Request for Proposals process in late 2020, the town hired MIG, a national firm with offices in Durango and Denver with extensive experience developing and updating Comprehensive Plans for communities, to reassess the Comprehensive Plan. They gathered input from the community, staff and town council in public virtual forums and in interviews with stakeholders.