2011 Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process
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 evnisioning 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 does not anticipate major changes to the Comprehensive Plan with this amendment process, but 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 towards desired development patterns and growth in the future.
About the Amendment Process
Through a Request for Proposals process, 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.
Participate in the Process
Through the course of this amendment process, the Town and MIG will talk to key stakeholders and the community for input in interviews and public meetings. All public meetings during this process will be held virtually via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All community meetings will be noticed through dedicated Comprehensive Plan newsletters (you may sign up for that list below) and posted on our event calendar and to this page.
The Economics of Mountain Village Public Forum-held Wednesday, June 16
Thank you to everyone for your participation in our public forum, "The Economics of Mountain Village" on Wednesday, June 16. For those who missed the presentation, you may view a recording of the presentation and Q&A and review MIG's presentation.
Please note that housing was a major topic of conversation during this presentation. The Town of Mountain Village is currently working on a number of community housing initiatives to help address our housing crisis. Please visit our housing page for further information on the upcoming incentives.
Comprehensive Plan Open House-held Wednesday, August 11
Thank you to everyone who attended the Comprehensive Plan Open House on Wednesday, August 11. For those who missed the presentation, you may review the presentation boards here.
- October 14: Joint Town Council and Design Review Board work session to review draft redlines
- October 28-November 18: Public review period
- December 9: Anticipated Council Adoption Hearing
More information on the above-mentioned dates will be shared across town channels soon and the public will be able to participate both publicly and virtually.
October 14th 2021See Details about Joint Town Council and Design Review Board Worksession
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm