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									Comprehensive Community Plan
Comprehensive Community Plan
       Comprehensive Community
            Plan Explained

• Simply stated, the Comprehensive Plan depicts:

  – Where the county has been, 
    Where it is presently, 
  – Where it is presently
  – Where it wants to go, 
    And how it plans to get there.
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               Planning Hierarchy


                         Neighborhood
                             Plan
Lan Use Code



                         District or
                       Sub-Area Plans


                  Comprehensive Community
  nd




                           Plan



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                    County Compass
      History of Comprehensive Plan
      History of Comprehensive Plan

 10 Planning Districts with 9 plans, developed in mid 90’s
 La Plata County Comprehensive Plan adopted December 
  2001 by the Planning Commission
 Created to unify District Plans
 Intended to address county‐wide concerns
              Where are we going?
              Where are we going?
 Comprehensive Plan should     be 
  updated to reflect the  evolving 
  vision for the future

 2001 Plan recommended  updates 
 every 5 years

 Current plan is due for an update




           The Plan will look 20 - 30 years into the Future…
               Comprehensive Plan Time Line
               Comprehensive Plan Time Line

                                                        Planning
                                                        Commission &
                              Visioning,
                                                        BOCC
                              Stakeholder                                            Plan
Comp Plan                                               Presentation
                                                        P     t ti
                              Involvement                                            Adoption
RFP Posted



                                                Winter 2009 Spring &     Fall         Winter
January 2009    Spring, Summer & Fall 2009
                                                Summer 2010              2010         2010


                    Process                  Drafting of Plan,         Final Draft
                    Begins                   Open Houses               Completed
Provide direction for future growth in 
           La Plata County
           La Plata County
      Outcomes of a Comprehensive Plan
      Outcomes of a Comprehensive Plan

   Community supported vision for how & where future growth should 
    Community supported vision for how & where future growth should
    occur

   Foundation for land use
    decisions & policies

   No “parking lots”; difficult 
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    issues will be addressed 
    & resolved

   Target of achieving approx
    Target of achieving approx. 
    75% community support for
    the plan

   Position La Plata County as the preeminent rural community in the 
    Inter‐Mountain West at addressing land use issues
          Plan Development Team
          Plan Development Team
 You!

 Appointed and Elected Officials

 Community Members

 Stakeholder Groups

 Planning Department

 C    l     T
  Consultant Team




                               Source: LIFE
                                  La Plata County
                               B d fC       t C    i i
                               Board of County Commissioners
                              Planning and Zoning Commission
                                         Planning Staff
                                    Citizen Working Group




                               CommunityByDesign
Sonoran Institute                 Charlie Deans, AICP                      RPI Consulting
  Marjo Curgus                    Principal/Project Manger                  Gabe Preston
 Clarke Anderson
 Clarke Anderson                 Paige Winslett, Planner
                                 Paige Winslett Planner                    Andrew Klotz
                                                                           Andrew  Klotz
  Community Outreach               Sarah Ijadi, Planner                        Fiscal Impact
       Visioning                                                            Build‐out Scenarios




 Robert Odland
                            TSSW                          Curt Lueck         Kate Hildebrand
Renewable Energy Codes
 Barbara Green           Howard Ward
                         Howard Ward                      Transportation
                                                                                    Housing
                           GIS Analyst
  Land Use Attorney
   I.  Visioning/           II. Comprehensive 
                             Community Plan
Community  Process




VI. Draft Sustainable
VI. Draft Sustainable 
                                        d      l
                         III. Future Land Use Plan
Development Code
      Public Meetings
       Visioning




                           3 Vision Open Houses        Final Community 
  Vision Workshop              Bayfield/Ignacio
                                                       Vision Statement
                                                       Vision Statement
Durango Community Center       Fort Lewis Mesa
                                                     Durango Community Center
         July 25                   Durango
                                                             Date TBA
                             Week of July 27‐Aug 1
La Plata County Comprehensive Plan Elements
Economic Vitality
E     i Vit lit                                    N t lE i          t
                                                   Natural Environment
    •   Revenue/Tax Base                               • Wildlife /Riparian Habitat
    •   Employment/Small Business Development          • Water/Air Quality
    •   Workforce Development
        Workforce Development                              ldl d b           f
                                                       • Wildland Urban Interface
    •   Tourism
                                                       • Geologic
                                                       • Floods/Debris flows
Sustainable Development
Sustainable Development                                  Restoration of Oil and Gas Lands
                                                       • R t ti       f Oil d G L d
    •   Food Systems/Agricultural Preservation 
    •   Land and Water/Settlement Patterns         Healthy Communities/Housing
    •   Renewable Energy/Mineral Development
        Renewable Energy/Mineral Development             Affordable housing
                                                       • Affordable housing
    •   Cultural Resources/Historic Preservation       • Recreation /Community Facilities
                                                       • Infrastructure/Core Services
Transportation                                           Healthcare /Social Services
                                                       • Healthcare /Social Services
    •   Roadways, Nodes and Transit
    •   Multi‐modal Corridors                      Organizational Excellence 
    •   Aviation and Rail                              • Effective Citizenship
    •   Transportation for Oil and Gas industry        • Partnerships/Collaborations
                                                       • Neighborhood/District Organizations
      Hallmarks of
      H ll    k  f
      ssf             s
 Successful Communities
Rural Growth Trends in the American West
   The Sonoran Institute
The Sonoran Institute inspires and enables community
   promotes community decisions  h l d d
                              decisions
d promotes communitythat respect the land and
   ii       d bli      li i
decisions and public policies h
   that respect the land and people 
people of Western North America.
   of the West.
   of the West
            The West has Gained in Share of U.S. Population 
                       Every Decade Since 1850
                       E     D d Si       1850




Source: State of Montana, The Demography of the Changing West,
http://fwp.mt.gov/tmc/reports/demographics.html.
The West is Changing
The West is Changing
            Population Growth vs. Land Developement

1,200,000
                                   196% Increase
1,000,000
1 000 000
             45% Increase
 800,000

 600,000
                                             2004
 400,000             2004
              1970
 200,000
 200 000                             1970

       0
               Population         Acres of Residential
                                     Development
Nonmetro Population Change 200‐
               d
       2005Landscapes




          West Slope, CO
          West Slope, CO
What is an Amenity?
What is an Amenity?
The Economy
The Economy
              La Plata County, CO
              La Plata County, CO



Questions:
What are “services”
Are they all low‐paying jobs?
Do we still make things? 
Personal Income Earned in 2000
Rural Rockies
R l R ki
Producer Services
Producer Services               $5.6 billion
                                $5 6 billion
Consumer Services               $2.8 billion
Health Services           $2.5 billion
Agriculture                     $2.1 billion
Mining Oil & Gas
Mining, Oil, & Gas              $2.5 billion
                                $2 5 billion
Lumber, wood, paper (est.) $716 million
                                $5.4 billion
“America’s brightest
people are
attracted by
America’s most
beautiful places.”
     -- former Colorado Governor Roy Romer
           Comparative Advantage
           Comparative Advantage

                                        For the rural West, how 
 “ The seven key industries of the next few decades are all 
                                         important is quality of 
 brainpower  industries ‐‐ microelectonics, biolife 
‘brainpower’ industries ‐‐ microelectonics, bio‐technology
              industries                       bio‐technology, 
                                           as an attractant for 
       the new materials industries, civilian aviation, 
                                          people and business?
                     ,                         ,
   telecommunications, robots and machine tools, and 
              computers and software.”

  “An important aspect of these industries is that they are 
‘footloose.’  Where they will locate depends upon who can 
               i h b i                        h ”
        organize the brainpower to capture them.” 
                     Lester Thurow, Head to Head
                  ‐‐ Lester Thurow, Head to Head
               The Baby Boomers


• Between 2010 and 2030,
               p p
  the over 65 population of
  the U.S. will increase by
  75% to more than 69
          people.
  million people
                          2007 Breakout                         Change in Population
                                                                     (90-2007)
   85 years and
       y
 80 to 84 years
 75 to 79 years
 70 to 74 years
65 and 69 years
60 and 64 years
 55 to 59 years
 50 to 54 years
 45 to 49 years
 40 to 44 years
 35 to 39 years
 30 to 34 years
 25 to 29 years
 20 to 24 years
 15 to 19 years
 10 to 14 years
    5 to 9 years
  Under 5 years

                   4.0
                   40    2.0
                         20           00
                                      0.0    2.0
                                             20    40
                                                   4.0   00
                                                         0.0            2.0
                                                                        20             4.0
                                                                                       40

                         Thousands of People                    Thousands of People
                               Male     Female                 Change 1990-2007
La Plata County, CO
La Plata County, CO
Energy Development
Energy Development
                  Exploration Trends
                  Exploration Trends




Rockies Gas Wells 1980      Rockies Gas Wells 2003
Old West
Old W


    How can communities cope 
            VS.
       with this rapid change 
        without losing their 
        without losing their
              identity?




                       New West
                Hallmarks of 
                  f l
           Successful Communities




                           Understand 
                           U d        d
           Understand 
Broadly                        Local 
              Local                        Manage        Cultivate 
Shared                     Economy in 
           Cultural and                   Growth and       Local 
                            Context of
                            Context of 
Vision       Natural 
             N t l                          Change
                                            Ch          Leadership
                                                        L d hi
                              Global 
              Assets
                             Economy
1. Citizens develop a broadly shared a
 compelling vision of their communit
 future then craft specific actions to g
  citizens first develop a shared vision of their community’s 
                                 there
     future and then craft  specific actions to get them there
     future and then craft specific actions to get them there
2. Understand Your Economy
3. Understand Local Natural
      Cultural Your Natural
andUnderstand AssetsNatural…
   4.
Manage
Growth
 and
 h
Change
What does rural really 
  mean anyway?
How many failed planning processes 
  does it take to approve a plan?
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                                     2007 Land Use 
                                             d        2008 Roundtable
                                                      2008 Roundtable 
                                     Code Update:     Recommendations
                    2005 Land Use                     by BCC 
                    Code Update:     1 code 
                    Created by 
                              y      consultant
   2000             Planning         4 facilitators
   Comprehensive   Commission
   Plan:            Rejected at 
   2 planning firms Black Thursday
   2 planning firms              y
   Not adopted
 5. Foster
  Local
Leadership p
   and
Hometown
  Heros!
  Heros!
             Words of Wisdom
             Words of Wisdom

•   Personal values drive decision making
•   Good leadership p
•   Patience
•   Right tool, right time
    Right tool, right time 
•   Commitment
•   Celebrate successes
    Celebrate successes
•   Great facilitators
•   S i l        i
    Social capacity

								
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