Did you know that a Master Plan, sometimes called a Comprehensive Plan, is the guiding document for the Town’s future? The Town of Ridgway is currently updating its Master Plan.
Thank you to so many of you for your responses to the Community Survey and your participation in the Creating Our Future Gathering. You are shaping Ridgway's future!
Stay updated on the Master Planning process by checking out the documents below:
What is a Master Plan?
A Master Plan is a community’s primary long-term planning document, defining the community’s big picture vision for the future and presenting a road map for achieving that vision. The Town of Ridgway’s Master Plan will be developed by engaging citizens, stakeholders, Town leaders and staff to provide input on a broad spectrum of existing conditions, community issues, and expected future trends. Once a shared vision and goals for the community are established, the community will move towards developing policies to ensure day-to-day actions and decision-making support the vision and goals of the Master Plan. The goals will also be supported by a set of feasible actions that can be readily implemented by staff, Town leaders, and community organizations.
What Topics are Addressed in the Master Plan?
Topics addressed in Ridgway's updated Master Plan will include:
Isn’t the Town Already Addressing That?
The Town of Ridgway is engaged in a number of ongoing efforts that address these topics (such as promoting accessory dwelling units and the Ridgway Creative District). Instead of replacing these efforts, the Master Plan represents an opportunity to understand how these ongoing efforts relate to one another. It will also guide the Town in moving forward in a comprehensive, cross-cutting manner to effectively and efficiently achieve the community's vision for its future.
To see current and past Master Plan documents, click here and go to the Master Plan Documents section.
Summary of Community Gathering, September 27, 2018
On Thursday, September 27, more than 100 people met at the 4-H Event Center to talk about Ridgway’s future at an event entitled "Creating Our Future: A Hands-On Gathering to Envision Our Community's Future While Respecting Its Past." To read about the event, click here or under the section above, What Has Happened So Far with Master Planning. If you attended the event, you'll find information from all the groups' discussions, and if you didn't attend, there is plenty to inform you about that event.