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. 

Your ideas and participation are needed to help shape Ridgway's future! 

The Community Survey has now closed.  Thank you to so many of you for your responses. 

Data will be shared from the community survey and much more at the Sept. 27 event.  Plan to attend!! This event will be the next stage of active participation in Master Planning...

Creating our Future: A Hands-On Gathering to Envision Our Community's Future

While Respecting Its Past 

Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, from 5:00 - 8:00 P.M., 4-H Event Center

(Click on this flyer link, or below, under "Current Master Planning Resources")

Join your community on Thursday, September 27, 2018, as the Town of Ridgway embarks on the next phase of the process to update Ridgway’s Master Plan. Special guest facilitators will lead us through a series of hands-on, interactive exercises in which you and other members of our community will work together to envision how our town should evolve over the next ten to twenty years. Working in groups, you will explore where new growth could occur, how our town’s vision should be updated to reflect the community you envision, and provide input on the preliminary goals of the Master Plan. A poet will be on hand to keep things lively!
The event will be held at the 4-H Event Center at the Ouray County Fairgrounds from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. An introductory open house will be held from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, followed by group activities from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Food and drink will be provided, and childcare is available. An online follow-up activity will be made available to those unable to attend. Visit www.bit.ly/ridgwaymp to learn more. 
Don’t miss this opportunity to weigh-in on the future of our community! 


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:

Future growth and development
Economic vitality
Environmental stewardship
Community services, infrastructure, and facilities
Sustainability and resilience
Arts and culture
Parks and Recreation
And more!
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 Master Plan documents, click here and go to the Master Plan Documents section.
Current Master Planning Resources
Master Planning Event Flyer - Sept. 27, 2018
For further information about Ridgway's Master Planning process, contact Shay Coburn, Town Planner, at scoburn@town.ridgway.co.us, or Diedra Silbert, Community Initiatives Facilitator, at dsilbert@town.ridgway.co.us.
To be added to a list of people interested in Master Planning, please give your name and email address: