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 initial Community Survey and your participation in the Creating Our Future Gathering.  You are shaping Ridgway's future! 

February 27th, 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.   |   Master Planning Community Meeting to Review Draft Plan 

This community meeting will be an interactive time to review aspects of the draft Master Plan, based on prior community feedback, with the Town's

consultants and each other.  All are welcome.  Pass the word!

Event Location:  Ouray County 4-H Events Center

Child care will be available as well.












Second Survey: Draft Vision and Goals - This survey has ended.

The Results Summary is available under Master Planning Documents.

The Town of Ridgway is seeking your input on the draft vision and goals for the community's updated Master Plan. Your feedback and suggestions are crucial to ensuring the plan aligns with the community's vision for the future of our town. (This survey is much shorter than the original survey!)

Click here to provide feedback on the draft vision and goals of the Master Plan. The survey will be available until December 14, 2018, so please be sure to complete it before then. Thanks for your input!

Master Planning Documents

Master Planning Event Flyer - Sept. 27, 2018

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
• Housing
​• 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 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. 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.

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: