The Town of Westcliffe Master Plan is prepared in accordance with state statutes that authorize the Town of Westcliffe Planning Commission to develop a master plan for its physical development, per C.R.S. 31-23-207. The purpose for the Town of Westcliffe Master Plan is "guiding and accomplishing a coordinated, adjusted and harmonious development of the municipality and its environs".
More specifically, the Master Plan also serves the following purposes:
- To respond to community issues regarding recent growth impacts and to recognize the public's desire to influence future community development activity;
- To shape development in harmony with the natural characteristics of the land, the capabilities of public services and facilities, and the existing built environment;
- To provide a policy foundation for updating zoning, subdivision, and related ordinances within the Town of Westcliffe's Land Use Code;
- To establish a basis for preparing a capital improvement program;
- To address matters of regional concern that require interjurisdictional coordination; and
- To serve as a community database and be used as supporting documentation for pursing grants for community development activities.