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Comprehensive Planning for communities is like career or retirement planning for individuals: if you don’t set goals for your future and figure out a doable way to get from where you are today to where you want to be, you can be pretty well certain that you won’t get there (Creating a Wise Economy 2010).
The Comprehensive Plan was jointly adopted in 1996 by the Town of Estes Park and Larimer County after extensive community outreach and input. Following adoption of the Comprehensive Plan, the Town and County jointly created the Estes Valley Development Code to implement the Comprehensive Plan, soliciting extensive public input.
The Estes Valley Comprehensive Plan establishes land use, community design, growth management, mobility and circulation, housing, scenic and environmental quality, economic, intergovernmental coordination policies for the Estes Valley. The plan also establishes development guidelines for seven distinct planning areas.
In the November, 2012, the Estes Valley Planning Commission, Town Board, and County Commission directed staff to modernize the almost 20 year old comprehensive plan.
Modernization involves reviewing and updating facts, removing obsolete references, and removing information that is no longer relevant. Policies will not change. This process will produce an up to date, accessible comprehensive plan.
Drafts of the modernized plan and staff reports to the Estes Valley Planning Commission, Town Board of Trustees, and Larimer County Board of Commissioners are being presented on an ongoing basis.
Letter of Introduction
Chapter 1: The Planning Process
Chapter 2: Planning the Valley’s Future
Chapter 3: Economic Overview (release date)
Chapter 4: Land Use
Chapter 5: Mobility and Circulation
Chapter 6: Community-Wide Policies
Chapter 7: Neighborhood Plans Part 1, Part 2 (large files)
Chapter 8: Action Plan
Appendix One: Economic Profiles
Appendix Two: Resource Information
The Estes Park Town Board, Estes Valley Planning Commission and Larimer County Commissioners receive regular updates on this project. To learn more about this project please call Phil Kleisler at 970-577-3725; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Stanley Historic District Master Plan sets the vision for development within the 75 acres surrounding the Stanley Hotel. In addition to achitectural standards for this area, protected view corridors are also established to ensure unique views of the Stanley Hotel are preserved for future generations.
Stanley Historic District Master Plan
Stanley Historic District Development Agreement
View Corridor Maps
The Knoll-Willows plan addresses 20 acres of natural open space in and around downtown Estes Park.
Knoll-Willows Master Plan
The Spur 66 Corridor Management Plan