Montrose, CO— Montrose County is updating its Master Plan, an important document that guides the growth and physical development of the unincorporated area of the county. Next week, contractors and staff will host open house meetings across the county for the public to provide feedback that will help create the vision for the future of the county's physical development.
The Master Plan was last updated in 2010, and the update will incorporate changes throughout the county over the last 13 years. The update process focuses on engaging the public at each step, from social media to public open houses. The goal is to develop a community-driven vision for the future of Montrose County. The Master Plan will address a variety of topics, including natural resources, agriculture, economic development, recreation and tourism, utilities and services, transportation, and land use.
“The Master Plan is an important tool for guiding the growth and development of Montrose County,” said Montrose County Planning Department Director Tallmadge Richmond. “We want to make sure that the updated Master Plan reflects the needs and priorities of our community. Residents will have the opportunity to view areas of the county and provide feedback as to what makes sense for development in a given area.”
The Montrose County Master Plan allows the county to make consistent decisions on planning and development issues, and provides long-term goals and policies for the different elements that guide how those ordinances are created and/or amended. The plan is the non-regulatory advisory document used to inform decisions regarding land use, zoning regulations, subdivisions, hazard regulations, annexation decisions, development review, and other development decisions.
Open Houses will be held in Montrose, Naturita, Maher and Olathe during the week of November 14th. The detailed schedule is listed below. All residents of Montrose County are welcome to attend. For more information, please visit montrosecounty.net/masterplan.
11a-1p, Naturita Community Center (411 West 2nd Ave.)
4-6pm, Naturita Community Center (411 West 2nd Ave.)
4-6p, Onion Valley Club Maher (3996 Clear Fork Rd.)
8-9a, Montrose Forum (Cascade Hall, CMU Campus) *Presentation
4-7pm, Olathe Community Center (115 Main Street, Olathe)
4-7p, Montrose County Event Center (1067 North 7th Street)