Community Plan Update

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The Community Plan is a long-range document that establishes the overall vision for the community, vision statements for each theme, and goals and actions to achieve the overeall vision and theme vision statements over time.  The Community Plan is a very important advisory and regulatory document that is used by the City Council, Planning Commission and the community in budgeting, capital planning, work plans and for evaluating certain discretionary land use applications such as rezonings, Planned Unit Developments (PUDs), and conditional use permits.

The City of Ouray is undertaking an update to the Community Plan because the current plan is 14 years old, and it is time to revisit the City’s vision, goals and actions.  Community or comprehensive plans are typically revisited every 5 to 10 years in order to reflect today’s public interests; address current issues and opportunities for the city; stay ahead of trends, conditions and changes to the community; and to chart a path forward.

The Community Plan will address several themes or issues that are very important to the community, such as:

  • Infrastructure
  • Recreation, trails and parks
  • Land Use
  • Historical resources
  • Housing
  • Community Character
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Tourism
  • Sustainability
  • Geothermal Resources
  • Arts and culture
The Community Plan Update process is summarized in Process To Update the Community Plan.

Please contact the City’s Community Development Coordinator if you have any questions on the Community Plan update by emailing
Steering Committee 2019 Meeting Schedule

Steering Committee Members

Other City Adopted Plans + Foundation Documents

Meeting Agendas and Packets

Draft Overall Vision and Theme Vision Statements

Community Survey Summary