Community Plan Update

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Community Plan, Adoption Draft - Updated 04.27.2021

This draft incorporates all of the public comments received to date. The adoption draft will go before the Planning Commission, CEDC, and City Council for review.

Open House Presentations

Future Land Use Downtown Corridor Map

Future Land Use North Corridor Map

Parks and Trails Map - South Corridor

Parks and Trails Map - North Corridor 

This plan has been developed over the course of nearly three years, and included the involvement and coordination of over sixty stakeholder groups. We won’t find consensus on everything, so focus on the issues that are most important to you. How can we make sure that this plan embodies the entire community of Ouray?

Your comments and thoughts are very important to us. Please submit your comments using the Public Comment Form. The information requested in the form will help us target the issue and keep track of our response. Contact information is not required, but will give us the ability to connect with you if we have any questions or need more information.

Most importantly – THANK YOU! We appreciate your time and effort in helping us to finalize the plan.

Please contact the Community Development Coordinator at 970-325-7087

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 overall 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 re-zonings, 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
Future Land Use Downtown Corridor Map

Future Land Use North Corridor Map

Steering Committee Members

Other City Adopted Plans + Foundation Documents

Meeting Agendas and Packets

Draft Overall Vision and Theme Vision Statements

Community Survey Summary