The City of Grand Junction understands the importance of planning for the future. The Community Development Division initiates and facilitates long range planning efforts for the City. Over the years the city has adopted long range plans for the entire urban area, neighborhood planning areas, street corridors, area plans, subarea plans and overlay districts. Many of these Plans are planned jointly with Mesa County and adopted by both entities. The City’s first Comprehensive Plan took 30 months to complete and was adopted jointly by the City and Mesa County in February 2010.
The Grand Junction Comprehensive Plan looks into the future to the year 2035 and plans for the doubling of the urban area’s population. The vision the Plan sets for our community is to “Become the most Livable Community West of the Rockies”. The Comprehensive Plan sunsets some of the previous Plans that were adopted by the City. These included the 1996 Growth Plan, the 2000 updated Orchard Mesa Neighborhood Plan and the 1997 North Central Valley Plan. Other Plans were left intact and incorporated into the Comprehensive Plan.
As the City looks to the future, new neighborhood planning, small area planning and corridor planning will continue and be made a part of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. We welcome you to participate and ask you to join us as we plan for the future of our community.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact Dave Thornton via email or by phone at 970-244-1450.