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Public input is needed to update Grand County Master Plan

Grand County is in the process of updating its Master Plan, which will involve a series of public meetings. Information obtained in these meetings will help the Grand County Planning and Zoning Department identify key issues the public would like to see addressed in the Master Plan Update. Input is needed to determine that the existing Master Plan (adopted in 1998) reflects current public desires, or if the plan needs to be modified to incorporate other issues that the County faces today.

The Grand County Planning and Zoning Department is working with consultants, Shapins Belt Collins, to assist with the public process and to produce a new updated Master Plan.

For the first round of meetings, the consultants will present an overview of the planning process and conduct a key pad polling survey. Results from this fun, engaging, and private survey will be available immediately. The results will identify areas in the County where the public would like to increase or limit growth, as well as provide other information.

During a second round of meetings in June, participants will break into small groups. Each group will place chips on a grid map to indicate where they feel growth is the most and least appropriate, and to suggest areas for open space and commercial development. These maps quickly show what the public feels is working and not working in their community.

In order for the process to properly reflect the needs and wants of the community, public input will be the key ingredient. We would like you to invite friends and family to attend these public meetings.

Anyone unable to attend may take an online survey which will be available May 6.

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Visit http://www.co.grand.co.us and click on the Master Plan Update Survey link.

The first round of meetings will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the following dates and locations:

– Tuesday, May 6 – Granby Community Center

– Wednesday, May 7 – Fraser Historic Church

– Thursday, May 8 – Kremmling Extension Hall

The second round of meetings will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the following dates and locations:

– Tuesday, June 3 – Granby Community Center

– Wednesday, June 4 – Fraser Historic Church

– Thursday, June 5 – Kremmling Extension Hall

A third round of meetings will be scheduled soon.

If you have any questions, contact Grand County Planning and Zoning at (970) 887-7244.

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