Fraser poised to adopt revised comp plan
March 14, 2010
After more than 2 years in the works, the Town of Fraser’s comprehensive plan is ready for approval.
The planning commission, with the leadership of Town Planner Catherine Trotter, has taken on the task itself, saving the town tens of thousands of dollars by doing the revisions in house.
The last time the plan was revised was in 2003. Prior to that, it hadn’t been overhauled since the late 1980s. Trotter said.
The comprehensive plan is a document that outlines the town’s vision of itself now and its goals moving into the future. The plan lays the groundwork for future land use policy and gives direction to the town’s growth, development and policy-making in the years to come.
The community participated in the revision process by completing a survey and commenting on the document during draft phases. Business leaders were also approached to review the draft document, Trotter said.
The new plan focuses on integrating second-home owners in the community; improving property maintenance around town; enhancing the physical appearance of the downtown area; addressing the town’s parking challenges and providing education and enforcement of the town’s new animal control policies.
The plan encourages the town’s leadership to continue pursuing ways to join forces with neighboring governments as it did with the police department the municipal court and the building department. And, wherever possible, the plan stresses that new growth in the community should be through infill and revitalization of the downtown area.
“Now we are just looking forward to seeing these goals put into action,” Trotter said.
The draft comprehensive plan is available for viewing on the town’s website at http://www.frasercolorado.com.
The board of trustees will review the document for adoption at its March 17 meeting. The public is encouraged to make comments on the comprehensive plan at the meeting or in advance by email to Catherine Trotter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Reid Armstrong can be reached at 970-887-3334 ext. 19610 or email@example.com.