Long Range Planning

Below is a list of some of the more recently adopted long range plans that are available for download.  Other planning documents, such as the Long Range Transportation plan are available through the Public Works and Engineering pages.

If you would like a hard copy of any of these plans, contact the Community Development Department.

Comprehensive Plan

Adopted in 2011, the city's Comprehensive Plan is the community's guide for making land use decisions and is based on the community's values and vision for the future.  The Comprehensive Plan sets the stage for other City plans including neighborhood or special district plans, capital improvement plans, street and transportation plans, and utility plans. In short, it is the central manuscript that coordinates and sets priorities for the City's current and future planning endeavors.  

Confluence Plan

The 2017 Confluence Redevelopment Plan expresses a redevelopment vision for the area at the junction of the Roaring Fork and Colorado rivers.

Downtown Plan

The Downtown Plan was adopted in 1998 and serves as the comprehensive vision for the downtown area.  Key guiding principles include    

  • Maintaining and strengthening downtown's role as the historic center of the community
  • Ensuring that new infill development respects the small town scale and historic context of the central business district
  • Preserving and enhancing the pedestrian atmosphere

 A 2-page summary of the plan provides a quick overview of the key goals and objectives.

Preservation Plan

Approved in 2008, the Glenwood Springs Preservation Plan guides the city's efforts to identify and preserve its historically and architecturally significant resources.

Comprehensive Plan
Current Long Range Planning Projects
6th Street Corridor Master Plan
Over the next two years, 6th Street is expected to change dramatically as a result of a multi-million dollar Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) project to demolish and realign the Grand Avenue-State Highway 82 Bridge over the Colorado River.

Beginning in January 2016 and continuing for the next 10-12 months, the city and key stakeholders, including area property owners, businesses and residents, will embark on a project to create a future vision for the corridor. 

Project area map (0.6 MB)

Additional information about this project is located on the Planning Department homepage.