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 Update 2023
Here is the current and newly approved Glenwood Springs Comprehensive Plan Update 2023 It 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.
Comprehensive Plan BRIEF
The BRIEF is a companion document to the Comprehensive Plan Update 2023 and is a tool for quick reference of the full Plan regarding Policy Action Items and NOT meant to replace or be utilized solely in lieu of the full 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.
Approved in 2008, the Glenwood Springs Preservation Plan guides the city's efforts to identify and preserve its historically and architecturally significant resources.
Strategic Housing Plan Update
This update to the 2010 Plan was adopted in 2023. The Strategic Housing Plan Update contains a menu of policy tools for creating and preserving affordable housing in Glenwood Springs, recommendations for actions and policy changes, and an assessment of housing needs in Glenwood Springs.