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 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. 

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.

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. 

  1. Jim Hardcastle

    Long Range Principal Planner

  2. Community Development

    Physical Address
    101 West 8th Street
    Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

    Fax: 970-945-8582