Comprehensive Plan

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COMP PLAN BRANDThe City of Montrose is undertaking a community engagement process to develop the City of Montrose Comprehensive Plan (Plan). The purpose of the Comprehensive Plan is to establish a community vision, set goals, and identify opportunities for growth and development with a 20-year vision and 10-year focus. The Plan serves as the City’s official guide for local decision-making on long-range planning, land use, development, policy, and capital improvements.

About the Plan


The community engagement process provides an opportunity to re-evaluate the community’s vision, goals and priorities and address current conditions and needs.

The City of Montrose adopted its first Comprehensive Plan in 1998 and then completed an update in 2008, with map revisions in 2012 and 2016. Municipalities typically update comprehensive plans every ten years.

What is included in a Comprehensive Plan? 


A Comprehensive Plan is developed with the assistance of community input. It provides a background of existing conditions, describes the vision, goals and objectives of the community, and includes an implementation plan. The City of Montrose Comprehensive Plan may include some or all of the following topics:
  • Land Use
  • Transportation 
  • Housing
  • Economic development
  • Capital improvements
  • Downtown
  • Recreation and tourism
  • Parks and open space
  • Environmental concerns 
  • Implementation
  • Growth management

How is the Plan Developed and Approved?


The Comprehensive Plan is developed through community meetings, online surveys, stakeholder interviews, and community workshops. City staff will conduct the Comprehensive Plan process with active involvement from the Montrose City Council, Planning Commission, and a Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee. The City Council will review and adopt the final plan, and will provide guidance to City staff regarding the public outreach process.
  1. Community Kick-Off Meetings

    The City of Montrose will host the initial community kick-off meetings for the Comprehensive Plan development process in June. The first kick-off meeting will be Tuesday, June 11. Read on...
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Get Involved!


Public involvement is critical in the Comprehensive Plan process. Please join us!

Public participation helps ensure that the final Plan reflects the community’s vision, goals, and priorities for the future. The City will provide numerous opportunities for public engagement throughout the project and will announce them on this website and through social media, news releases, mailings, radio, and television.


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Key Resources and Maps



2008 Comprehensive Plan Documents
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2016 Community Survey

Project Timeline


The City is currently in Phase 1, "Initial Assessment," of the Comprehensive Plan process.
Comp Plan Update Timeline Graphic
Please see the "Get Involved" section for details on upcoming public meetings and opportunities for comment. Anticipated completion for the project is fall 2020.