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Long Range Planning  

The Long Range planners are responsible for working with the Planning Commission  to develop the long term, overall plan for the future development of the County.  These staff work closely with community groups to develop consensus on the wants and needs of the community and the direction of future land development.  The County Master Plan includes numerous community plans and is adopted by the Mesa County Planning Commission.  

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To work with the citizens of Mesa County, the Planning Commission, and the Board of County Commissioners to plan for the future development of the County in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life for its citizens. 

Plans in Progress:

    • The Glade Park Plan 2014 was adopted by the Mesa County Planning Commission on December 18, 2014
    • Thank you to everyone who participated in the Plan update.  Your input is appreciated.  
  • Old Spanish Trail Master Plan Amendment 
    • The Old Spanish Trail Plan was adopted by the Mesa County Planning Commission on July 24, 2014
    • The Plan replaces the Gunnison River Bluffs Public Use Plan (Land Use and Development Policy, adopted 1995), which was sunset.
    • Previously referred to as the Sister Trails Master Plan - The Old Spanish Trail & Gunnison River Bluffs
    • The Mesa County Planning Commission adopted the Orchard Mesa Neighborhood Plan on Thursday, May 22, 2014.
    • The Orchard Mesa Plan is a joint effort between the City of Grand Junction and Mesa County in developing the long range vision for the Orchard Mesa neighborhood. The Plan builds upon the 2010 Grand Junction Comprehensive Plan, adopted by Grand Junction and Mesa County.  The Comprehensive Plan includes the western portion of Orchard Mesa.  The 1995 Orchard Mesa Neighborhood Plan (revised in 2000) was sunset with the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan, so it is no longer in effect.  The new Orchard Mesa Plan complements the 2010 Comprehensive Plan for the area.
    • Thank you to everyone who participated in the Orchard Mesa Plan open houses. Your input is very important to us. 

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Kaye Simonson
Long Range Senior Planner

Long Range Information Email

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